Commissioning Ceremony Spring 2016

Spring Commissioning 2016

On May 20, 28 new Ensigns and Second Lieutenants were commissioned into the Navy and Marine Corps in front of all their family, friends and loved ones. The ceremony took place at the Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego and signified the culmination of all the hard work they have put into achieving this significant goal of becoming an officer. As a special bonus this year, the newly commissioned ENS Ehman sang the national anthem during the ceremony!

Each member recited their Commissioning Oath, delivered by guest speaker Major General O’Donohue, and was then pinned or striped by their families and friends. Following this, Marine Officer Instructor, Captain Brett Rankin, presented the Marines with their officer swords, in accordance with a long time Marine Corps tradition dating back to 1825.

After leaving NROTC San Diego, these newly commissioned officers will move on to a variety of ships, hospitals, bases, and training commands, learning their trade and leading Sailors and Marines around the world. The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps staff and students here in San Diego would like to thank them for all their dedication to the unit, and wish them all a rewarding and successful career with fair winds and following seas.

Midshipman Brin Schweizer Commissioning Coordinator, Spring 2016


NROTC San Diego Commissionees:


ENS Landon Alvarado USS O’Kane, Pearl Harbor, HI

ENS Stephanie Beaulieu Naval Medical Branch, Naval Base Guam

ENS Erica Charlesworth Navy Medical Center, San Diego, CA

ENS Nicole Ehman Navy Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

ENS Aidan Fouhy Naval Air Station Pensacola

ENS Clint Gibson USS Benfold, Yokosuka, Japan

ENS Kyle Johnson Naval Air Station Pensacola

ENS Jennifer Katekintha Navy Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

ENS Kirsten Kelso Naval Branch Health Clinic, Pensacola, FL

ENS Jessica Maskiewicz US Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan

ENS Kelly McCormick Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

ENS Kylie Peterson Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

ENS Stephen Vu Naval Air Station Pensacola

ENS Kimiko Yates Navy Medical Center, San Diego, CA


2 nd Lt Walid Anwar

2 nd Lt Christopher Banach

2 nd Lt Jacob Cloutier

2 nd Lt Douglas Conwell

2 nd Lt Kyle Durand

2 nd Lt Emily Farris

2 nd Lt Benjamin Fausey

2 nd Lt Derrick Lewis

2 nd Lt James Mercure

2 nd Lt Larry Minks

2 nd Lt Christopher Robertson

2 nd Lt Mark Rodrigues

2 nd Lt Christian Thiesson

2 nd Lt Patrick Simmons

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