Luke A. Giese has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.
The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. The lieutenant also will attend the officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty/job.
The ROTC curriculum prepares students with the tools, training and experiences to help them succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments. As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.
Giese, a distinguished military graduate, graduated in the top 25 percent of his class in both academic requirements and ROTC performance, and received a military science minor degree. Additionally, he received the General George C. Marshall Award presented annually to the most outstanding cadet seniors in military science and leadership at host university or college ROTC detachments.
The new lieutenant will be assigned as an infantry officer with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.
He is the son of Robert A. Giese of Creek Road, Straatsburg, N.Y.
In 2001, Lt. Giese graduated from Carmel High School, N.Y.