5 at WMC commissioned Army second lieutenants

May 22, 1994

Five seniors from Western Maryland College were commissioned yesterday as officers in the Army.

These Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will enter the military with the rank of second lieutenant:

* Sherry L. Albright, daughter of Terry and Wanda Albright of Strasburg, Pa., will go on active duty in the Medical Service Corps and will attend her officer basic course at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. After completing the officer basic course, she will be assigned to Korea.

Ms. Albright is a Distinguished Military Graduate and was selected to appear in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

* Matthew M. Butcher, son of Jimmy Butcher of Hampstead, will enter the Infantry officer basic course at Fort Benning, Ga. After the officer basic course, he will be assigned to Germany.

He is a two-year ROTC scholarship winner, three-year member of the Ranger Platoon and past-year winner of the Ranger Challenge Tab.

* Christopher S. Cutler, son of William and Barbara Cutler of Vienna, Va., will attend the Aviation Officer Basic Course at Fort Rucker, Ala.

Mr. Cutler was captain of the men's lacrosse team, where he lettered for four years, and was selected to the All-Conference team for two years. He was treasurer of the college activities programming board and appears in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

* John D. Gazzelli, son of Pio and Mariangela Gazzelli of Wheaton, will be commissioned in the Armor Branch and attend the Armor officer basic course at Fort Knox, Ky. He will serve his first assignment at Fort Polk, La.

He is a Distinguished Military Graduate and was recognized as a Distinguished Military Student for displaying outstanding qualities of leadership, high moral character, noteworthy academic achievement and exceptional aptitude for military service.

* John A. Hampton, son of Fran and John Hampton Jr. of Ellicott City, will be commissioned in the Infantry Branch and will attend the Infantry officer basic course at Fort Benning, Ga., in November. He received a Reserve Officers' Association award.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School and a three-year winner of the Cadet Ranger Challenge Tab.

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