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Military Salute: GSU ROTC grads commissioned

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Just a day before their college graduation, dozens of cadets stood on stage for a different milestone. They received commissions into the U.S. Army after finishing ROTC at Georgia Southern.

"I've been waiting for this day since the day I walked into the ROTC office for orientation four years ago," explained new 2nd Lt. Jordan Bailey. "I was asked why I wanted to be an Army officer and I said because I'm ready to make a difference in this world."

"I came here, not knowing what I wanted to do, just knew I wanted to be in the military. Through this program, I found what track I wanted to do; I wanted to be a pilot and fly helicopters for the Army," echoed 2nd Lt. Travis Alexander.

 

Both said the program ranks among the best in the nation to educate and prepare junior officers. They're excited to begin their careers.

 

 

"The satisfaction that I get everyday, knowing I'm serving the people of the United States. There's nothing else that could match that," Alexander added.

 

 

"I wanted to do something I knew would make a difference..that I knew not everyone would do," Bailey said. "America needs someone to step up and watch over its sons and daughters today."

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