New Army lieutenant fulfills childhood desire to serve
Second Lt. Samuel Quintero, a City College of New York student who received his commission June 5 through the City University of New York’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, will serve at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center in Long Island. The Malverne, Long Island native has been described as “mature beyond his years, a hard worker, an avid learner and open to the opportunities that the Army had to offer him,” by Lt. Col. Nichole Drakeford, professor of military science at CUNY. (Courtesy Photo)