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Six Army ROTC students commissioned as officers (Released: 2/13/97)

by Thomas Becher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Six University of Connecticut students in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) received appointment by the president of the United States as officers in the U.S. Army. Their commissioning as Second Lieutenant marks the culmination of up to four years as both students and cadets in the UConn Army ROTC program, as well as the conferral of their bachelor's degrees.

These officers will now serve in the United States Army Reserve, Army National Guard and in the active component of the regular Army. Each will attend an intensive training program to qualify them in their respective fields of specialty.

The commissionees are (Eds: see names for towns in your curculation area):

Gene Won Lee Michael Gerard Poirier
Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery Second Lieutenant, Engineer
United States Army Reserve United States Army Reserve (active duty)
Degree from UConn: B.S., mathematics Degree from Central Connecticut State University: B.A., geography)
Jason Hale Allard Meljun J.S. Catalan
Second Lieutenant, Transportation Corps United States Army Reserve
United States Army Reserve Second Liuetenant, Infantry
Degree from UConn: B.S., biological sciences Degree from UConn: B.A., history
Christopher Rowland Anderson Mark Gregory Kurowski
Second Lieutenant, Aviation Second Lieutenant, Signal Corps
Army National Guard United States Army Reserve (active duty)
Degree from UConn: B.A., communication sciences Degree from Southern Connecticut State University: B.S., criminal justice.