Commissioning Ceremony

Individuals in green army dress uniforms taking oath in front of American and state flags
Photo by Sid Salter

August 21, 2023

Mississippi State ROTC cadets, left to right, Alexander C. Gibb, Petal; Jakayla K. Marzittie, Jackson; Isaiah K. Mills, Clinton; and LaNyse D. Gleaton, Courtland, took their U.S. Army commission oath this past week from Maj. Nathaniel A. Rice, also an MSU professor of military science. The cadets’ commission as part of the MSU Bulldog Battalion Cadre signifies the formal beginning of the recent university graduates’ military careers.