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Warren John Nolan (1944)


1923 - 2021 Warren John Nolan, age 97, of New Orleans, was called home February 25, 2021. He was born on November 25, 1923 in New Orleans, LA to the late Ralph P. and Ruth B. Nolan. Warren was an alumnus of Jesuit High School and Tulane University, where he studied architecture. He was a proud WWII U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Pacific aboard an aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, CV-17. He has an interview on file at the World War Two Museum in New Orleans, as well as his Tulane University NROTC Unit [...]

Warren John Nolan (1944)2022-03-25T07:57:28-05:00

James Robert Pond (1981)


1959 - 2021 James Robert Pond, Director of Transportation for Monroe County, 62, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. He was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Oak Park, IL to James Burton III and Marguerite (Scaer) Pond. Jim married Mary Alice Whiting on April 20, 1991. They celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. Jim has been a member of Pittsford Community Church for over fifteen years, including six years as a trustee, and was actively involved in the church choir. He was involved in many community activities over the years, including riding with the Saturday morning bike [...]

James Robert Pond (1981)2022-03-10T08:32:47-06:00

Thomas Jacob Schoen, Sr. (1957)


1966 - 2021 Thomas "Tom" Jacob Schoen Sr. departed this life at the age of 87 and began his Eternal Life with our Lord on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. After a dignified battle and according to his wishes, his warrior spirit passed into Heaven lovingly surrounded by his adoring wife, and comforted by his loving sons, daughters, and his eldest grandson. Tom is survived by his wife, Ellen "Tay" Jackson Schoen, his two sons, Thomas Jacob Schoen Jr., and Robert Taylor Schoen (Autumn Caldwell Schoen), his three daughters Lorraine Ellen Schoen, Susan Frances Schoen, Stephanie Aline Schoen [...]

Thomas Jacob Schoen, Sr. (1957)2022-02-22T08:20:18-06:00

DOD ROTC Partnership Excellence Award


The Tulane Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps was awarded the Department of Defense ROTC Partnership Excellence Award for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.  This award was presented on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Navy Building on Tulane's main campus.  The DOD Award recognized the unit and university and their strong partnership that has enhanced the quality of training the next generation of military leaders have received.  President Fitts, Tulane University President; Captain Bowdich, Professor of Naval Science for Tulane NROTC;  and Rear Admiral Trinque, Assistant Commander for Career Management, Naval Personnel Command, were the guests of honor [...]

DOD ROTC Partnership Excellence Award2022-01-06T19:17:47-06:00

TUNROTC Annual Meeting


Friday Social The Naval Reserve Officer Training Command at Tulane University held its annual meeting and social November 12 and November 13, 2021.  Friday's festivities were a social and reunion held at the Navy Building.  The many gathered on the drill deck enjoyed gracious company and memories as well as delicious food and drink.  Saturday's goings-on included the annual meeting, homecoming reunion, and football tailgate.  The  annual meeting followed the agenda of business, updates, and speaker.  The general business gave overviews of the Association [...]

TUNROTC Annual Meeting2022-01-05T12:03:49-06:00

Arthur Lloyd Hensley Jr (1988)


1966 - 2021 Captain Arthur Lloyd Hensley, Jr, United States Navy Surface Warfare Officer (Retired) serving from 1988-2016 passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 55. He was born on July 24, 1966 in Nashville, TN. Lloyd (Paw Paw) is survived by his wife of 32 years Lauren Heisler Hensley; daughters Emma Taylor(Christian), Rachel Hensley(Brad), and Caroline Hensley; grandchildren Nora and Thomas Taylor; mother Janet; siblings Lisa (Bob), Kent, and Tim (DeAnna); nephews Taylor (Cate) and Trevor; aunts and uncles Carol (Dick), Jim, Betsy (Mike), and Diane; and countless cousins, friends, and his [...]

Arthur Lloyd Hensley Jr (1988)2022-01-05T12:03:59-06:00

Wilbert L. Argus Jr (1962)


1940 - 2018 Wilbert L. 'Bill' Argus Jr., 78, of New Orleans, died November 27, 2018 in the home he designed and built for his family in Lakeview. Mr. Argus was a renowned architect, mentor, and designer of numerous churches and other structures for the Roman Catholic Archdioceses of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Biloxi, and Mobile, as well as schools for the St. Tammany Parish School Board. Born August 3, 1940 in New Orleans, Bill spent his formative years in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi where he was Valedictorian of the Class of 1957 at St. Stanislaus High [...]

Wilbert L. Argus Jr (1962)2022-01-05T12:04:08-06:00

James Robert Pond (1981)


1959 - 2021 James Robert Pond, Director of Transportation for Monroe County, 62, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. He was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Oak Park, IL to James Burton III and Marguerite (Scaer) Pond. Jim married Mary Alice Whiting on April 20, 1991. They celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. Jim has been a member of Pittsford Community Church for over fifteen years, including six years as a trustee, and was actively involved in the church choir. He was involved in many community activities over the years, including riding with the Saturday morning bike [...]

