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Golden Knight Battalion class of 2012

This is the Golden Knight Battalion class of 2012


The Golden Knight Battalion is made up of Cadets from all four of the schools in the North Country (Clarkson, St Lawrence, SUNY Potsdam, and SUNY Canton). Each of the schools adds something special to the mix. Although they all bring unique qualities to the Battalion they all become part of the Battalion quickly. It’s fun each year to see how the four distinct ingredients meld into a product that is a Golden Knight Battalion Cadet and then Lieutenant.

So without further adieu, our Commissionees for the Class of 2012 from St Lawrence and State University of New York at Potsdam.

Lieutenant Krystal Cummings

Lieutenant Cummings is being commissioned into the Signal Corps. She will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She will attend the Signal Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Her first duty assignment will be with the First Brigade, First Armored Division Fort Bliss, Texas.

Lieutenant William Snyder

Lieutenant Snyder is being commissioned into the Quartermaster branch. He will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology. He will attend the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Virginia. His first duty assignment will be with the Tenth Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York

Lieutenant Timothy Swartz

Lieutenant Swartz is being commissioned into the Quartermaster branch. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He will attend the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Virginia and will serve in the Reserves, assigned to 2nd Platoon, 233rd Quartermaster Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Lieutenant Vidal Garza

Lieutenant Garza is being commissioned into the Infantry. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Politics. He will attend the Infantry officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. He will be assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum. Lieutenant Garza entered ROTC through the Green to Gold program that allows enlisted soldiers to return to school and earn a degree and a commission. Lieutenant Garza is also recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate signifying his high standing in the class and National order of merit list.

Lieutenant Jared Kiser

Lieutenant Kiser is being commissioned into the Quartermaster Corps and will serve in the Reserves. He will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He will attend the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Virginia and will then return to Fort Drum to serve with the 2/313th Logistical Support Battalion. Lieutenant Kiser also entered ROTC through the Green to Gold program.

Lieutenant Kevin Lambert

Lieutenant Lambert is being commissioned into the Armor Branch. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After graduation he will attend the Armor Officer Basic Course in Fort Benning, Georgia. Lieutenant Lambert is also recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate signifying his high standing in the class and National order of merit list.

Lieutenant Vladimir Pratt

Lieutenant Pratt is being commissioned into the Signal Corps with a detail to the Chemical Corps. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. He will attend the Chemical Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His first duty assignment will be at Fort Richardson, Alaska with the Fourth Brigade, Twenty-fifth Infantry Division.

Lieutenant Mark Saunders

Lieutenant Saunders is being commissioned into the Quartermaster Branch. He will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He will attend the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort lee Virginia. His first duty assignment will be with 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Lieutenant Sauders entered ROTC through the Green to Gold Active Duty Option.

Lieutenant Hector Vazquezcruz

Lieutenant Vazquezcruz is being commissioned into the Armor branch. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He will attend the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Lieutenant Vazquezcruz also entered ROTC through the Green to Gold program.

Lieutenant Matthew Wilsey

Lieutenant Wilsey is commissioned into the Military Intelligence branch. He will receive Bachelor of Art degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He will attend the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. His first duty assignment will be with the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Lieutenant Wilsey is also recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate.

Once we pin these gold bars on we will almost be “Mission Complete” on the class of 2012. We had two commissionees in December, a total of 21 this week and last, and if all goes well the 24th member of this year group, Patrick Hughes, will commission at the end of the Leadership Development and Accessment Course (LDAC) this Summer. Not bad for a small school from the real upstate New York.

Congrats to all…

“FROM THE FRONT”

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