Tulane University held the third Joint Commissioning for the ROTC Units on campus.  Hosted by the US Air Force ROTC this year, the event was followed by a wonderful reception in the Navy Building.  The event was well attended and even live-streamed from Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on May 8, 2024 beginning at 9:30 am.  Mollye Domosthenidy, Dean of Newcomb College, gave the welcome.  She emphasized the call to serve, noting that the commissionees have over 12,ooo hours of service.  Michael Fitts, President of Tulane, delivered an address where he praised the future leaders who will follow in the footsteps of the many alumni who have come before them.  He saluted the veterans on campus, not just at Tulane but at the associated colleges of Loyola University, Xavier University, University of New Orleans, and Dillard University.  The Guest of Honor and administer of the Oath of Office was Major General Antonio Munera, U. S. Army Cadet Command.  The General gave an enthusiastic talk encouraging the new Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants to lean into the fundamentals of leadership which they have been taught, cherish people and family, and work hard.  He stated that the joint commissioning was a great way to start as the military service is very much of a cooperative endeavor.  He ended with the Army slogan of “Be all you can be!”.  In all, twenty-one men and women were commissioned for military service into the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.  Captain Paul Bowdich, PNS, LtCol Nia Bluford, PAS, and Major Etta Wheeler, PMS were proud of their graduating classes.  There were also three additional special guests who were part of the Navy and Marine Corps commissioning class from 50 years ago.  These men were thrilled for their reunion at such a special occasion and were recognized for their service and support.  Even the threat of rain, did not dampen the spirits of the new officers and their family, friends, and special guests.