Army ROTC Cadet Joel R. Klickman has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelorís degree from the University of Oklahoma at Norman. 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 or her particular military occupational specialty/job.† Afterward, the officer 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 them succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment.† Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and otivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments.† As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission. Klickman will serve as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He is the son of Keith A. and† Lori M. Klickman of S. 592nd Lane, Grove, Okla. The lieutenant graduated in 2002 from Grove High School.