West Virginia University Army and Air Force ROTC members received their commissions Friday.
The Army cadets became officers after being pinned by family members.
They also received their first salutes as officers.
"The commissioning represents the transition from an apprentice to a professional officer. This is the point where they are entrusted for the lives of our sons and daughters," said Lt. Col. Daniel Rice, of WVU.
The commissioning is an accomplishment for the new officers.
Some will go on to careers in the military.