LSU to Commission 17 ROTC Cadets on Thursday, May 15

05/14/2014 03:39 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Thursday, May 15, 17 of LSU’s ROTC cadets and midshipmen will be commissioned at 2 p.m. in the Bo Campbell Auditorium of the LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.


Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, the commanding general for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, will be the guest speaker and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, LSU’s commencement speaker, will give the commissioning oath of office and provide remarks.


At the ceremony, nine cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants from the LSU Air Force ROTC program, five cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants from the LSU Army and three LSU Students will be commissioned as second lieutenants or ensigns from Southern University’s Navy ROTC program.


The newly commissioned officers will also be acknowledged at LSU’s spring commencement ceremony later that day.


Among those commissioning, two will train as aviators, including one at the Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Fla., and one at the Louisiana National Guard’s 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion in Hammond, La.; two will train as air liaison officers at Fort Stewart in Georgia; two will train as acquisition officers; and one will train as assessment acquisition officer at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La. One will branch adjutant general and attend Basic Officer’s Leaders Course and another will train as a pilot at the Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.  


Fogarty entered active duty as a Military Intelligence, or MI, Corps second lieutenant in 1983. His recent assignments include director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base in Florida and director of the Joint Intelligence Operations Center for Operation Enduring Freedom.


He received his bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. He holds two Master of Science degrees, including one in strategic studies and the other in administration. His military education includes the MI Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.


Among his major awards and decorations are the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.


For additional information on the ROTC program or the commissioning ceremony, contact Linda Warmsley, assistant director of recruiting and enrollment in LSU’s Department of Military Science, at 225-578-2371 or 225-578-8988.




Contact Tara Kistler
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014