• MANOA, Hawaii - Commissionees receive the oath of office from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific at the University of Hawaii ROTC commissioning ceremony, May 17.

    Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    MANOA, Hawaii - Commissionees receive the oath of office from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific at the University of Hawaii ROTC commissioning ceremony, May 17.

  • MANOA, Hawaii - 2nd Lt. Natalia Cardona (left), receives the 'Warrior of Manoa' award as the top cadet for the year from Mr. Allen Hoe, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) - West Oahu, and Capt. Courtney Sugai, class of 1998 University of Hawaii graduate and the last female to receive this honor. Cardona was commissioned at the University of Hawaii ROTC commissioning ceremony, May 17.

    Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    MANOA, Hawaii - 2nd Lt. Natalia Cardona (left), receives the 'Warrior of Manoa' award as the top cadet for the year from Mr. Allen Hoe, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) - West Oahu, and Capt. Courtney Sugai, class of 1998 University of...

  • MANOA, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, speaks to newly commissioned officers at the University of Hawaii ROTC commissioning ceremony, May 17.

    Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    MANOA, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, speaks to newly commissioned officers at the University of Hawaii ROTC commissioning ceremony, May 17.

  • MANOA, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon (right), commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, presents the Silver Star to 2nd Lt. Blake Brostrom, brother of 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, killed in Wanat, Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. Brostrom accepted the award on behalf of his family at the University of Hawaii ROTC commissioning ceremony, May 17.

    Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    MANOA, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon (right), commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, presents the Silver Star to 2nd Lt. Blake Brostrom, brother of 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, killed in Wanat, Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. Brostrom accepted the...

  • MANOA, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon (right), commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, presents the Silver Star to 2nd Lt. Blake Brostrom, brother of 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, killed in Wanat, Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. Brostrom accepted the award on behalf of his family at the University of Hawaii ROTC commissioning ceremony, May 17.

    Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    MANOA, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon (right), commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, presents the Silver Star to 2nd Lt. Blake Brostrom, brother of 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, killed in Wanat, Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. Brostrom accepted the...

MANOA, Hawaii - The University of Hawaii (UH) conducted a commissioning ceremony for 25 graduates of the UH-Manoa, Army ROTC program, May 17, at the Kennedy Theater on the campus, here.

Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, swore in and provided words of wisdom to the newly commissioned officers.

Mixon presented the Silver Star to the family of 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom, Class of 2006, "Chosen" Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, who was killed in action in Wanat, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008. Brostrom's brother, newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Blake Brostrom, accepted the medal for his family.

Other presentations included the annual "Warrior of Manoa" award to the top graduating senior, 2nd. Lt. Natalia Cardona, by Allen Hoe, Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army, West Oahu; Distinguished Military Graduate certificates to seven cadets achieving a standard of top 20-percent in the nation amongst more than 5,000 cadets by Mixon; and the State of Hawaii Governor's recognition for all graduating seniors by Maj. Gen. Robert Lee, adjutant general, State of Hawaii.

The swearing in included a pinning of rank and first salute from an enlisted member of the Army.

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