Commissioning Ceremony

Commissioning 2021

Carolina Vazquez

Carolina Vazquez 
United States Navy
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Nikolaus A. Wendling

Nikolaus A. Wendling
United States Navy
School of General Studies 

Jake Siciliano

Jake Siciliano
United States Navy
Columbia College

Jeffrey Kline

Jeffrey Kline
United States Navy
School of General Studies 

Ceremony Details

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Event Location

The event will take place on Zoom and the link to participate will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of the event. 

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Event Date & Time

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 11 a.m. ET

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Registration Deadline

Monday, May 3, 2021

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Dress Code

Military Uniform: Summer White (Navy), Dress Blue 'D' (Marine Corps), Full Service Dress (Air Force), or Service Equivalent. Casual attire is acceptable for civilians.

Carolina Vazquez

Carolina Vazquez

Carolina Vazquez enlisted in the United States Navy in 2016 as a Nuclear Electrician’s Mate. She was accepted to the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program which allowed her to matriculate at Columbia University as an Officer Candidate. Upon graduating from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, she will commission as a Submarine Officer in the United States Navy.

Nikolaus A. Wendling

Nikolaus A. Wendling

Nikolaus A. Wendling has attended Columbia University's School of General Studies since July 2018. Originally from Toledo, OH, Nik joined the Navy in 2012 and served out of Rota, Spain as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician prior to moving to NYC via the Navy's enlisted to commissioning scholarship program, Seaman to Admiral-21. Nik has since completed his studies at Columbia, earning his bachelor's degree in Financial Economics, and is commissioning as an EOD Officer.

Jake Siciliano

Jake Siciliano

Jake Siciliano is graduating from Columbia College with a joint degree in Political Science and Economics. He is thrilled to commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy upon graduation.

Jeffrey Kline

Jeffrey Kline

Jeffrey Kline enlisted in the United States Navy in 2014 with the goal of earning a commission through the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program. Now, he has finally achieved that goal. Graduating from the School of General Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, he is thrilled to be joining the next generation of Naval Officers in the Information Warfare community as an Information Professional officer.

Register

The favor of reply is requested by Monday, May 3.

Oath of Office

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God."