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Gallatin nursing student commissioned as a U.S. Army officer


Gallatin nursing student commissioned as a U.S. Army officer

Brooklyn Kenerson, a nursing major from Gallatin, was one of nine recent Middle Tennessee State University graduates to be commissioned as U.S. Army second lieutenants on May 11 during a formal ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on campus.

U.S. Army Col. Thomas W. Von Weisenstein, Chief of the Joint Staff with the Tennessee National Guard, provided remarks, welcoming them into the next phase of their military careers.

The ceremony is a tradition for the program, which has seen them prepare for service to their country.

Those commissioned as second lieutenants included:

  • Salim Altaie, a criminal justice major from Antioch, Tennessee.
  • Nicholas Biggers, a criminal justice major from Smyrna, Tennessee.
  • Samuel Howell, a criminal justice major from Tullahoma, Tennessee.
  • Daryl Jackson, a business education major from Oakland, Tennessee.
  • Antonio Johnston, an international relations major from Nashville.
  • Christian Moskovitz, a business administration major from Murfreesboro.
  • Zaire Murray, a criminal justice major from Hermitage, Tennessee.
  • Joshua Williams, a criminal justice major from Murfreesboro.

The event marked the final formal ceremony for Lt. Col. Jackie McDowell, who has received a change of assignment to Fort Knox, Kentucky, later this year. He is the chair in the MTSU Department of Military Science.

Maj. Carrick McCarthy will be replacing McDowell. He comes to MTSU in August.

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