Prior to receiving their baccalaureate degrees May 12-13, Army ROTC cadets at Pennsylvania College of Technology were commissioned as second lieutenants and assigned to their Army component and branch.
Upon commissioning, the cadets committed to four years of active duty or eight years in the Army Reserve or National Guard.
Pennsylvania College of Technology Army ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants. Flanked by Lt. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, Director of the Army Staff, (left) and Penn College President Michael J. Reed (right) are, from left, Adam T. Roe, of Hallstead; Jesse D. Laird V, of Chambersburg; Trent D. Martin, of Brownstown. (Photo Credit: Patrick Marty, Penn College)
Selected to active duty was Adam T. Roe, of Hallstead. Adam, recipient of a bachelor's in construction management, will serve in the Aviation branch.
Additionally, Adam was honored as a Distinguished Military Student, designated by the professor of military science on the basis of high scholarship, evidence of high moral character, military aptitude and demonstrated leadership ability. Distinguished Military Graduates are those who rank in the top 20 percent of Army ROTC graduates nationwide.
For more information on ROTC at Penn College, visit www.pct.edu/rotc or email ROTC@pct.edu.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (also known as DAR) has a history of supporting military cadets, active-duty military and veterans throughout its 130-year history. The DAR Gold ROTC Cadet Medal is presented to male or female cadets around the country and is selected locally by the Professor of Military Science. The recipient must have demonstrated loyalty and patriotism and earned a record of military and scholastic achievement during their participation in their ROTC program. The cadet is selected based on qualities including dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training. The Gold ROTC Medal is worn according to ROTC protocol.
The local recipients and participating DAR Chapters were: Caleb A. Grossman, attends University of Scranton. Presented by the Scranton City Chapter; Kevin Branas, East Stroudsburg Univ. Presented by Jacob Stroud Chapter; Zackery Evans, Misericordia Univ. Presented by Lt. Asa Stevens Chapter; Rosalyn Page, Marywood University. Presented by Susquehanna County Chapter; Shaun Barlow, King's College. Presented by Tunkhannock Chapter; Genesis Marte, Lackawanna College. Presented by Wayne Chapter; Stephen Verosko, Wilkes Univ. Presented by Wyoming Valley Chapter.