Cameron Army ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants

Five cadets from Cameron University's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program were commissioned as Second Lieutenants (2LT) during a ceremony held at in the Cameron University Theatre.

2LT Donovan J. Heintzman, Walters, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology and minors in Chemistry and Military Science. Recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate, he has been commissioned as an active duty officer in the Medical Services Corps.

2LT Christopher B. Lacock, Mustang, has also been recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Military Science. Lacock has been commissioned as an active duty officer in the Air Defense Artillery.

2LT Megan R. Norris, Lawton, joins the Cameron University Class of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with minors in Computer Science and Military Science. She has been commissioned as a National Guard Officer in Military Intelligence.

2LT Christopher Reif, Lawton, has been commissioned as an active duty officer in the Signal Corps. He graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

2LT Jonathan Vann, Lawton, has earned a Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in General Psychology. Recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate, he has been commissioned as an active duty officer in the Transportation Corps

These members of the Comanche Battalion compete against more than 6,000 cadets nationwide for branch choices and selection for active service Army. A centralized selection board at the Department of the Army considers several factors in making branch assignments, including Army needs, each cadet's field of study and overall scholastic performance.

Cadets in CU’s Comanche Battalion must meet rigorous physical fitness demands, achieve satisfactory evaluations in leadership skills, support the community through various service-related activities, and, as a senior, serve as mentors to the junior class members, all while maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 2.0, a 3.0 in military science, and a 3.2 or above for competitive active duty positions.

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May 10, 2018