Commissioning Ceremony

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Our Professor of Military Science LTC Ring giving COL Duncan a gift for being our guest speaker. 
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LTC Ring and MSG Carter presenting me with my 2LT certification 

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MSG Carter, me, 2LT Okouchi, COL Duncan, 2LT High and LTC Ring 

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Best support crew ever. Thank you everyone! 
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SFC Crosby and CPT Reilly. CSU-P Cadre
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We are finally the same rank again! Rachel is one of the best friends a lady could ask for. I love her to pieces.
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Power couple right here 😉
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Thank you to these gentlemen for being a great team to work with! All of them commission May 13th. 

First of all, I apologize for the random mixture of photo quality. I ended up downloading a few photos off of Facebook because I really wanted them in this post. I feel like I have been waiting forever for the Commissioning ceremony. It has been a long journey to get here and I am so thankful that I have had such a great support system long the way.

I am not going to go into to much detail about the day because I feel like the pictures cover most of it. But my favorite part about the day was having Brady do my oath of office for me. I told myself that I would not get emotional but I did and it was so embarrassing haha! My mother- in- law got it all on video and I have yet to watch it because I know it’s embarrassing! Brady has been my biggest cheerleader over the last few years and to have him do my oath was really special. My dad and father-in-law Dave were the ones to come up and put my shoulder boards on and my friends Heather gave me the honor of giving me my first salute. Everyone that was a part of the ceremony is someone that is near and dear to my heart. Colonel Thomas A. Duncan II, the commander Pueblo Chemical Depot,  was nice enough to come and be our guest speaker.

It feels strange to be able to say that I am a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. I am excited to get life as an Army nurse going after I pass the NCLEX! Untill then, I will be studying and enjoying life in the South. Thank you again to everyone that made the drive down to Pueblo to support me and my peers!

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