BRONX, N.Y. — Christopher S. Billups has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., in 2011.
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 and develop highly qualified military leaders and better citizens for America.
The officers pursue their Air Force careers in air, space and cyberspace fields and other scientific, technical and administrative professions as leaders helping to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.
Billups graduated in 2003 from John Adams High School, South Ozone Park, and received an associate degree in 2005 from Morrisville State College, N.Y. He is the son of Tiran J.D. Billups of Plainfield and Tracey E. Everett of South Ozone Park, N.Y.
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