Rochester Institute of Technology
Cadets that graduate from the Army ROTC program carry with them knowledge, skills and values needed to succeed in all walks of life.

2005 Graduates at the Military Ball

Cadets that graduate from the Army ROTC program carry with them knowledge, skills and values needed to succeed in all walks of life.

1LT Bonarski

Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader

1LT Bonarski is a 2004 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. After a few months as a Goldbar Recruiter he reported to Fort Benning, GA for IOBC and Ranger School. He then relocated to Fort Campbell, KY and became a platoon leader in 1BCT, 101st ABN AASLT in February of 2005. He deployed to Iraq in September in support of OIF 4 and is currently patrolling northeast Iraq near the city of Kirkuk.

Captain Fazzio

Commander, HHC DFAS-IN

Captain Fazzio enlisted in the United States Army Reserve on 28 March 1991 as a Personnel Administration Specialist (75B/42A). She served 2 years at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO. and 3 and 1/2 years at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. During her time in Hawaii, CPT Fazzio competed for the Army Active Duty Green-to-Gold Scholarship Program. She was awarded a 4-year scholarship to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) graduating with High Honors. CPT Fazzio spent 15 months at the 177th Finance Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea as the Battalion Adjutant/S1 and the Disbursing Officer. In March 2002, she left Korea and was assigned to HHC, ARCENT-Kuwait, Camp Doha as the Disbursing Officer and Internal Control Officer until Jul 2004. Next, she reported to the Finance Captains' Career Course graduating on 10 December 2004. Currently, she serves as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander for the Defense Finance and Accounting Services-Indianapolis, Indiana.

CPT Davis

S6, First Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation)

Currently I am on my third OIF rotation serving as the S6 of the 1st MI BN, 205th MI BDE (Wiesbaden, Germany). Our mission is fixed wing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) signal intelligence (SIGNT). Prior to this assignment I served as a platoon leader and executive officer in 32d Signal Battalion (Darmstadt, Germany). I will PCS from Germany to Ft. Gordon in the summer of 06. I will spend 14 months attending the CCC and the Functional Area (FA) 53 course once I arrive at Ft. Gordon. My wife Lana has already PCS'd to Gordon's Eisenhower Medical Center and is a Pharmacist (CPT) in the Army. We recently purchased a house 20 minutes outside of Augusta, GA and are expecting our first child August 06.

CPT May

G-5 Assistant Planner for the 29th Infantry Division

A native of Rochester, New York, CPT May was commissioned as an Army Infantry second lieutenant after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His duty assignments include Platoon Leader and Assistant S-3 Officer, 3rd US INF (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Virginia. During this period he was the Emergency Operations Officer for recovery operations at the Pentagon in support of Operation Noble Eagle. Upon his commission into the Virginia National Guard, he was assigned to the 29th ID (L) as the Chief of Staff Liaison Officer and was the Task Force Normandy Plans Officer, with the 3-116th INF, 29th ID in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan. CPT May’s military education includes the U.S. Army Ranger Course and the Infantry Officer Basic Course. In his civilian career, he has been an analytical chemist with Rochester Midland Corporation, Rochester, New York, a medicinal chemist with Astra Arcus, Rochster, New York, and a military analyst for Air Force Strategic Planning with Science Applications International Corporation, Tysons Corner, Virginia. CPT May is married.

CPT Yarbrough

Product Support Specialist, BAE Systems

CPT Yarbrough hails from Soddy-Daisy, TN. He attended Soddy-Daisy High School and participated in the Army JROTC program for four years. He graduated in June of 1996 and moved on to attend college at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY on a four year Army ROTC scholarship. CPT Yarbrough graduated from RIT in May 2001 with a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Field Artillery. He completed U.S. Army Airborne training at Ft. Benning, GA in August 1998. CPT Yarbrough was assigned as a platoon TAC at Ft. Knox, KY for ROTC Basic Camp from June 2001 to July 2001. He attended OBC at Ft. Sill, OK from August 2001 to February 2002. CPT Yarbrough was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, TX. He served as Fire Support Officer for Alpha Troop 1st Squadron, 10th Calvary, Platoon Leader for 2nd Fire Platoon Bravo Battery 2-20 FA, Executive Officer and Ammo Platoon Leader for Bravo Battery 2-20 FA, and the Battalion Maintenance Officer for 2-20 FA. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in February 2003 and completed a variety of missions while deployed in support of the 4th Infantry Division’s Support and Stability Operations. CPT Yarbrough is currently assigned to the Individual Ready Reserves and holds a civilian position with BAE Systems in Santa Clara, CA as a Product Support Specialist for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle program.

CPT Saladyga

General Surgery Intern, William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Graduated from RIT in 2001 as Distinguished Military Graduate, with a BS in Biology with high honors. Graduated in 2005 from SUNY Buffalo with a Doctorate in Medicine. Currently a General Surgery Intern at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Scheduled to begin General Surgery Residency with research year at WBAMC in July 2006.

Mr. Grabski

Environmental Engineer (Civilian) - Major; Civil Engineer Officer (Air National Guard)

Spent 11 years branched in the Corps of Engineers. Transferred to the Air Guard in 2002 to try something different. Veteran of OEF V (Afghanistan) with the 25th ID. MBA 1999 Southern Illinois University. Married in 1999 with one son. Reside in St. Louis Missouri. ROTC greatly affected my life and the way I manage everything from work to my son. I cannot imagine life without some military connection. Service has become a background facet of my life. Accordingly, I plan on staying in to my mandatory separation date.

Mr. O’Grady

Home Depot Store Manager

1998 Grad, BS Criminal Justice. Spent 3 Years with the 82nd ABN DIV, and 2 YEARS with the 204th MIBN (EAC ARL BN). Spent 2 Years with Home Depot in Houston, TX. ROTC allowed me to develop leadership and management skills that made my military and business professions highly successful.

CPT Belawske

APMS, Cornell University

Graduated from RIT with honors and a BS in Criminal Justice and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Aviation. Attended flight school at Flight School at Ft. Rucker and earned my wings in May 1998. Earned qualification in the AH-64A Apache and went to my first duty station at Ft. Campbell with 2nd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. Earned qualification in the AH-64D Apache Longbow in May 1999 and went onto lead my platoon for 22 months. Completed my assignment at Ft. Campbell and attended AVCCC at Ft. Rucker in Nov 2002. After AVCCC, I was assigned to Ft. Hood, Tx to command B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 6th US Cavalry. We completed the Unit Fielding and Training Program and deployed to the Republic of Korea at Camp Humphreys for one year. After completing command and my tour in Korea, I was assigned to Cornell University as an Asst. Professor of Military Science in the Army ROTC.