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Eighteen ROTC Cadets Commissioned on May 16

05/17/2013 08:53 AM

BATON ROUGE – Eighteen graduates were commissioned during the LSU Spring Commissioning Ceremony on Thursday, May 16, in the Bo Campbell Auditorium at the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes. Retired Maj. Gen. James W. Graves, who culminated a long and distinguished career of military service to his country as the assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve matters at the Pentagon, was the guest speaker for the ceremony.

 

Three of the graduates were from the LSU Army ROTC program, 11 of the graduates were from the LSU Air Force ROTC program and four were LSU students who participated in Southern University's Navy ROTC program.

 

The following is a list of commissionees by program and hometown:

 

LSU Army ROTC (3):

 

Mandeville – 2nd Lt. Kathleen Danielle Keller received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from E. J. Ourso College of Business. Keller will attend the Air Defense Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sill, Okla.

 

River Ridge – 2nd Lt. Lt Kyle James Meariman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Meariman will attend Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course in Fort Benning, Ga.

 

Chester, Va. – 2nd Lt. Deion Jamil Stalling received a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Stalling’s branch is transportation. His first assignment will be with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 319 Regiment, 7th Brigade Support Team after attending the Transportation Corps Basic Officer Leader Course at Ft. Lee, Va.

 

LSU Air Force ROTC (11):

 

Salinas, Calif. – 2nd Lt. Felix Carrillo III received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the E. J. Ourso College of Business. His first assignment is acquisitions officer-program management at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

 

Lafayette – 2nd Lt. Myles Matthew Delcambre received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering. His first assignment is acquisitions officer-developmental engineer at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

 

Slidell – 2nd Lt. Molly Jane Hane received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the College of Science. Her first assignment is as a space and missile operations officer at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado.

 

Metairie – 2nd Lt. Greg James Huete received a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from E. J. Ourso College of Business. His first assignment is as a space and missile operations officer at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

 

Terrytown – 2nd Lt. Denisse Stephanie Paz received a Bachelor of Science degree in applied/discrete mathematics from the College of Science. Her first assignment is as a cyber operations officer at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.

 

Grenta – 2nd Lt. Julie Quach received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the College of Engineering. Her first assignment is as a cyber operations officer at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.

 

Jackson – 2nd Lt. Caleb Monroe Shotwell received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering. His first assignment is as a pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas.

 

New Orleans – 2nd Lt. Kyle Nolan Simmons received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. His first assignment is as a law student at the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans.

 

Abbeville – 2nd Lt. Albert C Steen III received a Bachelor of Science degree in human resource education from the College of Human Sciences & Education. His first assignment is as a pilot at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas.

 

Baton Rouge – 2nd Lt. Perry Kenneth Van Zandt received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering. His first assignment is as a space and missile operations officer at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

 

Suwanee, Ga. – 2nd Lt. Chloe Ward received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences. Her first assignment is as a medical student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Medical School in Bethesda, Md. Ward was also one of 54 students recognized as University Medalists for having the highest grade point average among graduating seniors.

 

Southern University Navy ROTC (4):

 

Monroe – Ensign Arthur Carroll Escribano received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. His first assignment is Naval Aviation School Command in Pensacola, Fla.

 

St. Amant – 2nd Lt. Jonathan Scofield Delatte commissioned in the United States Marine Corps. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering. His first assignment is at the Basic School in Quantico, Va.

 

Covington – 2nd Lt. Kaitlin M. Nickelotte commissioned in the United States Marine Corps. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the College of Science. Her first assignment is at the Basic School in Quantico, Va.

 

Landing, N.J. – 2nd Lt. Kyle Edward Wolfson commissioned in the United States Marine Corps. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in general business from the E. J. Ourso College of Business. His first assignment is at the Basic School in Quantico, Va.

 

For additional information on the ROTC program, contact Linda Warmsley, assistant director of recruiting and enrollment in LSU's Department of Military Science, at lwarms1@lsu.edu or 225-578-3567 or 225-578-2371.

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