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Two Island University Students Graduate and are Commissioned as Army Second Lieutenants

August 12, 2013

ROTC Students Commissioned

 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas-- Two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students, who successfully completed the Islander Battalion ROTC program, were commissioned as new second lieutenants into the U.S. Army during a pinning ceremony held Aug. 9 at the Woo Sung Lee Alumni Welcome Center.

 Command Sergeant (retired) Noe Valdez was the guest speaker at the ceremony where Second Lieutenant Rachel Skalisky and Second Lieutenant Alejandro Trejo were both sworn into the Army, had their rank pinned, took part in the silver dollar salute and the traditional cutting of the cake.

 Skalisky and Trejo both graduated from the Island University during the summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 10.  Skalisky graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is going into active duty in the Air Defense Artillery branch.  Skalisky enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2008 after graduating from Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, California.

Trejo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is going into the Texas Army National Guard in the infantry division.  Trejo went to basic training during the summer of his junior year at Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas in 2007.

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