Pass in Review Spring 2016
The San Diego Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps conducted its annual Spring 2016 Pass-In-Review on April 15, 2016 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 NROTC San Diego.
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 in the United States’ armed forces across the country. The culmination of the ceremony takes place as the formation marches in unison past the Commanding Officer for his or her review. The Pass-in-Review is an annual ceremony that ties the time honored naval traditions while honoring the accomplishments of several exemplary battalion members. This year, there were twenty-five midshipmen, Officer Candidates, and Marines recognized during the ceremony.
Midshipman Darren Tashima
Pass In Review Coordinator, Spring 2016