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Peter Monaco commissioned U.S. Army second lieutenant at Providence College

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Providence College. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

(Providence, R.I.) – The Providence College (PC) Army ROTC commissioned thirteen cadets as second lieutenants in the United States Army on Friday, May 17 at the College. One of the cadets, Peter Monaco is from Pelham, New York. The commissioning took place at the College’s War Memorial Grotto with PC President Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., giving welcoming remarks. Other attendees included Lieutenant Colonel Jason Kneib, Professor of Military Science, and Rev. Iriarte Andújar, O.P., Associate Dean of Admission and Patriot BN Chaplain. The guest speaker was COL (Ret.) Leo Pacher, Deputy Chief of an International Partnership Organization, DOD.

As a second lieutenant, these new officers will be responsible for leading platoons and companies in the full range of Army operations. Active-duty lieutenants serve full time as Army leaders, while National Guard lieutenants serve part time with their respective state national guards.

Second Lieutenant Monaco earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. He will receive his commission as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard and will attend his Basic Officer Leadership course at Fort Moore, Georgia. 

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