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 The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia in May 2022.

The Navy Building on the Tulane University campus saw its second commissioning in as many months.  2nd Lt Joseph Zelek was commissioned in a ceremony by 1st Lt Joseph Delisi on October 12, 2021.  The small morning ceremony was attended by family and friends.  2nd Lt Zelek, who is originally from Grayling, Mishigan, graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Human Resources Management concentration.  This well decorated Marine Corps officer will expand his expertise beginning at The Basic  School in May 2022 as a Ground Officer.