Tovonna C. Swan has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Tovonna C. Swan has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty/job. Afterward, the officer will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes.


The ROTC curriculum prepares students with the tools, training and experiences to help cadets succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments. As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.


Swan is the sister of Devonte D. Swan of Kansas City, Mo. and Toni M. Swan of Pine Bluff, sister of Tyshon E. Bankston of Pine Bluff, Deandre D. Swan of Kansas City, Mo., Anthony L. Bankston of Kansas City, Mo. and granddaughter of Dilcy A. Bankston of Little Rock.


She is a 2009 graduate of Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff.