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Hoosier Promoted to 1st Lt. By U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Promotion Ceremony to be held in State House Rotunda

At a Marine Corps promotion ceremony, to be held in the State House Rotunda on Friday, October 26, 2001 at 2:30 PM, Daniel J. Bartnicki, the director of UCC data conversion in the Indiana Secretary of State's office will be promoted to 1st Lt., United States Marine Corps.

When asked about this milestone in his Marine Corps career Bartnicki said, "The excitement of being promoted is tempered by the reality of the difficulty America is facing today. This was not a situation I ever expected to be in."

1st Lt. Bartnicki will affirm the oath that he took upon commissioning. It is repeated with every promotion to remind the Marine Officer of his duty to Corps and Country.
The Oath will be administered by Captain Reginald L. Jackson, USMC. The invocation will be lead by the 1st. Lt.'s father, Mr. Ron Bartnicki. Secretary of State Gilroy will deliver remarks following the Oath.

"Dan will represent Hoosiers with honor, dignity and resolve, " Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy stated. "We are very proud of the commitment he has made to serving our country."

1st Lt. Bartnicki has served as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps since successful completion of Officer Candidate School. A member of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, 1st Lt. Bartnicki graduated from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in May 2001 and passed the Indiana Bar in the summer of 2001. He has worked in Secretary of State Gilroy's office while attending his final semester of law school. 1st Lt. Bartnicki will initially be assigned to Quantico, Virginia.