A newsblog from Fordham University's News and Media Relations Bureau
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Officers Commissioned for Service at Fordham
Two Fordham Class of 2010 graduates and members of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) were sworn in as Ensigns in the United States Navy, and another was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during a commissioning ceremony held on the Rose Hill campus on May 21.
Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) alumni Matthew Sanders and Devin White were commissioned as Ensigns into the United States Navy. Sanders, who received his degree in biology, was selected for duty as a Surface Warfare Officer, Nuclear Option. White, who received degrees in history and classical civilization, received the Distinguished Midshipman Graduate award for his work as a Battalion Platoon Commander and his numerous other contributions to the Battalion over the years in the NROTC Unit.
Allan R. Boehm, who received his degree in political science from FCRH, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Marine Corps. He will report to the Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, VA.
The ceremony was conducted at the William D. Walsh Family Library. Rear Admiral Christopher J. Paul, Deputy Commander Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, was the guest speaker at the event.
Sixteen newly commissioned officers from SUNY Maritime attended the event. Friends and family were able to participate in the joyous occasion as they pinned on the new officers’ rank insignia.