Graduates Commissioned as Second Lieutenants


Thirteen members of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2011 along with graduates of several area colleges were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held recently on campus. The University of Scranton ROTC graduates who were commissioned at the ceremony are Andrew Baker, Milford, N.J.; Karen Buchheister, Baltimore, Md.; Caroline Durbin, Shippensburg; Michael Faherty, Stroudsburg; Danielle Mallard, Goshen, N.Y.; Sara Mathewson, Alexandria, Va.; Christopher Mead, Ridgewood, N.J.; Sean Milde, Succasunna, N.J.; Timothy Moore, Stroudsburg; Christopher O’Neill, Honesdale; Theodore Skordinsky, Saddle Brook, N.J.; Ryan Snyder, Palmyra; and Nicholas Westendorf, Colts Neck, N.J.

In addition to the University of Scranton graduates, Corey Carr, Chinchilla, of Keystone College, La Plume; Matthew DeGroft, Portland, Maine, of Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit; Michael Maritato, Honesdale, of Marywood University, Scranton; and Jeffrey Mason, Stroudsburg, of East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg; were also commissioned at the ceremony.

Dunmore native Brigadier General Christopher Burne, staff judge advocate at Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., served as guest speaker and delivered the oath of office to the cadets.

ROTC 2011

Thirteen members of The University of Scranton’s ROTC Class of 2011 were among the seventeen graduates commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at a ceremony held in the Houlihan-McLean Center on campus. Standing, from left, are; 2nd Lt. Ryan Snyder, Field Artillery; 2nd Lt. Theodore Skordinsky, Military Police; 2nd Lt. Michael Maritato, Medical Services; 2nd Lt. Sean Milde, Armor; 2nd Lt. Karen Buchheister, Army Nurse Corps; 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Mason, Aviation; 2nd Lt. Matthew DeGroft, Quartermaster Corps; 2nd Lt. Timothy Moore, Field Artillery; 2nd Lt. Michael Faherty, Armor; 2nd Lt. Andrew Baker, Transportation Corps; 2nd Lt. Nicholas Westendorf, Corps of Engineers; 2nd Lt. Christopher O’Neill, Field Artillery; 2nd Lt. Christopher Mead, Field Artillery; 2nd Lt. Corey Carr, Armor; 2nd Lt. Caroline Durbin, Judge Advocate General Corps; 2nd Lt. Sara Mathewson, Transportation Corps; and 2nd Lt. Danielle Mallard, Military Intelligence.
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