Public Safety & Justice Students Take Oath of Enlistment from U.S. Army Astronaut in Space

Eight students from the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation’s Public Safety and Justice program raised their hands in an oath of enlistment ceremony with U.S. Army Col. and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan leading the proceedings from aboard the International Space Station.


“It feels kind of surreal,” said Alex Currie, one of the eight who enlisted. “I never thought I’d get to watch a video and have an astronaut talk to us directly.”


The ceremony was the first of its kind to be held at the CiTi campus.


“I hope that they appreciate the magnitude of what a historic event this is,” said Public Safety and Justice instructor Todd Gorman. “I’m very jealous but extremely proud of every single one of them.”


The ceremony was one of more than 130 locations across the country that enlisted new soldiers courtesy of Col. Morgan.


“These students are going to be telling their kids that they were swore in from outer space,” said Gorman. “I’m just really glad we got to participate in it.”

Col. Andrew Morgan

Col. Andrew Morgan addressing the enlisting soldiers live aboard the International Space Station.