Seven W&L Graduates Commissioned into Military

Marine Commissioning

Lee Brett, left, and Connor Smithson were commissioned into the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony in Lee Chapel.

Several hours after they received their diplomas in front of Lee Chapel, seven members of Washington and Lee's Class of 2013 filed inside the chapel to participate in commissioning ceremonies.

Two graduates were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps: Connor Smithson, of Cary, N.C., and Lee Brett, of Raleigh, N.C.

Army Commissioning

Five members of the W&L Class of 2013 were commissioned into the U.S. Army on May 23. From left, Nick Cianciolo, Parker Mangold, Brian Ross, Marissa Thompson and Sasha Vandalov.

And five graduates who participated in Army ROTC with VMI's Marshall-New Market Battalion were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army: Nick Cianciolo, of Cincinnati; Parker Mangold, of Westport, Mass.; Brian Ross, of Brick, N.J.; Marissa Thompson, of Chatham, N.J.; and Sasha Vandalov, of Vienna, Va.

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