Commissioning Ceremony Spring 2015



Fall Commissioning 2015

On December 18, 2015, eight Sailors, seven Marines, three Army Cadets, and two Air Force Cadets commissioned to become the newest officers in the strongest military force across the world. The commissioning ceremony was held on board the USS Midway where families, friends and fellow service members joined together to watch as their friends and loved ones’ hard work and dedication to their studies and their country finally paid off. To recognize and commission these members, Rear Admiral Mathias W. Winter, the Chief of Naval Research and guest speaker for the event, passed motivating words of wisdom to the commissionees, expressed the joys of the lifelong friendships they would acquire in their career, and advice as they enter the fleet.

The commissionees marched from their place on stage and moved into position to swear their Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution and accept their commission as officers. After their oaths were administered by Rear Admiral Winter, families and friends moved toward their new officers to give first salutes, pin their new rank and congratulate them on their noteworthy achievement.

The newly commissioned officers will move on to ships, stations and additional schools around the world. However, this will be a day they remember for the rest of their lives; it is the beginning of an honorable and remarkable life of leadership, both on the job and off. The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Staff and students would like to wish them all a rewarding and successful career with fair winds and following seas.

Midshipman Jessica Maskiewicz Commissioning Coordinator, Fall 2015

NROTC San Diego Commissionees


ENS Allison Adamos       USS Fitzgerald at Naval Base Yokosuka in Japan

ENS Rayne Bachman      Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, South Carolina

ENS Nick Lipperd            USS Momson in Everett, Washington

ENS Austin Minnick        Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Florida

ENS Kris Obellos              Pensacola, Florida

ENS Kyle Roy                    SEAL Team in Coronado, California

ENS Andrew Reich         Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Florida

ENS Philipp Storch         Pensacola, Florida


2nd Lt David Alonzo
nd Lt Nicholas Cascarilla 2nd Lt William Cryster
nd Lt Devin Davis
nd Lt Ratsamy May
nd Lt Branden McClintock 2nd Lt Luis Medinahernandez

All Marine 2ndLt will report to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia following commissioning.


Contact Information

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
NROTC San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4811
Fax: (619) 260-6821