MELBOURNE, FLA. — Cocoa resident Roger Hafford and Melbourne resident Pedro Ortiz are among 11 U.S. Army cadets receiving commissions as second lieutenants
at Florida Institute of Technology on May 3. Both will also receive their bachelor’s degrees that day. Hafford, to receive a degree in forensic psychology,
will enter the Infantry; Ortiz, earning a degree in mechanical engineering, will enter the Corps of Engineers.
Also to be commissioned and to earn bachelor’s degrees are:
Anita Brooks, aviation management, Transportation Corps
Joseph Hicks, interdisciplinary science with military option, Infantry
William Pearson, civil engineering, Corps of Engineers
Randall Renneisen, aviation management with flight, Medical Service Corps
Sean Richardson, aviation management with flight, Medical Service Corps
Jeffrey Shadwick, aviation management, Aviation
Joseph Sinkiewicz, aeronautical science with flight; Aviation
Shawn Webster, aviation management with flight, Aviation
Craig Wilkinson, mechanical engineering, Corps of Engineers
Two more cadets, Allison Madara and Danial Tamblyn will also receive bachelor’s degrees. They will be commissioned this summer after completing the
Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Wash.
The 11 cadets, who graduate at 10 a.m. on May 3, will participate in a commissioning ceremony at 2 p.m. that day on campus in the Hartley Room of the
Denius Student Center. MG (ret.) John Cleland is the guest speaker.
Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. It was named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education and is
consistently is listed among America’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report.