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ULM graduate gets commission

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - ULM will be commissioning a new Army 2nd Lt. today.

University of Louisiana at Monroe senior Tyler Gahagan, a construction management major from Monroe, will receive his commission as an officer, earning him the rank of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.

The ceremony will be held on the second floor of the ULM Student Union Building in SUB Ballroom B.

The event is free and open to the public and ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno will be in attendance.

"Above all, I feel that my commissioning as a Second Lieutenant is a culmination of the leadership skills I have learned, as well as the sense of duty instilled in me during my time as a ULM student and an ROTC cadet," said Gahagan.

According to Tim Connelly, instructor of military science at ULM, to commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) a cadet must have a college degree, with most receiving their commission when they graduate. When cadets receives their commissions, they become Army Officers.

Gahagan will graduate with the fall 2012 class on Saturday, Dec. 8.


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