Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at Columbia University

WIEN BALLROOM, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – On Sunday, December 2nd 2007 Rhamim (Rami) Shy and Ben Liang were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army. LT Shy is a 2007 graduate of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Masters Degree in International Affairs. LT Liang is a 2007 graduate of Pace University with a Bachelors Degree in Entrepreneurship. Both officers commissioned out of the Army ROTC program at Fordham University. Fordham’s Professor of Military Science LTC Randy Powell administered the oath of office. LT Shy received his first salute from SFC Rex Loewen, a member of the Fordham ROTC cadre. LT Liang received his first salute from SPC Li of the 69th Infantry Regiment. The US Military Veterans of Columbia University, the Hamilton Society, and the Columbia Alliance for ROTC sponsored the event. Following the ceremony, the Columbia Alliance for ROTC hosted a reception at Radio Perfecto.

Account by Liz Feldmeier.  Photos by Eric Leon (more at this link)

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