Erie & Bradenton Enlisted Members of the LECOM Class of 2010 Hold Commissioning Ceremonies

Fourteen graduates take the Military Oath of Office during a special ceremony at the Erie Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Swearing to uphold the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, fourteen members of the LECOM Erie Class of 2010 and 11 members of the LECOM Bradenton Class of 2010 received promotions in the Army, Air Force and Navy as they continue their medical careers with the US Armed Services. They join their fellow LECOM alumni who have served or are still serving their countries as military physicians stateside and abroad.

LECOM Erie Military Grads 2010

First Row (L-R): Lt. Scott Kunkel; US Navy; Capt. Matthey Reynolds, US Air Force; L t. William Anerson, US Navy; Capt. Alexis Claire Palbus, US Army; Capt. Vanessa Rose Green, US Army; Capt. Zachary Schaub, US Army; Capt. Matthew Baker, US Air Force; Second Row: Cmdr. Louis Lazzara, US Navy; Capt. John Untisz, US Air Force; Capt. Mark A. Haen, US Army Reserve; Capt. Brian Lewis, US Air Force; Capt. Richard Ernst, US Army; Lt. Kes Akstuolis, US Navy; Lt. Col. Regan Shabloski, DO, LECOM Military Advisor. Not shown: Capt. Jeffrey Todd Freeman, US Army; Lt. John Cameron Hodge, US Navy

Front row (L-R): Capt. Henry Hao Van Nguyen, US Air Force; Lt. Chad Walls, US Navy; Capt. Stephen Cho, US Army; Capt. Carla Schnitzlein, US Army; Capt. Matt Muramoto, US Army. Back row: Capt. Daniel Wagoner, US Air Force; Lt. John Evans II, US Navy; Lt. Jeremy Benjaminson US Navy; Lt. Jonathan Sardina, US Navy; Capt. Jarred Hagan, US Army. Not pictured: Capt. Michael Lanton, US Army.

Commander Louis Lazzara, US Navy gave the Keynote Address to the new officers. Commander Lazzara graduated from Gannon University in Erie, went to the Navy Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island and served aboard submarines. He explained life aboard a submarine, but noted as medical officers in the Army, Navy or Air Force, the LECOM graduates may be called to provide medical care to members of any of the military services during combat. Commander Lazzara has been accepted as a first-year medical student and begins classes in July at LECOM at Seton Hill. More photos.

Receiving promotions were:

Lt. William Anerson, US Navy; (assigned to) Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Lt. Kes Akstuolis, US Navy; Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Capt. Matthew Baker, US Air Force; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

Capt. Richard Ernst, US Army; Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC

Capt. Jeffrey Todd Freeman, US Army; Ft. Hood, TX

Capt. Vanessa Rose Green, US Army; Walter Reed Medical Center; Washington, DC

Capt. Mark A. Haen, US Army Reserve; Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY

Lt. John Cameron Hodge, US Navy; Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth

Lt. Scott Kunkel; US Navy; National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Capt. Brian Lewis, US Air Force; San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX

Capt. Alexis Claire Palbus, US Army; Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Capt. Matthey Reynolds, US Air Force, North Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ

Capt. Zachary Schaub, US Army; Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA

Capt. John Untisz, US Air Force; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

Bradenton campus

Capt. Stephen H. Cho, US Army; Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA

Lt. Jeremy Benjaminson, US Navy: Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Lt. John Evans II, US Navy; National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, MD

Capt. Jarred A. Hagan, US Army; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Capt. Michael P. Lanton, US Army; Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Capt. Henry Hao Van Nguyen, US Air Force; Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX

Lt. Jonathan Sardina, US Navy; Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Capt. Carla W. Schnitzlein, US Army; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Capt. Daniel L. Wagoner, US Air Force; Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Lt. Chad E. Walls, US Navy; Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Capt. Matt Muramoto, US Army; Darnall Army Community Hospital, Ft. Hood, TX


May 29, 2010
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