Bauerly commissioned as Army Field Artillery 2nd Lt.
Alan William Bauerly, Tonganoxie, was commissioned into the Army Field Artillery as a second lieutenant during Kansas State University’s U.S. Army ROTC commissioning ceremony May 15 at the Alumni Center. His lieutenant bars were pinned on by his grandfather, Merril Lovendahl, his wife, Kristen, and his father, David Bauerly. The first salute was administered by his father, Sgt. 1st Class (Retired) David Bauerly.
Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, served as the keynote speaker at the ceremony and commended the graduates on their decision to serve. Lt. Col. GeorgeBelin, commander of the K-State “Wildcat” ROTC Battalion, said that although times have changed since when he was commissioned, the new officers’ dedication to their country has not.
2nd Lt. Bauerly will be assigned to Fort Riley after completion of the field artillery officer basic course at Fort Sill, Okla. He currently is serving as part of the leadership cadre at ROTC Leadership Assessment and Development Course at Fort Lewis, Wash.
Alan is the son of SFC David and Kerril Bauerly, Tonganoxie. He is the grandson of Merril and Karen Lovendahl, Meriden, and Genevieve Price, Milford. He is a 2004 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and served in the Kansas Army National Guard while attending college. He graduated from Kansas State on May 16 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural technology management.