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ROTC Cadets to Take Part in May 20 Commissioning Ceremony

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Twenty-five U.S. Army cadets in Cal State Fullerton’s Reserve Officer Training Corps will be commissioned May 20 for duty as second lieutenants. The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer, commanding general of the 79th Sustainment Support Command at Los Alamitos.


10 a.m. Friday, May 20


Portola Pavilion of Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Student Union
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:

Anaheim — Susan Ann Wagerer, criminal justice, and Christine Yu, health science, both CSUF
Brea — Taylor Robert Salas, criminal justice, CSUF
Cedar Park, Texas — Britannia Danielle Myers, political science and history, Chapman University
Chino Hills — Thomas Higgins, psychology, CSUF
Chula Vista — Mario Quintanilla, criminal justice, CSUF
Claremont — Jason Thomas Gregoryk, criminal justice, CSUF
Corona — Juan Gonzalez, criminal justice, and Dakota Ann Wagaman, psychology, both CSUF
Covina — Christiana Marie Seoane, psychology, Chapman University
Garden Grove — Xavier Mendoz, history, Matthew Nguyen, criminal justice and religious studies, and Phong Nguyen, history, all CSUF
Huntington Beach — Jason G. Cottrell, physical science, Biola University
Laguna Hills — Christopher Steven Yu, electrical engineering, CSUF
La Mirada — Clint Tyler Bales and Cynthia Alexis Cano, both criminal justice, CSUF
Newport Beach — Andrew Jack McCartney, business administration, CSUF
Orange — Daniel John Kissee, psychology, CSUF
Placentia — Gregory Michael DeLeon, civil engineering, CSUF
Pleasanton — Barron Justin Kim, sociology, Biola University
Redondo Beach — Jacob Melendez, radio-TV-film, CSUF
Riverside — Andrew Joseph Schouten, history, CSUF
West Covina —Danny Nam, biblical studies, Biola University
Whittier — Luis Alejandro Acosta, criminal justice, CSUF

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.

Special Recognition:

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.

Media Contact:

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852