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Two Receive Commissions Dec. 14

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Dec. 10, 2012

Joshua Flores and Joshua R. Rubin, U.S. Army cadets in Cal State Fullerton’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, will be commissioned for duty as second lieutenants Friday, Dec. 14. Their 10 a.m. commissioning ceremony will be held in the Titan Student Union Theater. The public is welcome.

Once commissioned, the new officers will undergo officer training, then report to their respective duty stations.

Joshua Flores

After the ceremony, Flores, a business administration major completing his bachelor’s degree at Vanguard University, will report to Fort Sill in Oklahoma for a field artillery-basic officer leadership course, then serve in the Washington National Guard with the 1-161 Headquarters Company.

The 22-year-old Mission Viejo resident said he and his brother were inspired to enlist in the military by his father, an immigrant from El Salvador.

“It is our goal to make sure we see his dream of his sons being men of honesty, integrity and respect fulfilled,” Flores said. “This is why I decided on this path. The United States of America has given my father so much. It is the least my brother and I can do.”

Joshua R. Rubin

A cultural anthropology major at Vanguard University, Rubin will spend the next three months at Cal State Fullerton, serving as a recruiter before heading off for his basic leadership course at Fort Leanard Wood in Missouri. Later, he will serve with the Army Reserves in the 224th Military Police Company at Scottsdale, Ariz., where he will work with his father.

The 21-year-old Fullerton resident said he “has loved every minute of ROTC training at Cal State Fullerton.”

Ceremony Details

Gen. Sylvia Crockett, the first Latina to obtain the highest rank in California’s National Guard, will deliver the keynote address.

Campus parking is $2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online. For more information, call Eileen A. Yuhico at 657-278-3007.

By: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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