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16 UTEP Cadets Earn Army Commission at Ceremony

Sixteen ROTC cadets from The University of Texas at El Paso were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a special ceremony Friday.

UTEP President Heather Wilson was in attendance, and Maj. Gen. Randall Simmons, Commanding General of Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss, was the guest speaker and presided over the swearing-in oath.

The commissioning ceremony included the pinning of gold lieutenant’s shoulder boards and the traditional “First Salute” where the new officers present a silver dollar to the first enlisted soldier who salutes them.

Our very own Ruben R. Ramirez was at the ceremony, and we bring you his view of the event in this gallery.

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