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Military Science and Leadership Archive

Appalachian’s ROTC program graduates 10 second lieutenants

BOONE—Ten students from the ROTC program at Appalachian State University ended their time as students at the university and took the first steps in becoming Army officers Aug. 8.

New Army officers begin their careers

BOONE—Six cadets in Appalachian State University’s ROTC program transitioned from students to second lieutenants during commissioning ceremonies held on campus.

Pershing Rifles and Mountain Man March team take top honors at national competitions

BOONE—The Pershing Rifle Drill team from Appalachian State University’s ROTC program won third place overall in the annual Pershing Rifle National Competition held in March in Richmond, Va. The team also placed first in the Platoon Armed Regulation Drill and third in the Squad Armed Regulation Drill and Squad Exhibition Drill.

Reflection and gratitude mark campus Memorial Day ceremony

BOONE—Friends, family and fellow service members paused early Monday morning to remember those who died in service to their country.

From Appalachian graduates to Army officers

BOONE—The hard work and sacrifice of eight graduating Appalachian State University seniors means more than just earning a college diploma. Each has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

New Army officers advised to ‘earn your leadership everyday’

dec_commissioning_t_1.jpgBOONE—Newly commissioned second lieutenants from Appalachian State University’s ROTC program were told by commissioning ceremony speaker Lt. Col. Bo Clayton that leadership is something they will earn every day. Clayton, a 1988 graduate of Appalachian, is former deputy commander of the 4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) and currently a U.S. Army War College National Security Fellow at the University of North Carolina.

A call to serve; four Appalachian graduates commissioned as Army officers

BOONE—Four Appalachian State University graduates and newly commissioned Army officers are well prepared to begin their Army careers, according to Lt. Col. Craig Mix with the N.C. Army National Guard.

Appalachian graduates include 11 new Army officers

BOONE—Eleven seniors from the Army ROTC program at Appalachian State University became officers in the U.S. Army during a commissioning ceremony held on campus May 11.

From Appalachian students to military officers

ROTC1216_t.jpgBOONE—Four Appalachian State University graduates will soon join the less than 1 percent of U.S. citizens who volunteer to serve in the military.

Public relations major Jorge R. Maldonado, psychology major Kelli N. Tapia, anthropology major William J. Tynan and sociology major Kailyn A. Zimmer were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during ceremonies held Dec. 16 at Appalachian State University.