MURFREESBORO — Maj. Gen. Jeffery H. Holmes will be guest speaker for the Department of Military Science ROTC spring commissioning ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8.
The public is invited to the event, which will be held at the MTSU Veterans Memorial site outside the Tom H. Jackson Building, 628 Alma Mater Drive. To find parking and building location, a printable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.
Thirteen cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants during the ceremony.
Holmes serves as deputy adjutant general of the Tennessee National Guard. He is responsible to the adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Terry M. “Max” Haston, for the supervision of training and readiness for the 14,000-plus soldiers and airmen within the Tennessee National Guard. Haston is an alumnus of MTSU and the military science program.
Holmes also serves as the assistant for reserve affairs with the U.S. Army chief of engineers in Washington, D.C.
Those duties include assisting the chief of engineers in carrying out his responsibilities to the Army Chief of Staff and serve as the senior Army National Guard engineer representative to the chief of engineers.
The ceremony will mark the final public event for U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joel Miller, the department chair. After a three-year stint as program leader, he will be an assistant professor in the history department at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.