Lt. Col. Katherine Carlson, left, administered the oath office to graduating cadets of the Reserve Officer Training Program Autumn R. Mitchell and Te’Amara Jazmine S. Judkins, who were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army in conjunction with Northwestern State University’s spring commencement Friday. Mitchell, who completed the honors program and graduated from LSU-Alexandria with a degree in history, will serve on active duty as an engineer.
After completing the Basic Officer Leader Course and Sapper School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Mitchell will serve with the 937th Combat Engineer Group, Fort Riley, Kansas. Judkins, who earned a degree in unified public safety administration with a concentration in fire and emergency medical services administration, will served on active duty in the Ordance Corps. After completing the Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Lee, Virginia, she will serve as a platoon leader for her unit in Fort Hood, Texas.
Photo credit: Karalee Scouten