Newly-minted U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Stephen Smallwood (left) receives his first salute as an officer from Master Sgt. Jeramie Woodall in Clemson University's Military Heritage Plaza, Dec. 17, 2014

Newly-minted U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Stephen Smallwood (left) receives his first salute as an officer from his friend and former platoon mate Master Sgt. Jeramie Woodall in Clemson University’s Military Heritage Plaza, Dec. 17, 2014. (Photo by Ken Scar)

CLEMSON – Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps units will hold a joint ceremony to commission ­­­36 officers at 1 p.m. May 7 in Tillman Hall auditorium.  Nineteen students will receive commissions into the U.S. Army, and ­­­­17 students will receive commissions into the U.S. Air Force.

The ceremony will feature guest speaker Rear Admiral James McNeal, who serves as commander of Naval Supply System Command, Global Logistics Support. It is headquarters to a network of eight fleet logistics centers around the world that provide an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy and joint operational units.

Following their commissioning, the new lieutenants will participate in a Silver Dollar Salute ceremony on Military Heritage Plaza. This ceremony marks the first salute received by the new officer from an enlisted member. As a sign of mutual respect, the officer presents the enlisted member with a silver dollar.

The commissioning candidates for the ceremony are:

United States Army

Michael Dolan of Greenville, S.C., majoring in electrical engineering

Dylan Fawaz of Monument, Colo., majoring in civil engineering

Sarah Kate Fedyschyn of Kings Mountain, N.C., majoring in philosophy of law

Kyle Flinton of Leesburg, Va., majoring in construction science and management

Peter Garcia of Ashburn, Va., majoring in psychology

Connor Gross of Marietta, Ga., majoring in sociology and criminal justice

Jonathan Haines of Columbia, S.C., majoring in industrial engineering

Rollins Jolly of Dalton, Ga., majoring in wildlife and fisheries biology

Austin McIlwain of Greenville, S.C., majoring in biology

Jonathan McNeal of San Diego, Calif., majoring in history and psychology

Matthew Moran of Poughquag, N.Y., majoring in economics

Casey Mueller of Silver Spring, Md., majoring in biochemistry

Joseph Mulholland of Fort Bragg, N.C., majoring in biological sciences

Ryan Munizbueno of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., majoring in psychology

Kelsey Riley of Fayetteville, N.C., majoring in biological sciences

Nicholas Smith of Cary, N.C., majoring in sports marketing

Christian Spiecha of Clover, S.C., majoring in industrial engineering

Jared Stoltz of Fort Bragg, N.C., majoring in sociology and criminal justice

Taylor Wilson of Seneca, S.C., majoring in agricultural mechanization and business

United States Air Force

Rebecca Baird of Charleston, S.C., majoring in political science

Nathan Bruhn of Peachtree, Ga., majoring in industrial engineering

Nicholas Carson of Strasburg, Penn., majoring in political science

Spencer Dickinson of Charlotte, N.C., majoring in civil engineering

Jordan Dunn of Waxhaw, N.C., majoring in business management

William Godby of Greenville, N.C., majoring in mathematical sciences

Kevin Hart of Lake Wylie, S.C., majoring in civil engineering

Matthew Helvey of Springfield, Va., majoring in mechanical engineering

Michael Knowles of Greenville, S.C., majoring in mathematical sciences

Katie Little of Mount Pleasant, S.C., majoring in nursing

Shawn Lundskow of Hughesville, Md., majoring in industrial engineering

Yousuke Matsui of Campobello, S.C., majoring in electrical engineering

Zachary Morrison of Mount Pleasant, S.C., majoring in industrial engineering

Alex Snyder of Mechanicsville, Va., majoring in environmental engineering

Haley Spearman of Chapin, S.C., majoring in nursing

Drew Stephens of Mauldin, S.C., majoring in modern languages–Chinese

Ryan Young of Londonderry, N.H., majoring in civil engineering

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