• Dan T. Faulkner has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo.

• Dan T. Faulkner has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo.

He is the son of Teresa Faulkner of Columbus and Roger Faulkner of Alpharetta, Ga.

The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an officer basic course relating to his particular military occupational specialty/job. Afterward, he will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes.

The ROTC curriculum prepares students with the tools, training and experiences to help cadets succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments, according to a press release.

Faulkner is a 2007 graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School.