Three Commissioned as Officers

Jun 04, 2021

The recent Cal U graduates were commissioned as second lieutenants at ceremonies that were held in Pittsburgh.

  • - Tatiana Beaufils

  • - Joseph Baker

  • - Jaleesa Mackey with her father, David Mackey, and mother, Janett Dejesus.

Three Cal U graduates were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at ceremonies that were held May 17 and May 28 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

All three were members of the Three Rivers Battalion, an Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. military. They will attend the second phase of the Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Jackson, S.C., as members of the Adjutant General Corps. 

Joseph Baker majored in criminal justice with a concentration in homeland and international security and is pursuing his master’s degree in legal studies with a concentration in homeland security at Cal U. His goal is to become a special agent in the FBI. 

Tatiana Beaufils majored in criminal justice with a concentration in criminology and a minor in African American studies. She will pursue a career in the FBI. 

Jaleesa Mackey majored in athletic training, with a minor in psychology and was a member of the Cal U track and field team. She seeks a career as an athletic trainer, perhaps in a role that supports collegiate athletes and military personnel.