Ten Students Commissioned into U.S. Army, Navy
On May 11, Prairie View A&M University conducted a Joint Commissioning Ceremony for its Army ROTC and Navy ROTC programs.
“With our guest speaker, Navy Veteran and former mayor of Prairie View, Frank D. Jackson, we honored the hard work, dedication, resilience, and duty of cadets turned officers,” said Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Williams, department head and a professor of Military Science. “The road to success is never easy, and the perseverance of these young men throughout undergrad in the Army ROTC Panther Battalion has shined brightly to act as a light through the tunnel for their upcoming duty assignments and preparation for their careers.”
Proud family members, friends, and faculty celebrated the commissioning of Second Lieutenant Cody Blackburn, Second Lieutenant Theron Bray, and Second Lieutenant D’Angelo Thompson in the United States Army and Ensign Kalob Bishop, Ensign Ashley Gonzalez, Ensign Christopher Gorman, Ensign Paul Jaime, Ensign Isaiah Nix, and Ensign Sebastian Toro into the United States Navy.
“These outstanding graduates of Prairie View A&M University are highly motivated to commence their respective careers in the armed forces and to develop further mentally, morally and physically to assume the highest responsibilities of citizenship and government service,” said Dean Danny R. Kelley.
In August, the PVAMU Army ROTC program will commission four more cadets, and in the spring of 2019, it is anticipating its largest class in over ten years.