TROY sends two graduates to the United States Air Force

Posted: Friday, 06 May 2011

TROY – Two Troy University graduates have become the newest second lieutenants in the United States Air Force.

Casey Garner, a College of Communication and Fine Arts graduate from Enterprise, has been assigned to the Combat Systems Officer career field and will begin flight training at Pensacola, Fla. in preparation to navigate and control weapons delivery systems in some of the world's most dominate military aircrafts.

Allen Hammond, a College of Arts and Sciences chemistry graduate from Demopolis, Ala., will attend Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. Hammond will be preparing to fly some of the world's most advanced military aircrafts.

"Both of these officers have demonstrated both dynamic followership and excellent leadership skill-sets at TROY," said Lt. Col. Christopher Shannon, TROY Air Force ROTC detachment commander and professor of aerospace studies. "Aviation slots are only awarded to some of the top cadets in Air Force ROTC."

Dennis Garner

Air Force Second Lieutenant Casey Garner, of Enterprise, was administered the oath of office by his father Lt. Col. Dennis Garner (retired) during a commissioning ceremony at Troy University Friday. (TROY photo)

Allen Hammond

Air Force Second Lieutenant Allen Hammond, of Demopolis, was administered the oath of office by Lt. Col. Chris Shannon, TROY Air Force ROTC detachment commander, during a commissioning ceremony at Troy University Friday. (TROY photo)