Downey native is promoted

DOWNEY - Sammi Messiha has been commissioned as a second lietenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completed the Army ROTC (Reserve Office Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University.Messiha will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. He will attend an offer basic course relating to his particular military job. Afterward, Messiha will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes. The ROTC curriculum provides students with tools and training to help cadets succeed "effective leaders in any competitive environment." Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators who lead other soldiers into ever-changing environments. Messiha is the son of Sam and Ragda Messiha of Downey. He graduated from Downey High School in 2003 and received an associate degree in 2005.

********** Published: November 6, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 29