James Robert Pond (1981)2022-01-05T12:04:17-06:00

Douglas Joubert Sr (1952)


1930 - 2011 Douglas Joseph Joubert, Sr passed away suddenly on March 1, 2011 at the age of 80 from complications of double knee replacement surgery. Doug was a giant of a man in many ways and will be greatly missed. Doug was born to Lorraine and August Joubert on November 30, 1930. He had one sister Celeste Joubert Gagnon. Doug was an excellent student and played every sport he could. He attended St Aloysius High school where his continued good work was rewarded with an ROTC scholarship to Tulane University where he graduated in Chemistry. It [...]

Douglas Joubert Sr (1952)2022-01-05T12:04:25-06:00

Fall Commissionings 2021


On Friday, September 17, 2021, Brett James Harris was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  The small ceremony was held in the Navy Building on the Tulane University Campus.  Surrounded by family, 2ndLt Hargis took the oath of office from Captain Dorinda Pintos.  His father, MSgt Bobby Hargis, USAF Ret., and his step-father, MGySgt Ricky Hart, USMC Ret. pinned on his bars.    A native of New Orleans and a graduate of the University of New Orleans in Business Administration, 2ndLt Hargis is looking forward to starting his Marine Corps career as a Ground Officer.  He will attend [...]

Fall Commissionings 20212022-01-05T12:04:50-06:00

Jerome Riehl (2008)


March 20, 2017 Captain Jerome Riehl, USMC (Ret) 38, of Hernando, Miss., passed away March 20, 2017. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hernando. Jerome is survived by his wife Sarah Riehl of Hernando, children, Thomas, Allison, Lauren, Hannah, Gabriella, Benjamin and Emma Riehl all of Hernando, parents, Alice and John Newman of Slidell, La., siblings, Christopher Riehl of Waco, Texas, Thomas Riehl of Dallas, Texas, Timothy Riehl of Columbus, Ga., Nicole Riehl of Slidell, La., Armand Riehl of Savanah, Ga., Patricia Andre of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Jacquelyn Talvin of Gulfport, Miss., [...]

Jerome Riehl (2008)2022-01-05T12:05:00-06:00

George Murphy Herbert Markey Jr. (51)


June 17, 2021 George Murphy Herbert Markey, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Metairie on Thursday, June 17, 2021, with his loving wife of 25 years, Josie, by his side. He was 92 years old. George was a native of New Orleans having been born on Desire Street on January 12, 1929. He is survived by his wife Josephine Hay Markey, his children Patricia Hanley (Tom) of Houston, TX, Germaine Brupbacher (Guy) of Pass Christian, MS, George M. Markey, III and three stepdaughters, Lisa Hay Rourke (Brian), Elizabeth Hay Roberts (John) of Houston, TX and [...]

George Murphy Herbert Markey Jr. (51)2021-07-13T15:01:25-05:00

Spring Awards Ceremony 2021


Tulane NROTC Awards Ceremony 2021 The Tulane Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Awards Ceremony was held on April 21, 2021.  Awards and Recipients 1. THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION NATIONAL DEFENSE ROTC AWARD Presented to: MIDN 4/C LaPata      This award is presented to a MIDN who has demonstrated loyalty, patriotism, dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training. 2. THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS AWARD Presented to: MIDN 4/C Lord     This award and medal are presented to the 4/C MIDN who has [...]

Spring Awards Ceremony 20212021-06-22T07:17:36-05:00

Change of Command May 2021


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 [...]

Change of Command May 20212021-06-05T06:36:50-05:00

Commissioning 2021


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 [...]

Commissioning 20212022-01-05T08:34:27-06:00

December 2020 Commissioning


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 [...]

December 2020 Commissioning2021-03-16T10:36:03-05:00

Awards Ceremony 2020


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 [...]

Awards Ceremony 20202020-11-19T15:30:04-06:00

2020 Commissioning


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 [...]

2020 Commissioning2020-10-25T10:43:09-05:00

New Awards Plaques


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 [...]

New Awards Plaques2020-07-02T09:54:29-05:00

Tulane NROTC Taffrail Log Spring 2020


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 [...]

Tulane NROTC Taffrail Log Spring 20202020-05-16T10:03:25-05:00

Notre Dame Leadership Conference 2020


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;  [...]

Notre Dame Leadership Conference 20202020-04-22T18:01:12-05:00

Tulane NROTC Mardi Gras Drill Meet 2020


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 [...]

Tulane NROTC Mardi Gras Drill Meet 20202021-03-16T09:36:59-05:00

Women Making Waves Featured Speaker


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 [...]

Women Making Waves Featured Speaker2020-06-25T14:17:52-05:00

December 2019 Commissioning


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.  [...]

December 2019 Commissioning2020-05-03T15:49:44-05:00

Homecoming 2019


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 [...]

Homecoming 20192020-01-29T08:31:07-06:00