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Three LSU ROTC students to be commissioned today

Three LSU ROTC students to be commissioned today
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POSTED: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 9:44am

Three of LSU’s ROTC cadets will be commissioned at today at 2:00 p.m. at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast and Environment Building.

At the ceremony, two of the cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants from the LSU Army ROTC program, and one will be commissioned as a second lieutenant from the LSU Air Force ROTC program.

Commissioned Officers are responsible for completing demanding missions while ensuring the welfare, morale, and professional development of the Soldiers entrusted to them.

Commissioned Officers begin their Army service as young leaders, providing a blend of valuable skills and knowledge. With their self-discipline, motivation, confidence, and judgment, they use their problem solving skills to determine solutions and accomplish the mission.

Col. (Retired) Henry M. Martin, assistant professor at the Command General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., will be the guest speaker for the LSU ROTC 2013 Summer Commissioning Ceremony.

Martin was drafted in the United States Army in June 1972 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the Kansas Military Academy on June 11, 1977. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and math from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and a master’s degree in adult education and a Ph.D. in occupational education from Kansas State University. He has served 35 years in the military.

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