Six University of Guam ROTC cadets earn commissions as Army officers

University of Guam ROTC cadets (from right) Christopher Andrada, Corey Ayuyu, Collin Babauta, Justine Mallari, Henry Sandbergen, and Michael Schommer were commissioned as U.S. Army officers on Dec. 21. (Photo courtesy of the University of Guam)
University of Guam ROTC cadets (from right) Christopher Andrada, Corey Ayuyu, Collin Babauta, Justine Mallari, Henry Sandbergen, and Michael Schommer were commissioned as U.S. Army officers on Dec. 21. (Photo courtesy of the University of Guam)

Six University of Guam ROTC cadets earn commissions as Army officers

by University of Guam
University of Guam

Six cadets from the University of Guam’s ROTC program earned their commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at a commissioning ceremony on Dec. 21.

Present at the ceremony at the Latte of Freedom’s Hall of Governors were 150 individuals, including the new officers’ families, distinguished guests, and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Calvo, a graduate of the university’s first ROTC class in 1982 who was the guest speaker at the event.

The commissioning was the culmination of the four-year ROTC program that the cadets undertook while completing their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Guam.

The former cadets became second lieutenants in the U.S. Army National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserves, or the Active Duty Army. As part of the ceremony, the cadets were also assigned to their branches, or military specialties.

Earning their commission as U.S. Army second lieutenants were:

  • Christopher Andrada

Medical Services Officer, U.S. Army Reserves
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

  • Corey Ayuyu

Infantry Officer, Guam National Guard
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

  • Collin Babauta

Infantry Officer, Active Duty
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minors in Public Administration and Military Science

  • Justine Mallari

Engineer Officer, Guam Army National Guard
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Minor in Military Science

  • Henry Sandbergen

Armor Officer, Active Duty
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics, Minor in Military Science

  • Michael Schommer

Infantry Officer, Active Duty
Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Military History

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