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UNG commissions 49 new Army officers

(May 23, 2016) In ceremonies held May 6-7 at the University of North Georgia, 49 graduating cadets were awarded commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserves or Georgia National Guard.

Nelson MoragaAmong those commissioning was 2nd Lt. Nelson B. Moraga, a Georgia Military Scholarship recipient. He commissioned as an officer in the Georgia National Guard on May 6 and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing later that day. 

He is the first college graduate in the Moraga family, who came to the United States from El Salvador in the 1990s and later moved to Georgia. During his college career at UNG, Moraga was a cadet in the Boar’s Head Brigade and held many leadership positions, including battalion commander for the 2015-16 school year. He was also a solider in the Georgia Army National Guard while studying at UNG, serving as a parachute rigger.

To see the entire list of commissioning cadets, visit

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 17,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state’s sixth-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

For more information about the university's Corps of Cadets, visit


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