Meins completes ROTC program

Published 5:26 pm Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jacob A. Meins has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Samford University.

ROTC is an educational program designed to provide college students an opportunity to be Air Force officers after completing military study courses and bachelor’s degree requirements at a host college or university. The program is the largest and oldest source of commissioned officers for the Air Force, with a mission to produce highly qualified military leaders and better citizens for America.

Meins is the son of Kathy L. Martin of Helena and Michael A. Meins of DeWitt, Ark.

In 2004, the lieutenant graduated from Pelham High School.