Guam Guard welcomes 6 new second lieutenants

NEWLY COMMISSIONED: The Guam National Guard commissioned its recent Officer Candidate School graduates to the rank of second lieutenant at the Guard's Readiness Complex in Barrigada on Sept. 15. From left, 2nd Lt. Bryan Jerome Pablo, 2nd Lt. Marc Sabangan, 2nd Lt. Mark Taitano, 2nd Lt. Marcel Higgs, 2nd Lt. Aniceto Iglopas, and 2nd Lt. Amanda Blas. They took their oaths of office in a ceremony led by Maj. Gen. (Guam) Esther Aguigui. They completed a grueling 10-month program that included seven months on Guam and three months at Fort Meade in South Dakota. Courtesy Guam National Guard