A Francis Marion University student was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. as part of FMU’s Army ROTC program.
Cadet Deon Evans of Lynchburg took the oath at a gathering of former teachers, professors, family, friends and university officials, including FMU President Dr. Fred Carter, who is a retired U.S. Marine Corps. Colonel. The newly donned second lieutenant will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration on Saturday.
Evans will serve as platoon leader in the 1182nd Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion located in North Charleston upon graduation. He is the son of Curtis and Marilyn Henry.
FMU’s Army ROTC is a two-year program for veterans and members of the Army Reserve and National Guard or four years for students with no prior military experience. It incorporates classroom and practical training in leadership, organization, planning, decision-making and military skills. Two, three and four-year scholarships are available for qualified students.