Tulane University Naval Officer Training Corps got a new Professor of Naval Science on May 28, 2021. Captain Daniel J. Senesky, USN was relieved by Captain Paul Bowdich, USN in a moving ceremony held on the deck of the Navy Building on the Tulane Campus. Following all COVID guidelines, the Change of Command evoked the time honored traditions of the US Navy; especially on the cusp of Memorial Day. Family members, friends, midshipmen, unit staff, newly commissioned officers, Tulane deans, and Alumni Association members were on hand to witness the ceremony in person and on Zoom. Welcome Aboard [...]
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On May 21, 2021, eight midshipmen culminated their college NROTC training with a commission in the US Navy or the US Marine Corps. The ceremony originally scheduled to be held at the Southern Yacht Club on the New Orleans Lakefront was moved to the Navy Building on the Tulane University Campus, due to weather related issues. Following all COVID precautions, the men and women took the oath of office and embarked upon their new careers. Three graduates entered the Marine Corps and five graduates went into the Navy. Two Naval ensigns are destined to be surface warfare officers, two are [...]
For the second year in a row, the Tulane NROTC Unit held a rare December Commissioning on Sunday, December 20, 2020. At 1:30 in the afternoon at the Navy Building, a new Ensign was commissioned for the United States Navy. The Tulane NROTC Alumni Association welcomes Matthew R. Drury as its newest member. Mr. Drury hails from Georgia and is looking forward to his future in the Navy. He is service assigned as a Student Naval Flight Officer and will report to Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Florida in March 2021. He is a Tulane University Graduate who majored in [...]
The event was held on September 22, 2020. Originally, scheduled for the spring the ceremony was postponed until fall. Awards to graduating midshipmen were presented at their commissioning. Awards and Recipients New Orleans DAR National Defense Gold Medal MIDN 3/C Peliya Waters USAA Spirit Award MIDN 2/C Kevin Emilus Nat’l Def Chmn, Nat’l Soc of Daug of the Founders and Patriots of Amer Award MIDN 2/C Aizlyn Zupkus Mil Officers Assoc of America Award MIDN 2/C Zachary Hoven The Military of the World Wars Award of Merit MIDN 2/C Evan [...]
Please welcome the newly commissioned Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenant. Ensign Samuel Beal Ensign Torsten Blue Ensign Zachary Byrne Ensign Jamie Ferrari Ensign Jack Gibbons Ensign Evan Hughes Ensign Robert Ivey Ensign Bryna Loranger Ensign Isabella Mastendino Ensign Sean Panish 2nd Lt. Nicole Trusty (commissioned in December 2019) There were a total of eleven graduates from Tulane and Xavier 10 Navy 4 Aviation (pilot) 1 Aviation (flight officer) 4 Surface 1 Nuclear Surface 1 Marine Corps All midshipmen got their first choice of duty preference. May 15, 2020 was the date [...]
At our General Meeting on November 1, 2019, two new plaques were unveiled on the Quarter Deck of our Navy Building for permanent display. Your Tulane Naval ROTC Alumni Association paid for, obtained, and presented these plaques to the Unit. The first plaque lists the names of recent award winners of the Wintle Award. This award, presented to an outstanding Naval Midshipman, commemorates LCDR Jack W. Wintle, USN. He was an NROTC Instructor here at Tulane from1940 to 1942, who was killed in action aboard the heavy cruiser San Francisco (CA-38) during the Battle of Salvo Island on 13 [...]
Congratulations!! The Tulane NROTC Alumni Association celebrates all of the Alumni who have been recently lauded. 2nd LT Nicole Trusty (2019) was presented with the Barrow Award from the Association for outstanding military bearing. Ensign Bryna Loranger (2020) won the Wintle Award from the Association for her superior performance this year. Don Vinci (1979) was selected to be the School of Science and Engineering Outstanding Service Alumnus for 2020. https://sse.tulane.edu/about/board-advisors/don-vinci General David Berger (1981), Commandant of the Marine Corps, will be recognized with the Tulane Distinguished Alumni at the Tulane University Alumni Awards Gala. https://alumniawards.tulane.edu LTjg [...]
The Alumni Association through generous donations was able to sponsor two midshipmen to attend the Notre Dame Leadership Conference in South Bend, Indiana. MIDN 2/C Harris and MIDN 2/C Hargis came away with a wonderful learning experience and gave special thanks to alumni, John Stelly and Fritz Teuscher, who provided generous donations. From January 30 through February 2, 2020, the two midshipmen joined their peers from around the country. They heard speakers from all walks of the military life and gained greater insights. Impressive orators included, Captain Jonathan Duffy, DESRON 15; Vice Admiral Mary M. Jackson, USN SWO; [...]
The Tulane Naval ROTC Mardi Gras Drill Meet was held on Friday, February 21, 2020 on the Tulane University campus. The University Center Quad, Newcomb Quad, and Brown Quad were utilized for the contest. Students from around the country came together for the competitions of Color Guard, Individual Exhibition, Platoon Inspection, Platoon Armed Basic Drill, Squad Basic Drill, and Platoon Exhibition. The University Center Ballroom was used for team meeting and set-up. Norwich University had a great group of supporters in the form of University President Richard Schneider and numerous alumni from around the country. The group was not disappointed as Norwich [...]
Women Making Waves Featured Speaker Tulane University hosted the sixth Women Making Waves Conference on March 7, 2020. Held in the LBC University Center, the focus was “How Global Events Ignite Leaders”; which fit right into the program goal of highlighting alumnae career and leadership successes. Commander Audry Oxley (2001) filled that mandate and was one of the featured speakers. The Alumni Association applauds CMDR Oxley for her elan, support, and positive representation of the Navy and her alma mater. Tulane included a mini- bio for all speakers, including CMDR Oxley. In addition our association produced a handout highlighting other [...]
The Tulane NROTC Unit held a rare December Commissioning on Friday, December 20, 2019. At 6 o’clock in the evening in the Navy Building, a new Second Lieutenant was commissioned for the United States Marine Corps. The Tulane NROTC Alumni Association welcomes Nicole Trusty as its newest member. Ms. Trusty hails from Florida and is looking forward to her future travels with the Marine Corps; the first to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. She is a Tulane University Graduate who majored in Homeland Security. The Commissioning Ceremony was a traditional affair with family and friends around to support her. [...]
Homecoming 2019 is on the books. The Tulane NROTC Alumni Annual Meeting and Reunion was a success. It was a wonderful chance for everyone to come together and reconnect. The Annual Meeting gave an overview of the Association and of the Unit. Captain Senesky presented the state of the unit address. He highlighted the achievements of the staff and midshipmen. The Association covered the required business of election of board members, financial reporting, and the association activities. A special presentation was given by Mike Henry (1965) on the Vietnam History Project, an initiative to document the contributions [...]