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U.S. ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS JOINT COMMISSIONING CEREMONY

SATURDAY, MAY 17

TH

2014

SEQUENCE

OF

EVENTS

Opening Remarks Arrival of Commissionees Arrival of Official Party Presentation of the Colors National Anthem Invocation Mr. Paul Covino Introduction Lieutenant Colonel Michael DeRosa, Professor of Aerospace Science Commissioning Officer Remarks Rear Admiral Walter E. Carter, President U.S. Naval War College Oath of Office Presentation of Commissions Benediction Mr. Paul Covino Departure of Official Party Pinning Honors Dismissal

BIOGRAPHY UNITED STATES NAVY Rear Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter, Jr. President, U.S. Naval War College

Rear Admiral Walter E. Carter became the 54th president of the U.S. Naval War College, July 2, 2013. He is a native of Burrillville, RI. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 and was designated a naval flight officer in 1982. He graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) in the last F-4 Phantom class in 1985. Admiral Carter’s sea assignments include: Fighter Squadron (VF) 161 “Rock Rivers” abroad USS Midway (CV 41) flying the F-4S Phantom II; VF-21 “Freelancers” flying the F-14A Tomcat abroad USS Independence (CV 62); Carrier Air Wing Five as Operations Officer, and the VF-14 “Tophatters” as Executive Officer aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). He commanded the USS Camden (AOE 2), the USS Carl V inson (CVN 70), the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group 12 during her 25th and final combat deployment, and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group 12 (TRCSG). Admiral Carter’s shore assignments including instructor duty at VF-124 “Gunslingers” flying the F-14A Tomcat and Chief Staff Officer, Fighter Wing Pacific at Naval Air Station Miramar, CA. Admiral Carter completed three joint tours to include Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command of Staff for the Joint Warfighting Center, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and as a Flag Officer, Commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command where he also served as lead for the Transition Planning Team in the disestablishment of U.S. Joint Forces Command in August 2011. Admiral Carter has accumulated 6,150 flight hours in the F-4, F-14, and F-18 aircraft with 2,016 carrier-arrested landings aboard 18 aircraft carriers including all 10 active Nimitz-class carriers. He has flown 125 combat missions.

ARMY ROTC BAY STATE BATTALION Department of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel Ciro Stefano, Commander Captain Kristina Carney, Executive Officer Master Sergeant James Torrico, Senior Military Science Instructor Sergeant First Class Travis Blanchard, Battalion Operations NCO Mrs. Fedencia Pagaduan, Assistant Professor of Military Science Mr. Samuel Bath, Assistant Professor of Military Science Mr. Scott Wallace, Assistant Professor of Military Science Mr. Christopher Pak Villalta, Assistant Professor of Military Science Mr. Darryl Gill, Enrollment Officer Mrs. Evelyn LaCroix, Human Resources Assistant Mrs. Sharon Parry, Unit Supply Technician Ms. Kim Marie Richardson, Administrative Assistant

NAVAL ROTC COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS Department of Naval Science Commander James Godwin, Commanding Officer Commander Keith Lanzer, Executive Officer Captain Jeffrey Hart, Marine Officer Instructor Lieutenant Patrick O’Neil, Naval Science Instructor Lieutenant Anson Isaacs, Naval Science Instructor Lieutenant Darek Marino, Naval Science Instructor Staff Sergeant Brian Long, Assistant Marine Officer Instructor Chief Store Keeper (ret). Dominic Dilorenzo, Supply Officer Mr. John Bishop, Human Resource Technician Mrs. Cynthia Hayes, College Secretary

AIR FORCE ROTC DETACHMENT 340 THE GODDARD WING Department of Aerospace Studies Lieutenant Colonel Michael DeRosa, Commander Captain Vito Bussmann, Operations Flight Commander Master Sergeant Seymour Brookes, Personnel NCOIC Mr. Raymond Verrier, Program Assistant

To Be Commissioned Second Lieutenant, United States Army:

Matthew DiPinto Hubbardston, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Aviation Distinguished Military Graduate

Andrew Gallagher Belmont, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Army Corps of Engineers Distinguished Military Graduate

Dylan Hicks Pittsfield, MA Fitchburg State University Criminal Justice Infantry Distinguished Graduate

Marlisa Overton Brimfield, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Biomedical Engineering Medical Service Corps Distinguished Graduate

Michael Chadwick Harvard, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Biology/Biotechnology Field Artillery Army National Guard

David Conde San Diego, CA College of the Holy Cross International Studies Military Intelligence Army Reserves

Andrew Donaher Chelmsford, MA University of Massachusetts, Lowell Liberal Arts Signal Corps Army National Guard

Chapin Evans Meredith NH College of the Holy Cross Spanish and Sociology Medical Services Corps Army Reserves

Dylan Finn Dedham, MA Fitchburg State University Criminal Justice Field Artillery Army National Guard

Gregory Hutchinson Glastonbury, CT Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Army Corps of Engineers

Dillion Jordan Glenburn, ME College of the Holy Cross History Air Defense Artillery

Seth Lavenski Westminster, MA Fitchburg State University Energy Management Signal Corps

Sunny Nguyen Dracut, MA University of Massachusetts, Lowell Criminal Justice Chemical Corps Army National Guard

Paul O’Brien East Bridgewater, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Army Corps of Engineers

Sean O’Brien Franklin, MA University of Massachusetts, Lowell Criminal Justice Infantry Army National Guard

Adam Polselli Grafton, MA Worcester State University Criminal justice Field Artillery

To Be Commissioned Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps and Ensign, United States Navy

Francis Ascioti Westfield, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Naval Flight Officer Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL

Eric Breault San Diego, CA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aerospace Engineering Marine Corps Aviation MC Base Quantico, VA

Sarah Conlin Cutchogue, NY Worcester Polytechnic Institute Humanities and Arts Navy Pilot Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL

Gary Feldman Ellington, CT Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aerospace Engineering Surface Warfare, USS Fitzgerald, Mayport, FL

Jay Ringenbach Huntington, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Environmental Engineering Marine Corps MC Base Quantico, VA

Erik Snodgrass New London, CT Worcester Polytechnic Institute Civil Engineering Submarine Warfare NWS Charleston, SC

Matthew Valcourt Nashua, NH Worcester Polytechnic Institute Civil Engineering Submarine Warfare NWS Charleston, SC

Nathaniel Yuhas West Milford, NJ Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Surface Warfare USS Donald Cook, Rota, Spain

To Be Commissioned Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force:

George Abbiati Quaker Hill, CT Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Air Battle Manager Tyndall AFB, FL

Megan Cann Jericho, VT Worcester Polytechnic Institute Computer Engineering Cyberspace Operations Keesler AFB, MS

John Croteau Westford, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Cyberspace Operations Keesler AFB, MS

Dorian George Holden, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute International Administration Office of Special Investigations Barksdale AFB, LA

Timothy Grupp Highland Mills, NY Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineering Cyberspace Operations Keesler AFB, MS Distinguished Graduate

Arianna Niro Milford, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robotics Engineering Cyberspace Operations Keesler AFB, MS

James O’Connor Auburn, MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aerospace Engineering Pilot Columbus AFB, MS Distinguished Graduate

CONGRATULATIONS

COMMISSIONING

CLASS OF

2014!


2014 ROTC Joint Commissioning Program