NSU ROTC will hold awards, commissioning ceremonies


Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science will wrap up the Fall 2016 semester with a Dec. 1 awards program to recognize cadet accomplishments and a Dec. 16 commissioning ceremony for Cadet Gavin Bazer.

“NSU’s Army ROTC cadets are wrapping a very busy fall semester,” said Sid Hall, Military Affairs coordinator and ROTC program manager. “From field training exercises, to a commemoration ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans, to supporting student organizations and athletic events, they have certainly made a mark on campus.”

The awards program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the ballroom of the Sylvan Friedman Student Union. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Cadet Bazer will take the Oath of Commissioned Officers at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, also in the Student Union Ballroom. Guest speaker will be Colonel Nelson G. Kraft, commander, 6th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command. The commissioning will take place in conjunction with Fall Commencement. A reception will follow the ceremony.

For more information or to RSVP for the ceremonies, contact Ed Kelly at (318) 357-5157 or kellye@nsula.edu.