UH Manoa Army ROTC to hold commissioning ceremony on May 17

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: May 12, 2009

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Army ROTC will conduct a commissioning ceremony on Sunday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Kennedy Theatre. Twenty-five Second Lieutenants will be commissioned into the Army during a swearing-in ceremony that will include pinning of rank and first salute from an enlisted member of the Army.

Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific, will be keynote speaker.

Unique to this year‘s ceremony is the presentation of the Silver Star by General Mixon to the family of First Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, Class of 2006, Chosen Company, 2/503 Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, who was killed in action in Wanat, Afghanistan, last year.

Other presentations will include the annual "Warrior of Mānoa" award to Natalia Cardona, the top graduating senior, by Allen Hoe, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army-West Oahu; Distinguished Military Graduate certificates to the seven cadets achieving a standard of top 20 percent in the nation amongst over 5,000 cadets by General Mixon; and the State of Hawaii Governor‘s recognition for all graduating seniors by Major Gen. Robert Lee, Adjutant General, State of Hawaii.