Thursday, December 13, 2012

[199] Dec. 14 ceremony will commission two MTSU cadets into US Army

For release: Dec. 12, 2012

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
MTSU military science contact: Lt. Col. Joel Miller, 615-898-2470 or

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU military science department’s Fall 2012 Commissioning Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Keathley University Theater.

Two Blue Raider Battalion cadets and senior degree candidates for Saturday’s commencement ceremonies in Murphy Center will be commissioned.

“It represents a culmination as well as a new beginning,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joel Miller, professor of military science at MTSU. “It is the culmination of several years of schooling and training and the beginning of new opportunities and responsibilities as officers in the Army.”

Tommie F. Lane Jr. of Clarksville, Tenn., and Austin J. Blanchard of Franklin, Tenn., both will be commissioned into reserve forces duty. They will be assigned to the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Blanchard is the son of Jerry and Lisa Blanchard of Franklin.

Lane is the son of Julia Lane of Clarksville, Tenn., and Tommie Lane Sr. of Wrens, Ga. 


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