Semester Commissionings

The Tulane University Naval Reserve Officer Trying Corps held two end of semester commissionings this year.  Both ceremonies took place in the Navy Building on the campus of Tulane University.  Three men were commissioned Second Lieutenants for the United States Marine Corps.  Event dates were Thursday, January 6, 2022 and Friday, July 8, 2022.


Zachary Ethan Hoven hails from Mequon, Wisconsin.  Mr. Hoven enrolled at Tulane University where he studied Homeland Security and Political Science. His extracurricular activities included memberships and participation in the Reformed University Fellowship, Tulane NROTC Aviation Club (President), Green Wave Ambassadors, and the Tulane Mock Trial Club. His billets in the Midshipman Battalion have included Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, N4 Alpha, and Alpha Company Commander. He received the Chalfant Aviation Award.  Mr. Hoven is service assigned as a Marine Corps Aviator and will report to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. 


Jack Edward-Florian Jablonski hails from Peoria, Arizona. Mr. Jablonski enrolled at Tulane University, where he studied Legal Studies in Business. His extracurricular activities included coaching as the defensive coordiantor for the Brother Martin J.V. Lacrosse team, and serving as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Government Student Safety Committee. His billets in the Midshipman Battalion have included Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Commander, and Midshipman Battalion Commander.  He received the McCarter Award.  Mr. Jablonski is service assigned as a Marine Corps Ground Officer and will report to the Basic School in Quantico, Virginia.


Evan Pierce McCollum hails from Kenner, Louisiana.  He graduated from Tulane University in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security. During his time in the Tulane NROTC unit, Midshipman McCollum served as a Squad Leader, N-1 Administrative Officer, and Platoon Commander. He received the Marine Corps Association Award of Merit.  2nd Lt McCollum successfully completed Officer Candidates School and will return to Quantico, Virgina to attend The Basic School in October.  He was given his Oath of Office by Capt. D Pintos.