2nd Lt. Adrian Dotimas (left) and 2nd Lt. Seth Newark (right) were commissioned by Maj. Boyce Buckner, Fresno State Army ROTC Bulldog Battalion commander.

Fresno State’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) commissioned two new graduates as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army today (Jan. 22) at the Clovis Veteran’s Memorial District Auditorium.

Senior cadets Adrian Dotimas, a criminology major from Lemoore, and Seth Newark, a kinesiology major from Merced, were commissioned by Maj. Boyce Buckner, chair and professor of the University’s Department of Military Science and Leadership.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Vane was the guest of honor and speaker.

Also attending was Col. Samuel Williams and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Marble, who are the command team of the U.S. Army 8th ROTC Brigade responsible for the Western U.S, Hawaii and Guam region.

ROTC commissioning ceremonies are free and open to the public. INFO: Nancy Kobata, 559.278.2887 or