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PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/26/2016)-- The Air Force ROTC Detachment 750, hosted at Saint Joseph's University, celebrated its annual commissioning and awards ceremony on Friday, May, 20.

Second lieutenants Andrew Cheatle '16 and Donald Engwall '16 were commissioned at the event and awards were presented to several ROTC students.

Cadet Julian Ford of Clemeton, New Jersey (08021), Saint Joseph's University class of 2018, was honored with the Scottish Rite Award; American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award.

One of 145 detachments across the country that directly commissions cadets to active duty, det. 750 offers the opportunity to students at 24 total universities in the greater Philadelphia area to pursue an exciting career as an U.S. Air Force officer.

Background: As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.