In order to earn his commission, Lt. Orsak and the other cadet candidates had to complete missions while ensuring the welfare, morale, and professional development of the soldiers entrusted to them.
Lt. Orsak received the oath from U. S. Army Colonel Gibbler and the traditional first salute from Army Sgt. Joshua Shick.
“I had the honor of commissioning 78 young Aggies into the Armed Forces of the United States in front of 19,000 people in Reed Arena last Friday. The people in that arena showed their appreciation for these new officers by giving them a standing ovation at the conclusion of their oath of office,” Ramirez said. “Once again, I was deeply moved by the strong sense of commitment and patriotism shown by our young men and women; and how despite the fact that our country is at war, these great Americans are willing to selflessly serve our nation and its citizens against those who would do us harm.”
“It was indeed an honor for me to commission those brave young men and women today, just as I was commissioned over 33 years ago,” Ramierez said. “May God bless and protect our country’s newest military officers, and give them the wisdom and character to lead America’s sons and daughters with honor, integrity, and courage.”
The next day, Orsak graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. On July 21, Lt. Orsak will report to Ft. Lee, Virginia to attend Ordnance Basic Officer Leadership Course for four months. After that he will be stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington with the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.