|Cadets to Receive
Eight new officers will play a role
in the war on terrorism
Story by Mimi Ko Cruz
June 15, 2006 :: No. 260
Six Cal State Fullerton cadets and two cadets from nearby
universities stood at attention last month as they received
their commissions as second lieutenants in the Army.
As part of the ceremony, the cadets recited their oath of
office and their loved ones pinned the gold bars of the second
lieutenant onto their uniforms. The keynote speaker was Army
Major Gen. John R. Hawkins III, assistant deputy chief of
staff for personnel, Department of the Army.
"Within a year from now, all eight new officers will
play a role in our nation's global war on terrorism,
in some form," said Major Robert H. Medina, assistant
professor of military science.
The new officers now are undergoing up to a year of training
and, then, will report to their respective duty stations,
Here are the CSUF cadets, who also completed degrees, and
their eventual stations:
* Erwin Abella, master of arts in political science, Armor,
Fort Hood, Texas
* James Griffith, bachelor's degree in political
science, Military Police, Fort Bragg, N.C.
* Huy Hua, bachelor
of arts in business administration, Quartermaster, Republic
* Robert Kang, bachelor of arts in criminal justice,
Field Artillery, Republic of Korea
* Raymond Lee, master of
science in electrical engineering, Signal Corps, Fort Lewis,
* Anthony Wilson, bachelor of arts in communications,
Military Intelligence, California Army National Guard
In addition, Catherine Aboy completed her bachelor of arts
in business administration from UC Riverside and will be
stationed in the Air Defense Artillery in Germany and Jason
Pham completed his bachelor of arts in criminology from UC
Irvine and will be stationed in Field Artillery in Korea.
Robert H. Medina, Military Science, 657-278-5545
Mimi Ko Cruz, Public Affairs, 657-278-7586 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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