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ROTC to commission 22 lieutenants during May 17 ceremony (Released: 5/9/96)

by Luis Mocete, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Retired U.S. Army Col. Nicholas A. Fanelli, who served 34 years of active or reserved duty, will discuss changes in how military personnel will be trained heading into the 21st century -- and how those changes will affect new officers -- during a joint Army/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) commissioning ceremony at the University of Connecticut May 17.

The 7 p.m. ceremony will take place in von der Mehden Recital Hall. A reception will follow the ceremony, during which 22 ROTC cadets will be commissioned as 2nd lieutenants, eight in the U.S. Army and 14 in the U.S. Air Force.

Capt. Rousell Thomas, an assistant professor of military science, says Fanelli also will discuss how the new training techniques will be used in a battlefield that is faster paced and more lethal than it was 20 years ago. The changes on the battlefield will affect the demands and responsibilities placed on the new lieutenants, Thomas said.

All the Army officers will attend a specialized school for training in their specified fields before they begin their tours of duty. Eleven Air Force cadets will begin active duty this summer or fall, two will be pursuing graduate degrees and one will begin active duty in January.

The hometowns, new officers, colleges, and assignments or specialized schools, are (Connecticut hometowns are listed first, alphabetically, then out-of-state hometowns. N/A=not available.):

U.S Army
Hometown Name College Assignment or
Specialized school
Bristol Attar, Andrew G. Jr. UConn n/a
Colchester Costa, Christopher F. UConn n/a
Cheshire Lappert, Alan W. UConn n/a
Enfield Pape, Daniel P. Central Connecticut State University n/a
Glastonbury Gutierrez, Christian G. Central Connecticut State University n/a
Mansfield Reilein, Alan A. Eastern Connecticut State Unversity n/a
Portland Hoover, Richard A. Central Connecticut State University n/a
Quaker Hill La Pierre, Jeffery G. UConn n/a

U.S Air Force
Coventry Manville, Kidd J. Eastern Connecticut State University Vandenberg AFB, California
East Hartford Grover, Vineet UConn n/a
Hamden Lugo, George P. University of New Haven n/a
Hamden MacLean, Christopher D. UConn Goodfellow AFB, Texas
Shelton Taylor, Neil P. UConn Goodfellow AFB, Texas
West Hartford Collord, Brian A. UConn Goodfellow AFB, Texas
West Hartford Correnti, Anthony P. Central Connecticut State University Beale AFB, Calif.
Willington Norbut, Jonathan R. UConn Goodfellow AFB, Texas

U.S Air Force, Out-of- State
Hattiesburg, Miss. Jefcoat, Kyle R. Yale n/a
Vicksburg, Miss. Hudson, Benjamin H. Yale Osan AFB, South Korea
Goffstown, N.H. Demers, Henry J. III Yale Goodfellow AFB, Texas
North Granville, NY Robinson, Andrea P. UConn Lackland AFB, Texas
Cardale, Penn. Walters, Danny L. Jr. University of New Haven Robbins AFB, Georgia
Woodbridge, VA Abold, Justin L. Yale Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington

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