Christopher Weber, Princeton, was among 27 graduates of the University of Kansas honored as newly commissioned officers in the armed forces during ceremonies Monday.
Weber, who is with the Army branch, is a graduate of Central Heights High School in Richmond, and received a degree in Slavic languages at KU. He is the son of Martha and Gerald L. Weber.
Jeffrey Vitter, provost and vice chancellor, and Sara Rosen, senior vice provost for academic affairs, welcomed the cadets and their families, friends and guests. Army Brigadier Gen. Mark Inch administered the oath of office for the new officers.
All cadets completed the requirements of the Air Force, Army and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Commanding officers presenting commissions were Lt. Col. Montague Samuel, Air Force ROTC; Lt. Col. Storm Reynolds, Army ROTC; and Commander John Clark, Naval ROTC.
KU is one of only 50 universities in the nation offering an ROTC program that represents all branches of the military. KUís ROTC program also trains cadets from Baker University, Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth and Washburn University.