Three Salve Regina cadets commissioned to U.S. Army
Photo (from left): Ellen Gensicki, Daniel Labrie and Erin Luibrand
Seventeen cadets from the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Cramer’s Sabers Battalion – including three from Salve Regina – were officially commissioned into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants during a ceremony held May 20. The battalion also includes cadets from Roger Williams University and the University of Rhode Island.
Ellen Gensicki ’16, Daniel Labrie ’16 and Erin Luibrand ’16 were the Salve Regina cadets commissioned during the ceremony. All three are currently enrolled in the University’s graduate program in administration of justice and homeland security, with plans to graduate in December.
Gensicki is Salve Regina’s only active duty commissionee from this graduating class. She will branch field artillery and complete the Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, with plans to attend Airborne School and Ranger School. Gensicki’s first duty station is expected to be at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. She plans to reach the rank of captain before transitioning to military intelligence.
Gensicki received the ROTC’s Schank Award, given to a senior cadet who has demonstrated attributes of duty, honor and selfless service.
Labrie will join the Rhode Island National Guard’s 115th Military Police Company and will also begin an internship with Citizens Bank’s cybersecurity team. After completing his master’s degree, he hopes to work in cybersecurity for a bank or corporation.
Luibrand will join the Army Reserve’s 75th Training Command at Naval Station Newport, where she will be an HHD executive officer. After completing her master’s degree, she will attend the Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Luibrand plans to attend law school in the fall of 2017.
Luibrand received the ROTC’s Helweg Award, given to the senior cadet who demonstrated the most improvement following their Cadet Leadership Course performance.
Salve Regina’s ROTC program emphasizes the development of individual leadership ability and prepares students for future leadership roles in the Army. Professional military education skills such as written communications, human behavior, history, mathematical reasoning and other skills are fulfilled through a combination of Core Curriculum and military science courses.
For more information, visit salve.edu/army-rotc.