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MSU Army ROTC to commission eight lieutenants

April 16, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN –Eight MSU Army ROTC students will graduate and receive commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in room 233 of the Strand Union Building.

Along with meeting academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree, the cadets met a stringent set of military requirements including additional classes, physical fitness training and a summer camp between their junior and senior years.

Brett Christensen, a political science major from Conrad was named a Distinguished Military graduate placing him among the top 10 percent of military graduates in the nation. Christensen will serve on active duty in the Signal Corps.       

Jacob Ahman, from Muscatine, Iowa, is graduating with a bachelor’s in fish and wildlife resources and will serve as a military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve.                                              

Charles Bierwirth, originally from Redding, Calif., is graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering and will serve on active duty in the Corps of Engineers.

Gavin Duecker earned an art-graphic design degree and will join the Army Reserves as an ordnance officer. Duecker is from Lakeville, Minn.

Joseph Giralt of Orem, Utah, is graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering technology and is joining the Army Reserve as an engineer officer.

Benjamin Robinson of Edgewood, N.M., graduating with a bachelor’s in geology, will serve as an active duty armor officer.

Alexander Sigler is graduating with a degree in psychology. Originally from Lake Stevens, Wash., Sigler will join the Washington National Guard.

Daniel Torres, architecture, from Houston is joining the California National Guard in the Corps of Engineers. 

Contact: Brent Reinhardt (406) 994-5477,

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