2020 Virtual Spring Commissioning
University of Louisville Army ROTC commissioned 11 new Second Lieutenants on 8 MAY 2020 into the United States Army. These new Lieutenants take the Oath of Commissioned Officers. This is a defining moment where they no longer live by the Cadet Creed but eagerly accept the exceptional responsibility of being a Commissioned Officer. This ceremony was unique as it was streamed live via Facebook due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Congratulations on your achievements and good luck as you assume your new responsibility to our Country.
This year marks the 104th anniversary of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps. The President of the United States awards commissions based on academic performance, proven leadership capability, physical fitness and uncompromising moral character. Today’s ceremony marks the 36th year of Army ROTC Commissioning at the University of Louisville. The Cardinal Battalion proudly boasts the commissioning of over 400 officers, including today’s commissionees. The Commissioning Ceremony for new lieutenants is steeped in military tradition and is one of the most significant in an officer’s career.