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Seniors in UA’s Army ROTC to be Commissioned

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Senior Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, Crimson Tide Battalion, will hold a commissioning ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Ferguson Center Theatre.

The event is free and open to the public.

The ceremony will mark the commissioning of 17 UA seniors as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. They will take the Army oath at that time.

The students being commissioned are:

First Name Last Name Major Branch Hometown
Kaitlin Carlisle Biology Medical Service Corps Vienna, Virginia
Alisha Christensen Psychology Medical Service Corps Ringgold, Georgia
Billy Downs Political science Military Intelligence Scottsboro
Hayden Faith Psychology Psychology Huntsville
Megan Greaves Nursing, general Nursing Corps Chesapeake, Virginia
Scott Harkey Marketing Quartermaster Huntsville
Anthony Harned Chemical engineering Quartermaster Daleville
Jacob Impavido Economics Field Artillery Richmond Hill, Georgia
Bart Jeffrey International studies Infantry Daphne
John McCrary Criminal justice Aviation Fort Collins, Colorado
John McDaniel Communications Field Artillery Gordo
Cedric Moore Psychology Field Artillery Kenosha, Wisconsin
William Sims Mechanical engineering Engineering Corps Auburn
Jordan Spivak Criminal justice Engineering Corps Huntsville
John Tolliver Mechanical engineering Signal Madison
David Townes Information systems mgmt. Infantry Birmingham
Ashok Yalla Political science Military Intelligence Newburyport, Massachusetts


The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.