This ceremony, in which the new Officers take their commissioning oaths, marks the end of a four-year journey of education, training, and self-discovery and the beginning of a journey of military service. 

The Joint Commissioning Ceremony scheduled for 15 May in Cameron Hall has been cancelled.

The Army and Naval ROTC detachments are planning for virtual commissioning ceremonies to be held on 15 May for all those completing their degrees this semester. Details will be forthcoming from the respective detachments on time, technology, and how to participate virtually. This will allow our future officers to commission, on time, in the presence of family and friends at dispersed locations. By keeping to our original 15 May schedule, the officers will then be available to move to their assigned destinations in accordance with their respective active-duty or reserve component orders. When those who have commissioned return to Post to collect their personal belongings, we will support photo opportunities in their service uniforms as desired.

Air Force commissioning will be conducted on an individual basis and coordinated through the VMI’s Air Force ROTC staff.


Note: If you would like to watch the events from May 2020, please visit our 2020 Commencement Events page.