Commissioning for Service May 18

Graduating Students Will Be Promoted to Second Lieutenant


Twenty-two Army ROTC cadets, including twin brothers Frank and James Loxsom of Irvine, will be commissioned as second lieutenants during a May 18 ceremony at Cal State Fullerton. The CSUF program includes cadets from other universities, including Biola, Chapman, DeVry, UC Irvine and Vanguard.


Friday, May 18
10 a.m.


Cal State Fullerton lawn west of the Engineering and Computer Science complex
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


The cadets, who also are completing their bachelor degrees, their cities of residence, schools and majors, are:

  • Jacob Albers of Alta Loma, CSUF, criminal justice
  • Andrew Barclay of Redding, Biola, biblical and theology studies
  • Sarah Beech of Los Angeles, Biola, psychology
  • Lizzett Belmonte of Delhi, Biola, political science
  • Steven Cabrera of Rancho Cucamonga, DeVry, technical management
  • Cody DeYoung of Hemet, Vanguard, business
  • David Downey of Redlands, Biola, history
  • Sarah Enamorado of Corona, CSUF, sociology
  • Carlos Genelvelez of Costa Mesa, DeVry, criminal justice
  • Robert Golding of La Mirada, Biola, biblical and theology studies
  • Joe Lopez of Huntington Beach, CSUF, political science
  • Frank Loxsom of Irvine, CSUF, criminal justice
  • James Loxsom of Irvine, CSUF, political science
  • Andrew Nowak of Kelseyville, Biola, English
  • Matthew Olsen of Glendale, Ariz., Biola, business administration
  • John Pai of Anchorage, AK, Biola, biblical and theology studies
  • Thu Hong Pham of Anaheim, CSUF, American studies and health science
  • Jeffrey Rogers of Cypress, Biola, organizational leadership
  • Robert Ruiz of Fullerton, DeVry, network and communication management
  • Eric Smith of Manvel, TX, Chapman, film production
  • Robert Spencer of Orange, Vanguard, business marketing
  • Tina Tu of Westminster, CSUF, kinesiology


Army Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell, commanding general at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, will give the keynote address. He is the recipient of a Silver Star Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service, Meritorious Service (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation (with two Oak Leaf Clusters) and Army Achievement medals; and Combat Action Badge. His service includes stints as a platoon leader, combat trainer, commander and chief of staff in Korea, Germany, Iraq and at bases throughout the United States.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.

Media Contacts:

Jonathan B. Nepute, Military Science, 657-278-3007
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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