The office of Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) honored Milledgeville resident Christopher “Chris” Lirette on Wednesday, Aug. 7, for earning the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Congressional Scholarship.
Lt. Col. Edward Shelor, special assistant to Rep. Hice, presented Lirette with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his outstanding achievement.
A graduate of Washington County High School, Lirette spent the past year at Marion Military Institute in Alabama. On Aug. 11, he heads to the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus, where he will prepare to become a commissioned officer in the United States Army. The ROTC Congressional Scholarship will provide Chris with either full tuition and fees or $10,000 per year toward room and board. He will also receive a yearly book allowance of $1,200 and a monthly stipend while attending school. Upon graduation and commissioning, he will have an eight-year obligation to the United States Army.
“I couldn’t be prouder of Chris for earning the Army ROTC Congressional Scholarship,” said Hice. “I’m always impressed by the caliber of young people in our community and inspired by their desire to serve our nation. I look forward to following his career and wish him the best as he takes on this duty to protect America.”