Two cadets in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Elizabeth City State University
were commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.
Michael J. Parker, (standing left) a senior from Portsmouth, Va., majoring in Criminal
Steven A. Parker, (standing right) a senior from Sunbury, NC, majoring in Biology
Lt. Col. Vincent Ross, the commanding officer for the ROTC at the university, administered
the oath of office. The ROTC at ECSU is proud to be a leading battalion among Historically
Black Colleges and the other college battalions where its cadets excel in land navigation
training. This year a cadet was selected to attend the prestigious George C. Marshall
conference at Virginia Military Institute. The conference is reserved for the nation's
most outstanding cadets. For the third consecutive year, the university ROTC program
will send an outstanding cadet to an international internship. For more information
about the commissioning, call the ROTC Office at 252-335-3237.
photo by Kesha Williams