During the EMU v.s NIU game on Saturday, four EMU ROTC members, Jonnell Ealy, Renan Martins, Gracie Fuchs and Jerusha Vargas, swore to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.
With the ceremony taking place live during half-time, the cadets were met with a handshake from Col. Eli Ruesink after taking the pledge. The ceremony in place for ROTC cadets to make a commitment to the U.S. Army.
While this does not yet mean that the cadets are officially commissioned, it puts them on track for graduation at EMU. Along with their Bachelor's degree, these four students have pledged to become second lieutenants with the U.S. Army.
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