Congratulations Second Lieutenants

Spring Commencement 9 am​​

 2LTs May 2015 Commissioning Ceremony

Pictured from L to R: Kim, Spreitzer, Stow, Alm, Calder, Womack

May 9, 2015​
Sven P. Alm
Mark A. Calder
Zachary L. Spreitzer
Andrew R. Stow
Tyler C. Womack
Wonkwang Kim

Guest Speaker at the May 2015 Commissioning Ceremony was Captain Matthew Demny, Michigan State Police Officer and an ROTC Alumni 2002 (FSU). 

cmu commissioning
​Pictured from L to R: Biller, Felton, Cynecki, Nolde, McCarthy, Kirley

December 13, 2014
Alex Biller
William Cynecki
Sarah Felton
Sean Kirley
Daniel McCarthy
Bart Nolde

On December 13, 2014 six Central Michigan University ROTC Cadets were sworn in as Second Lieutenants in the US Army. Guest speaker, Mr. Terry Moore (’65), ROTC Alumni spoke to the Cadets about what an outstanding leadership development program Army ROTC is, what a positive impact it made on his lifelong success, and words of wisdom regarding leadership and their futures in the US Army. CMU Alumni and former Army Major Bart Nolde (’82) also spoke to the audience, regarding the military history in which most American Families have a part in. This is very dear to him, as his father COL William Nolde was the last official casualty of the Vietnam War. 

Three of the Second Lieutenants were sworn in by Alumni, former ROTC Cadets. 2LT Bart Nolde by his brother 1LT Byron Nolde (’12); 2LT Daniel McCarthy by his brother CPT Timothy McCarthy (06’), and 2LT Sean Kirley was sworn in by his friend 1LT Zachary Benke (’13). It was truly and honor to have the Central Michigan Alumni be a large part of the Commissioning Ceremony.


Sept 2014 grads

September 6, 2014​
Aaron D. Ellison
Nathan H. Denig
Nicholas E. Palka
Nicole R. Rieck





May 2015 GradsMay 10, 2014
Derek M. Booker, Engineer, Active Duty
Kirsten M. Jex, Ordnance, Active Duty
Megan R. McBride, Ordnance, National Guard
Jared R. Price, Field Artillery, National Guard
Ross J. Teeple, Engineer, National Guard   

 ​2LT's Mcbride, Booker, Price Jex

December 14, 2013
Waldron and PapenfuseCongratulations 2LTs
Gillen M. Papenfuse
Weston T. Waldron 


September 7, 2013
Congratulations 2LTsSept 2013 Commissioning
Sean A. Armstrong
Nicholas P. Fiebke
Marshall J. Halas
Jared J. Mullins
Andrew C. Prueter
Steven G. Scoles


May 4 2013May 2013 Grads
Congratulations 2LTs
Jessica Slavin
Forrest Topping
 Bryce Masterson
Christopher Jablonowski
Joshua Hoisington
Matthew Alexander

Cameron Allen
John-Mark Grabow
Nolan Kiiskila


Joe Graffeo
December 15, 2012
Joseph Earle Graffeo
Active Duty, Aviation


August 30, 2012
2LT Evan James Fredrickson
Field Artillery - National Guard
May 5, 2012 Commissioning / Commencement
2LTs May 2012 May 2012 Grads 


2LT Comalita M. Murrell
2LT Byron D. Nolde
2LT Devin L. Smith
2LT Nicholas C. Vandermoere

(with LTC Greg Thayer, Provost Gary Shapiro, and President George E. Ross)  

December 10, 2011
Commissioned Second Lieutenants in the United States Army were:
                                    CMU Commencement December 2011
Pictured on stage L to R, Murphy, Allison, Kiaunis and Swartout being sworn in by LTC Greg Thayer
 2LT Benjamin G. Murphy (Ordnance)
2LT Casey Allison (Infantry)
2LT Callie S. Kiaunis (Military Police)
2LT Alex R. Swartout (Transportation)
Not pictured is 2LT Lance Foos (Armor) - Northwood University graduate
The newly Commissioned Officers were sworn in with their friends, family and special guests present prior to Commencement.
Congratulations to the new Lieutenants.