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ETSU Army ROTC commissions six December graduates

Thursday, December 18, 2008JOHNSON CITY—Six December graduates of the East Tennessee State University Army ROTC program were recently commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

The ETSU students receiving commissions were:

Jonathan Knox Bradley, son of Brent and Esther Bradley of Blountville, earned an ETSU bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and will serve in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He married Kansas Nicole Johnson of Bristol, Va., this month.

Chad Wayne Evans was a two-year member of the ETSU Eddie Reed Ranger Challenge Team. He holds an associate degree from Walters State Community College and has now added an ETSU bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Evans will be an Active Duty Armor Officer. He is the son of Debbie Gass of Parrottsville and Charlie Evans of Russellville.

April Elizabeth Leonard earned a nursing degree at ETSU and will serve as a registered nurse at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after completion of the Army Nurse Corps Officer Basic Course. A Beaufort, S.C., native, she is the daughter of Roy Leonard and Evelene Stevenson.

Rebecca Lynn Mercer, daughter of Ricky and Bonita Mercer of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., received an ETSU nursing degree. After completing the Army Nurse Corps Officer Basic Course, she will be a registered nurse at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Kenny Khoo Nguyen received an ETSU bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and will enter the Army Infantry. He is the son of Brian and Hien Nguyen of Kingsport.

Joel Martin Silver, son of John and Sandy Silver of Dandridge, earned an ETSU bachelor’s degree in Spanish. He will serve in the Corps of Engineers.

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