THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MBA Navy officers promoted

September 16, 2014
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(From left) Lt. Cmdrs. Josh Fischer, Josh Melchert, Michael Wheeler and Joseph Bossi take the military oath with Navy ROTC Commanding Officer Capt. David Schweizer at the promotion ceremony.

Four MBA students were promoted to lieutenant commanders last week during a Navy promotion ceremony on campus.

Josh Fischer, Josh Melchert, Michael Wheeler and Joseph Bossi are part of the MBA program with a concentration petroleum management, which prepares active duty Navy officers to return to service upon graduation as regional fuels officers to manage fuel operations for the Navy worldwide. Officers’ family and friends as well as KU faculty and staff members attended the ceremony to celebrate the promotion.

“The ceremony serves an important role in bringing to light the officer’s individual achievements, not only to his or her peers in their working community, but also to the family and friends who may be gathered for the ceremony,” Lt. Cmdr. Josh Melchert said.