Story written by Angie Simpson, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs, Michigan National Guard
Col. Lavetta Bennett, Michigan Army National Guard Deputy State Surgeon, commissioned 2nd Lt. John Kanitra, Aug. 27, 2015. The commissioning ceremony was held at the MIARNG Joint Force Headquarters Building in Lansing and was attended by family members and close friends. Retired Air Force TSgt. Samuel Falzon was the first to salute the new officer earning a coin and congratulatory handshake. Kanitra will serve as a medical student at the Detroit-based MIARNG Medical Detachment. (DoD photo by Angela Simpson/Released)
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