Major General Marcia Anderson, deputy chief of the U.S.Army Reserve, will deliver remarks to celebrate the commissioning of 14 Creighton University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets during a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on May 17th, at the University's Lied Education Center for the Arts.
Maj. Gen. Anderson will address the importance of sound leadership, education, diversity, and technical proficiency to the workforce, Army and the nation in her comments to cadets and their families, distinguished guests and visitors. She received her commission as a second lieutenant through Creighton’s ROTC program in 1979 while pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in political science.
The Commissioning Ceremony is the culmination of four years of study in Military Science. The cadets come from several different campuses throughout the Omaha area (Creighton, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bellevue University, and Midland University). Each one has demonstrated his or her ability to master the art of leadership and tactics and are eager to accept commissions as Second Lieutenants in either the United States Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserves.
Gen. Anderson’s military education includes the Adjutant General Basic and Advance courses, Basic and Intermediate Government Auditing, Command and General Staff College Course, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Capstone and the United States Army War College, where she was awarded a Masters degree in strategic studies. General Anderson also earned a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.