Boise State University’s Military Science Department commissioned eight graduates to the rank of Second Lieutenant today in the Stueckle Sky Center. Chad Rippietue, Clint Minton, Courtney Corcoran, Heather Hammond, Levi Holt, Ryan Lindsay, Sarah Spencer and Tate Newell all raised their hands in an oath to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States of America, a duty that takes a great deal of courage.

“Being a leader in today’s Army isn’t an easy task,” said General John Goodale, Assistant Adjutant General of the Idaho National Guard.

Before each graduate took their oath of office Gen. Goodale took the opportunity to instill three more ideas in each their minds; take care of their soldiers and their families, set the example and listen to their non-commissioned officers.

“This legacy of proud, devoted and faithful service belongs to those of us who wear the uniform,” Gen. Goodale said. “It’s a precious and sacred trust that we share, and it’s for very few.”

For information on how to view the streaming of the commissioning ceremony contact the ROTC main office.