ROTC Cadets Commissioning May 24
Graduating Seniors To Become Army Second Lieutenants
May 13, 2013
Twenty-five U.S. Army cadets in Cal State Fullerton's Reserve Officer Training Corps will be commissioned May 24 for duty as second lieutenants. The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Major Gen. David Walden Puster, commanding general for the 84th Training Command in Fort Knox, Ky.
May 24 at 10 a.m.
Lawn west of the Engineering BuildingCal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
The ROTC program welcomes cadets from other universities and colleges, as well as CSUF. The cadets, who are completing bachelor degrees, their cities of residence and educational institutions are:
- Aliso Viejo — Timothy A. Chan, business-accounting, Biola University
Thomas T. Nguyen Vu, anthropology, CSUF
- Anaheim — Joshua D. Draper, history, CSUF
- Bellflower — Antonina E. Cabuang, human services, CSUF
- Chino Hills — Lauren M. DeShay, business administration-accounting, CSUF
Justin Suk, criminal justice, CSUF
- Corona — Brian M. McNeilly, biblical and theological studies, Biola
- Costa Mesa — Ronald B. Snow, business administration-management, CSUF
- Fullerton — Jeffrey M. Veloria De Castro, child and adolescent development, CSUF
Joshua D. Gonzalez, criminal justice, CSUF
Julius L. Hardi, business administration-accounting, CSUF
Donald M. Kidwell, sociology, CSUF
Thomas C. Matthews, history, CSUF
Robert J. Santa Ines, political science and history, CSUF
- Huntington Beach — Tim D. Dole, health science and business administration, CSUF
- Irvine — Paul J. Blenz Jr., business administration, CSUF
Johnathan P. Gopen, criminal justice, CSUF
- La Mirada — Rebekah J. Maxwell, psychology, Biola
- La Palma — Eric Kang, criminal justice, CSUF
- Mission Viejo — Isaac W. Cho, child and adolescent development, CSUF
- Palm Desert — Abe Rodas, kinesiology, CSUF
- Santa Ana — Ramon Aguas, criminal justice, CSUF
Oliver R. Lopez, psychology, CSUF
Sandra Rojas, history, CSUF
- Yorba Linda — Katharine J. Twigg, biblical and theological studies, Biola
Once commissioned, most of the soon-to-be new officers will undergo up to a year of officer training, then report to their respective duty stations in the United States or abroad.
Julius L. Hardi, Rebekah J. Maxwell and Brian M. McNeilly will be honored as "Distinguished Military Graduates" for being among the top 20 percent of all graduating cadets in the nation.
Congressional and state Senate certificates of commendation will be awarded to each cadet.
$8 for a daily permit or $2 per hour in select locations. Details available online.
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586