ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 2023
On the Quadrangle 

The 2023 ROTC Commissioning Program will occur on Friday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. The university is proud to celebrate this important milestone with the graduating 2023 ROTC members. 

Additional information will be forthcoming in the spring. This event will be livestreamed on Youtube.


                                  Commissioning Ceremony Speaker Lieutenant General D.A. Sims   

headshot of LTG Sims in full military unform with many medals

Lieutenant General D.A. Sims was commissioned as an infantry officer following graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1991.  During his career, he has served in leadership and command positions from platoon to division levels. 

His assignments include service as an airborne, Ranger, and Stryker infantryman in the 82d Airborne Division, the 2d Ranger Battalion, the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Special Operations Command, the 2d Cavalry Regiment, the 4th Infantry Division, the Army and Joint Staffs, and the 1st Infantry Division.

LTG Sims commanded at the squadron and regimental levels in the 2d Cavalry Regiment and, most recently, at the division-level at the 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One.”

His combat service includes multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

He currently serves at the Pentagon as the Director for Operations, J3, the Joint Staff.


ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Program

The ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Program from the schedule of events and photos of all students commissioned is available online. 

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