WHAT: Five students from West Virginia Universitys Air Force ROTC program will be commissioned as second lieutenants into the active duty Air Force.
WHEN: Friday, May 15, at 2 p.m.
WHERE: WVU Erickson Alumni Center
WHO: The keynote speaker will be Col. Edwin T.DocParks, commander of WVU s Air Force ROTC Detachment 915 and professor of aerospace studies. Parks is a career officer with more than 26 years of active duty experience in a wide range of operations, command and staff assignments. He has commanded a missile squadron and an operations group and is a 2002 graduate of the National War College in Washington, D.C. He took command of WVU s detachment in 2007. Parks also serves as an adjunct faculty member for WVU s Division of Public Administration.
Students to be commissioned:
Jeremiah Johnson, Air Force, Intelligence
Heather Sealover, Air Force, Space and Missiles Operations
Holly Thompson, Air Force, Intelligence
Harry Trosch, Air Force, Intelligence
Daniel Whalen, Air Force, Developmental Engineering
Thompson and Whalen have been named distinguished graduates, a distinction given to the top 10 percent of nearly 2,000 Air Force ROTC graduates nationwide.
* BACKGROUND :* WVUs Air Force ROTC program is designed to give students the leadership skills, knowledge and hands-on experience they need to succeed as leaders and officers in the U.S. Air Force.