"My dad did my oath of office," said U.S. Navy Ensign Kelly Lorentson. "He's a captain in the Navy. I'm third generation Navy so having him do that was pretty cool."
Illini astronaut Mike Hopkins led the officers in the military oath. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He also gave them a few words of advice for their future careers. That includes: "Don't forget to call your mom." The new officers are now getting ready for their next assignments.
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