Barnes commissioned as 2nd Lt. in U.S. Army

Lt. Col. Wendell Bender administered the U.S. Army Oath of Office to Adam F. Barnes, who commissioned as a second lieutenant through NSU’s ROTC program. Barnes will serve on actie duty in the U.S. Army Ordance Corps.


NATCHITOCHES – Adam F. Barnes of Bossier City was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during a commissioning ceremony hosted by Northwestern State University’s ROTC program.


Barnes is a 2015 graduate of Airline High School where he was a member of JROTC, served on the JROTC Drill Team and earned an Army ROTC 3-year Advanced Designee Scholarship. He joined the Demon Battalion in August 2015 and served as the S-4, logistics officer; S-6, communications officer, and platoon leader.  He regularly served on the color guard team and was awarded shoulder cords for his volunteer service.


Barnes received accolades for academics throughout his college career through the President’s and Dean’s Lists.  He served as a mentor in NSU’s first robotics competition where he taught high school students how to design and build robots for competition.


This past May, Barnes was awarded NSU’s Bachelor of Science degree in electronics engineering technology with a concentration in electronics and a minor in military science. He will attend the Basic Officer Leader course at Fort Lee, Virginia, and will serve on active duty in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps.