Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On Friday, May 9, Arthur Ewing an Andrews High School graduate was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. As a senior at Andrews High School Ewing was one of 13 NJROTC cadets in North and South Carolina selected for an Alternative Scholarship Reservation.
He was accepted at Savannah State University and joined the NROTC Unit. He was one of nine NROTC Midshipmen that received their commissions. He was given the Oath by LCDR Dennis Turner, Andrews High School SNSI. His parents then revealed his new rank and his cousin gave him his first salute.
The next day he received his degree in Computer Information Systems. Ewing is striving to be a Surface Warfare Officer and is to report to the USS Essex on June 12.
Jalisa Brown another Andrews High School graduate was also commissioned an Ensign from the NROTC Unit and received her degree at University of South Carolina. She is to report to a ship in Norfolk, Virginia.
Air Force Airman Jamal D. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Giles is the son of Katherine Grant and Jimmie L. Giles, both of Andrews.
He is a 2013 graduate of Andrews High School.