Steel Battalion Commissioning

Members of the Steel Battalion became commissioned officers during a ceremony in Packer Memorial Church on May 24.

Steel Battalion Students Become Commissioned Officers of the United States Armed Forces

ROTC students from 11 colleges and universities, including Lehigh, became commissioned officers during a ceremony in Packer Memorial Church.

Photography by

Christa Neu

Their four years of hard work paid off on May 24 as Army ROTC students marched across the stage in Packer Memorial Church to officially become lieutenants during the Steel Battalion Commissioning ceremony.

ROTC—the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps—is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States armed forces. The Steel Battalion was established at Lehigh in 1919 and is made up of 11 colleges and universities throughout the Lehigh Valley.  Its headquarters are in Jordan Hall at the Mountaintop campus.

Twenty students from Lehigh, Moravian and Kutztown Universities were commissioned:

Isabella Alaimo

Christian Antry

Jagroop Aulakh

Quinn Conlan

Anthony Donatelli

Ariana Ehrenfeucht

Nathan Gruver

Karl Kelly

Grant Kibel

Grace Lee

Morgan Murray

Collin McBrierty

Dan Rudiak

Peter Simon

William Suter

Liam Treacy

Justin Venezia

Joseph Voitek

Madeline Wickel

Matthew Worden

Photography by

Christa Neu

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