Six UOG ROTC cadets earn commissions as Army officers

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University of Guam ROTC cadets (from right) Christopher Andrada, Corey Ayuyu, Collin Babauta, Justine Mallari, Henry Sandbergen, and Michael Schommer were commissioned as U.S. Army officers on Dec. 21. (Photo courtesy of UOG)

Six cadets from the University of Guam’s ROTC program earned their commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at a commissioning ceremony on Dec. 21.

Present at the ceremony at the Latte of Freedom’s Hall of Governors were 150 individuals, including the new officers’ families, distinguished guests, and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Calvo, a graduate of the university’s first ROTC class in 1982 who was the guest speaker at the event.

The commissioning was the culmination of the four-year ROTC program that the cadets undertook while completing their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Guam.

The former cadets became second lieutenants in the U.S. Army National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserves, or the Active Duty Army. As part of the ceremony, the cadets were also assigned to their branches, or military specialties.

Earning their commission as U.S. Army second lieutenants were:

Christopher Andrada
Medical Services Officer, U.S. Army Reserves
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Corey Ayuyu
Infantry Officer, Guam National Guard
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Collin Babauta
Infantry Officer, Active Duty
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minors in Public Administration and Military Science

Justine Mallari
Engineer Officer, Guam Army National Guard
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Minor in Military Science

Henry Sandbergen
Armor Officer, Active Duty
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics, Minor in Military Science

Michael Schommer
Infantry Officer, Active Duty
Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Military History

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