FSU cadets set to participate in virtual commissioning ceremony

| Thu, 06/11/20

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Members of Florida State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps will be taking the next step in their military career at a nationwide commissioning ceremony this Friday.

Like thousands of graduation and commencement ceremonies around the country, this one will be held virtually and it has the distinction of being held live from the Pentagon.

During the ceremony, FSU Cadets and newly commissioned second lieutenants will take the Oath of Office, which will be administered by the Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

Lt. Col. and Professor of Military Science Keith Pruett, who directs FSU’s ROTC program, said this year’s class will see 42 cadets graduate and earn the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

Pruett said that while the ceremony will mark the completion of the cadets’ work at FSU, it’s a new beginning.

“There are so many things you have to do to get to this point,” he said. “To have trained, to have gone through all of that, to build that bond with their classmates and the school, this is really an initiation.”

Pruett added: “This is a transition. They’ve worked. They’re prepared and now they will go forth, take the reins and make us all proud.”

Pruett said anyone who is interested is welcome to tune in to the ceremony via livestream.

The ceremony will be livestreamed at:

10 A.M.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHkFQRYy520

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/ArmyROTC/live/

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