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Classen grandson earns ROTC honors

Chase Matthew Bureman was named company commander of the Purdue University Naval ROTC MIKE Company. Only one senior midshipman is chosen for this highest leadership position at Purdue Naval ROTC.

James and Sherry Bureman of Springfield, Mo., are his parents, and Matt and Mary Kay Classen of Marion are his grandparents.

Other honors and awards Bureman has received include Military Officers Association of America ROTC Medal and Michael Christian Scholarship Award, both for best second-year Purdue ROTC member; Outstanding 1st-Year Navy ROTC Cadet Award by the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America; membership in Golden Key International Honor Society; membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; membership in Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization; and membership in Tau Alpha Pi Engineering Technology Honor Society.

He has worked with the U-Farm UAV Research Group Assisted Propulsion Design Team designing a theoretical propulsion system required to effectively implement an unmanned aerial vehicle in a role as an agricultural tool.

Bureman spent a semester abroad in fall 2012 at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

While there, he played on the college’s rugby team. He also has been selected for a summer internship at Cessna Aircraft in Columbus, Ga.

He will graduate from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and mechanical technology.

He will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and has already been awarded admittance to Naval Flight Training.

He plans to become a Marine aviator.

Last modified April 3, 2013