May 9, 2014

26 ROTC cadets receive military commissions

The opening of the 2013 UNL homecoming parade was led by the Army ROTC color guard.
Morgan Spiehs | University Communications

Morgan Spiehs | University Communications

Twenty-six cadets in the UNL Reserve Officer Training Corps received military commissions in ceremonies May 9 and 10 at the Nebraska Union.

Ten cadets in Air Force ROTC were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force at 5 p.m. May 9; six cadets in Army ROTC were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at 1 p.m. May 10; and 10 cadets in Navy ROTC received commissions at 1:30 p.m May 10, seven as ensigns in the U.S. Navy and three as second lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Following is a list by hometown of cadets who were commissioned, with their rank and service branch.


Bellevue: Ensign Gretta M. Walter, Navy.

Eustis: Ensign Michael D. Koch, Navy.

Holdrege: Ensign Jonathan M. Larson, Navy.

Liberty: 2nd Lt. Regan D. Barr, Army.

Lincoln: 2nd Lt. Owen M. Bargar, Army; 2nd Lt. Caleb G. Larsen, Air Force; 2nd Lt. Mark N. Lohmeyer, Air Force; 2nd Lt. Jared D. Mar, Marine Corps; 2nd Lt. Corey R. Muller, Marine Corps; 2nd Lt. Anthony C. Presnell, Army; 2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Racey, Air Force; 2nd Lt. Mitchell B. Salak, Air Force.

Monroe: 2nd Lt. Nathan L. Gay, Army.

Norfolk: 2nd Lt. Kaitlin M. Mizner, Air Force; 2nd Lt. Daniel R. Wilcox, Marine Corps.

Omaha: 2nd. Lt. Jorge Garcia, Air Force; 2nd Lt. Zachary L. Kick, Army.

Plymouth: 2nd Lt. Mariah L. Brandt, Air Force.

Syracuse: 2nd Lt. Jeremy C. Dettmer, Army.

Wahoo: 2nd Lt. Christopher L. Payer, Air Force.

Waterloo: 2nd Lt. Ashley K. Buesing, Air Force.


Beach Park, Ill.: Ensign Phillip C. Svoboda, Navy.

Council Bluffs, Iowa: Ensign Alexander C. Cleaveland, Navy.

Pierre, S.D.: Ensign James D. Snow, Navy.

Platte, S.D.: Ensign Christine C. Harrington, Navy.

Vienna, Va.: Amanda M. Ryder, Air Force.