NAME students commissioned as officers in the U.S. Navy

Four naval architecture and marine engineering students and ROTC Midshipmen were commissioned as Officers in the United States Navy on Friday, April 27th in Ann Arbor. | Short Read
IMAGE:  Ensign Samuel Fuchs, USN, Ensign Colton Gerber, USN, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Warren Noone, USNR (ret), Ensign Jackson Wireman, USN, Ensign Joseph Donohue, USN

Honoring the long and proud tradition of service within the department, five ROTC Midshipmen and NAME students were commissioned as Ensigns in the United States Navy. Ensign Samuel Fuchs, USN, Ensign Colton Gerber, USN, Ensign Jackson Wireman, USN, Ensign Joseph Donohue, USN were all commissioned at the First Methodist Church of Ann Arbor on Friday, April 27th with NAME Undergraduate Program Advisor and retired Chief Warrant Officer 3, Warren Noone, looking on.

“I’m proud that our students once again have demonstrated their commitment to serve their country. The NAME department has a long history of military service; with graduates working as civilians for the Navy or serving their country as Naval Officers.” Noone says, “I was honored to have been asked to participate in the commissioning.”

Ensign Fuchs will report to the USS Jason Dunham; Ensign Gerber will report to Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL for flight training; and Ensign Donohue and Ensign Wireman will complete the Master’s degree in NAME, then report to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC.


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