White Co. resident among UNG students receiving military commissions

Twenty-seven University of North Georgia (UNG) cadets, including one from White County, recently received their military commissions during ceremonies on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

Kevin Oliveros Aguilar earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in English, criminal justice and military leadership. He commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry branch of the Georgia Army National Guard.

Oliveros Aguilar served as a cadet first sergeant and resident assistant in spring 2023 and a cadet sergeant major during the fall semester. He also commanded the Blue Ridge Rifles specialty unit and previously served as drill master for the group. He is grateful for his growth at UNG and encourages others to see what the university and the Corps of Cadets are all about.

“This is where your dreams begin. This is home. Be in the moment and expand your connections,” Oliveros Aguilar said. “Take that leap of faith. It’s going to be the best thing you do.”

The commissioned cadets are now second lieutenants in the Army and the Georgia Army National Guard. Most of those commissioning in the National Guard are Georgia Military Service Scholarship recipients who served in the Guard throughout their time as UNG students.

Four additional cadets, who graduated on the National Service Leadership Track, were also honored.

(UNG PICTURE: Kevin Oliveros Aguilar)