The future leadership of the Navy and Marine Corps was on full display as the San Diego Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps conducted its annual spring 2015 Pass-In-Review and spring awards ceremony on April 24, 2015 at the University of San Diego’s Valley Field. This ceremony is conducted in order to recognize the exceptional academic and military achievements and extraordinary leadership skills of the midshipmen, Officer Candidates, and Marines of the San Diego NROTC.
The Pass-In-Review is an age-old tradition. Present day naval parades have their basis in both history and tradition; the massed formation of troops in one long line at close interval allowed the massing of firepower from the muzzle-loaded muskets of prior centuries. This tradition has continued on through today as a means of displaying the prowess and strength of many units with the United States’ armed forces across the country.
This year, there were thirty-one midshipmen, Officer Candidates, and Marines recognized during the ceremony. The ceremony attracted family and friends of the awardees to help commemorate this momentous occasion, as well as representatives of the different universities within the consortium.