On May 19, 2012 the Golden Eagle Battalion conducted one of the most important events of the year—the Commissioning Ceremony. Friends, family, former Cadre, University officials, and distinguished guests joined the out-going MS-IV class as they took the Oath of Office and commissioned in the US Army as Second Lieutenants.
Following the Army Commission Ceremony, a Tri-Service Ceremony took place at the Varsity Theater. The guest of honor was the Honorable Mr. Thomas Lammont, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs). Other distinguished guests included Marquette University President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, Helen Way Klingler College of Art & Science Interim Dean Rev. Phillip Rossi, S.J, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry Ms. Ann Mulgrew, Professor of Naval Science Captain Joseph Bauknecht, Professor of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel Michael Gibson, Professor of Aerospace Studies Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hassler.
Among the sixteen commissionees, nine are assigned Active duty, five Army National Guard, and three US Army Reserve. The class of 2012 includes officers branched Air Defense Artillery, Aviation, Army Nurse Corps, Corps of Engineers, Infantry, Finance Corps, Medical Service Corps, Military Intelligence, Ordnance, and Quartermaster.
2LT Anthony Adams commissioned into the Medical Service Corps
2LT Kevin Bubolz commissioned as an Aviation officer.
2LT John Connor commissioned as an Military Intelligence officer.
2LT Michael Gillcrist commissioned as an Field Artillery officer.
2LT Elizabeth Hauser commissioned into the Finance Corps.
2LT Justin Hoffman commissioned as an Ordnance officer.
2LT Zachary Hubbard commissioned as an Infantry officer.
2LT Jason Morrison commissioned as an Infantry officer.
2LT Elizabeth Mueller commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps.
2LT Matthew Nelson commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery officer.
2LT James Taylor Rettig commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps.
2LT Trevor Rich commissioned into the Medical Service Corps.
2LT Brandon Rickard commissioned as an Infantry officer.
2LT James Sexton commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers.
2LT Sara Jean Sedlacek commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps
2LT Laura Snamiska commissioned as an Quartermaster officer.