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Aggie Administers Army Oath To Son And Grandson

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 November 30, 2018 5:06 PM updated: December 4, 2018 10:04 AM

Retired U.S. Army Col. William “Sandy” Westbrook ’62 had a rare chance earlier this year.

Westbrook administered the Army oath of office to his son Wesley I. Westbrook being promoted at the Pentagon and, just three weeks later, did the same for grandson Clayton H. Westbrook ’21, an Aggie cadet signing his contract to commission in the Army, along with several other cadets.

Wesley Westbrook was promoted from Chief Warrant Officer 3 to Chief Warrant Officer 4 on Aug. 10, 2018, at the Pentagon, where he works. Fittingly, as Sandy is a Vietnam veteran, the ceremony took place in front of a Vietnam mural. Clayton, who is Wesley's son, attended in his A&M Corps uniform. Clayton and Sandy had the privilege of replacing Wesley’s CW3 shoulder boards with his new CW4 shoulder boards.

Then on Aug. 31 at the A&M Corps quad, Sandy administered the oath to commissioning cadets including Clayton, a sophomore in Company D-2 from Burke, Virginia. The others sworn in by Sandy are Company C-1 cadets Cameron Letourneau '21 of Heath and Jerad Saldana '21 of San Antonio; Company I-1 cadet Andrew French '21 of Portsmouth, Virginia; and Company E-1 cadets Jacob Duane '21 of Kingwood and Jared Jowdy '21 of Dallas.

Sandy was a 2004 charter member and the first president of the Ellis A&M Club, and serves on the Club's board of directors.

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