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From the Desk of the PNS

2019-04-11T19:10:18-05:00

Dear Alumni, Greetings from the corner of Freret and McAlister! This is my first offering for this newsletter since assuming command of the unit in October 2018. Patrick Huete is a hard act to follow, and I’ve consulted with him quite a bit to make sure I’m not standing into danger!  That said, this assignment has already exceeded my expectations in so many ways. My wife, Lorraine, often asks “how was work?” I simply tell her: “it’s really not work.” I thoroughly enjoy what I do, and that is primarily due to the outstanding active duty staff and midshipman [...]

From the Desk of the PNS2019-04-11T19:10:18-05:00

Watson Wardroom Facelift

2019-04-12T10:16:09-05:00

Thanks to the family of Louis Watson (1960) the Wardroom in the Navy ROTC Building received a magnificent facelift.  The Unveiling and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on the evening of March 29, 2019 and all lauded the outcome.  Larry Tortorich, class of 1978, and father of alumni John (2018) and Michael (2017) attended and expressed his pleasure as “Wow!  What an incredible and beautiful Wardroom!”  He could not wait to share photos with his sons. The update was made possible due to the generosity of Louis Hanner Watson (deceased), class of 1960, and his family.  During his time at [...]

Watson Wardroom Facelift2019-04-12T10:16:09-05:00

Alumni Spotlight: Lieutenant General David H. Berger – Class of 1981

2019-04-11T19:10:58-05:00

Lt. General David H. Berger has been nominated to replace Gen. Robert B. Neller as the next top Marine. His nomination to serve as the next commandant was received by the Senate on March 26, according to a congressional posting. Upon final confirmation from the Senate, Berger will pin on a fourth star and become the Corps’ 38th commandant. Lieutenant General Berger was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1981 following graduation from Tulane University. As a Lieutenant and Captain, he served as platoon commander in 1st Marine Division, and later as company commander and Battalion Operations Officer in 2d Reconnaissance [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Lieutenant General David H. Berger – Class of 19812019-04-11T19:10:58-05:00

New Commanding Officer

2019-04-12T10:22:33-05:00

Welcome to Captain Daniel J. Senesky as the new Commanding Officer of the Tulane NROTC Unit. He arrived at the beginning of the school year and has had a chance to enjoy the university and the city. Captain Senesky is a Surface Warfare Officer who hails from New Jersey. He graduated with a BA in Broadcasting from Pennsylvania State University and a MA in International Relations from Salve Regina University. During his career, he has spent time aboard the USS Pyro, USS Carl Vinson, USS Fitzgerald, USS Higgins, and USS Gary running the gamut from Division Officer to CO. [...]

New Commanding Officer2019-04-12T10:22:33-05:00

Douglas Hurley (88)

2019-04-11T19:11:40-05:00

Doug Hurley, class of 1988, was pictured in the Wall Street Journal  (right side) discussing manned space exploration on the day Elon Musk's rocket launch. Hurley has been chosen to be part of the SpaceX Commercial Crew.  He will be on the test flight of the Dragon in April.   https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/crew/index.html

Douglas Hurley (88)2019-04-11T19:11:40-05:00

Honorable Barry W Ashe Class of 1978

2019-04-11T19:12:00-05:00

Honorable Barry W Ashe (Tulane Naval ROTC 1978) is confirmed to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Ashe was nominated by the President and experienced an easy Senate confirmation (20-1 vote).  A New Orleans native, Ashe served on the minesweeper USS Engage after commissioning in 1978. Post active duty Ashe returned to Tulane Law school. Before becoming a judge, he was a partner in the New Orleans office of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C., where his practice spanned a broad range of complex civil and commercial law matters, in both state and federal courts, at trial and [...]

Honorable Barry W Ashe Class of 19782019-04-11T19:12:00-05:00

Ron Drez (62)

2019-04-11T19:12:13-05:00

Author and historian, Ron Drez, will be leading a tour of France in conjunction of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Ron served as Company Commander Hotel 2/5 1968 (VietNam). He is President of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours having served both as friend and associate of the distinguished, late historian. He has written many articles for military history magazines and is a contributing author and editor to the Encyclopedia Britannica web site for its Normandy feature. http://www.ronalddrez.com/ https://clarionherald.org/2018/12/12/a-wwii-history-lesson-that-never-gets-old/  

Ron Drez (62)2019-04-11T19:12:13-05:00

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

2019-04-16T15:06:05-05:00

At Homecoming, The Honorary Lifetime Membership Award was presented to Captain Patrick Huete for his constant and unfailing support of the Alumni Association during his tenure as the Professor of Naval Science. Humbled and honored described Captain Huete as he was awarded the plaque. He felt it was a privilege to be able to be at Tulane University and was thrilled to have an opportunity to spend a part of his Naval career in his hometown.

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award2019-04-16T15:06:05-05:00

Letter to the Alumni from Captain Patrick Huete

2019-04-11T19:12:41-05:00

As I reflect on the four years I spent as PNS I am very grateful for the opportunity to have led such a talented group of midshipmen and staff, both uniform and civilian. There was no better way to wind up my career, working a great job in the city I love. Tulane NROTC is truly unique, and my interactions with other units throughout my tour only reinforced my belief in this fact. Shrimp and crawfish boils, Carnival parades, the Mardi Gras Drill Meet, and the Run for the Fallen are just some of the events that separate the [...]

Letter to the Alumni from Captain Patrick Huete2019-04-11T19:12:41-05:00

Naval ROTC Homecoming 2018

2019-04-16T15:08:07-05:00

Our association hosted a Homecoming Party at the Navy Building on Friday afternoon, November 9, 2018. The event was a catered affair that had alumni sharing stories and enjoying camaraderie. The Class of 1993 had a great turnout of alumni and was thrilled to be with one another again. Several attendees decided to become lifetime members. The business portion of the meeting saw the approval of the slate of board members and an address by the association president. The new alumni website was unveiled with many thanks to Tom Dolan for his hard work. Next, the new Commanding Officer, [...]

Naval ROTC Homecoming 20182019-04-16T15:08:07-05:00