The Gorilla Battalion Commissioned 17 new lieutenants on Friday, May 11th. This is one of the largest commissioning classes for the Battalion in recent years. These young Officers will go on and serve both on Active Duty, Army National Guard, and the Army Reserves. Major General (Ret) Jay W. Hood was the guest speaker for the event and a member of Pittstate ROTC Hall of Fame. MG (Ret) Hood graduated and commissioned from Pittsburg State University in 1975 and had a distinguished military career before retiring in early 2012.