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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2000
ROTC COMMISSIONING TO BE HELD MAY 13, 2000 AT MT. RUSHMORE
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T) and Black Hills State University ( BHSU) Reserve Officer Training Corps ( ROTC) Commissioning will be held at 4: 00 pm at the Grand Terrace at Mount Rushmore on Saturday, May 13, 2000. The Mount Rushmore Battalion will be commissioning three cadets Saturday afternoon, two from SDSM& T, and one from BHSU.
Cadet Jason Ballard, an interdisciplinary sciences major from Box Elder, and cadet Thad Thome, an interdisciplinary sciences major from Rapid City will be graduating the same day from SDSM& T; and cadet Adam Grein will be graduating from BHSU. All three will be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants. Ballard and Thome will spend a few months in Rapid City as ROTC recruitiers at Tech awaiting technical school, and Grein will have two weeks off before reporting to Fort Lewis, Washington. Ballard will begin his Army career as a Transportation Corps Officer, Thome will begin his Army career in Military Intelligence, and Grein will begin his Army career as an Infantry Officer.
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