Daniel J. Baum of White Hall was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Missouri National Guard, Ordance Corps during a ceremony Friday that was attended by family, friends and university staff at Arkansas State University. Baum also received his diploma Saturday during ASU’s Fall Commencement.
Lt. Col. Cecil L. Clark, ASU professor of military science and department chair, administered the oath to Baum, who was one of three cadets commissioned into the Army and the Army National Guard.
Baum earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from ASU, and minored in military science, sociology and criminology. He was pinned with his gold bars by his wife, Nicole Baum, and his mother, Susan Heinze.