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Mount ROTC Students Commissioned Into US Army

Photos from the Commissioning Ceremony. The seven new commissioned Second Lieutenants will serve in different branches of the Army including military intelligence, transportation and field artillery.

Emmitsburg, Maryland - Seven U.S. Army cadets in Mount St. Mary’s University ROTC, who also are completing their college degrees, were commissioned for duty as U. S. Army Second Lieutenants on Friday, May 11.

The new officers will undergo up to a year of follow-on officer training, then report to their respective duty stations in the United States or abroad.

“There is no doubt that the support that the Mount St. Mary’s community gives to the ROTC program is paramount in the commissioning of such high quality Army Officers each year. The Cadets at the Mount share a close and cohesive bond, forged through common sacrifice and effort; and they’ll carry it with them in all endeavors,” says Lieutenant Colonel, Field Artillery and Professor of Military Science McDaniel College Paul T. Jackson. “It is too often forgotten that these outstanding young Americans and soon to be Mount alumni volunteered to serve their country in a time of war. The department wishes all of the Mount graduates Godspeed.”

Graduates, Major and Special Honors:

David Cline: History; Field Artillery
Eugene Datoc: MBA; Military Intelligence
Daniel Davis: Philosophy; Transportation Corps
Bennett Judge: International Studies; Military Intelligence
Gavin Master: Information Systems; Field Artillery
Julia Mulqueen: Theology and German with a Minor in Biology; Transportation Corps
Received the George C. Marshall award for top 284 Senior Cadets out of over 5000 nationwide; received the Mount's Flanagan Prize for exemplary scholarship, conduct and leadership; received the Lancer Award as the Mount's top cadet; Cadet Battalion Commander
Ashley Waltrup: History; Quartermaster
Keynote speaker: Brig. Gen. Phillip M. Churn, C'83, Deputy Commanding General, 200th Military Police Command

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