Voorhees holds commissioning ceremony

August 28, 2011

Voorhees College will conduct a commissioning ceremony for a 2011 graduate on Wednesday, August 31 at 11 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center. The event is free and open to the public.   

Trevor Brown, who was in the ROTC program, will be commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Brown completed his requirements for graduation from Voorhees during the summer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and is a native of Denmark, S.C.   

The guest speaker for the ceremony will be Lieutenant Colonel Craig M. Ravenell, a graduate of Voorhees with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery in 1992 from South Carolina State University.

Ravenell is currently serving as a Centrally Selected List (CSL) Product Manager for Digitized Training (Battalion Command Equivalent). He is responsible for more than $800 million in funding execution (FY12-F17 POM) for the development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle management of Digital Range Training Systems (DRTS), Integrated Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) Training System (I-MTS) and Battlefield Effects Simulator (BES) that meet the Soldiers’ needs.

His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College and the Defense Acquisition University Program Manager’s Course.