Livestream: NROTC San Diego Commissioning Ceremony on May 22

A total of 38 men and women from the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) San Diego and local San Diego universities will take part in their commissioning ceremony via a YouTube livestream at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 22.

In all, 23 men and women will become Navy Ensigns and 15 more gain the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps during this event. Additionally, all 38 are members of the graduating class of 2020 at the University of San Diego, San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, California State University, San Marcos, and the University of California at San Diego.

Normally, the spring commissioning ceremony takes place at USD’s Jenny Craig Pavilion, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current health precautions in place, it is not possible.

Here are the Spring 2020 NROTC San Diego commissioned (listed by university affiliation):

University of San Diego: Ensign Sarah Arata, Surface Warfare Officer, Accountancy major; Ensign William Calder, Submarine Officer, Mechanical Engineering major; Ensign Samantha Douglass, Naval Aviation, Environmental and Ocean Sciences major; Ensign Kyle Engelhardt, Surface Warfare Officer, Political Science major; Ensign Nathan Fierstos, SEAL, International Relations major; Ensign Shane Hadley, Surface Warfare Officer, Environmental Studies major; Ensign Michael McDonald, SEAL, International Relations major; Ensign Michael Mencel, Naval Aviation, Electrical Engineering major; Ensign Anthony Pala, Surface Warfare Officer, Computer Science major; Ensign Quinn Turcich, Surface Warfare Officer, Business Administration major; Second Lt. Daniel Chiavacci, Business Administration major; Second Lt. Mitchel DiLorenzo, Business Administration and Management major; Second Lt. Gabriel Fallis, Ethnic Studies major; Second Lt. Alex Flores, History major; Second Lt. Jacob Schultz, Political Science major; and Second Lt. Angelica Sheils, Liberal Studies major.

California State University, San Marcos: Ensign Erik Shepard, Submarine Officer, Computer Science; Second Lt. Corey Coffey, Psychology Science; and Second Lt. Thomas Combest, Psychology Science.

Point Loma Nazarene University: Ensign Cayman Hudson, Surface Warfare Officer, Communications.

San Diego State University: Ensign Peter Caggiano, Naval Aviation, Construction Engineering; Ensign Connor Chaney, Submarine Officer, Mechanical Engineering; Ensign Sophia Nguyen, Submarine Officer, Mechanical Engineering; Second Lt. Gabriel Arroyo, Business Administration; Second Lt. Scott Curran, Kinesiology; Second Lt. Marquita Duckworth, Psychology; Second Lt. Igor Evseev, Finance; Second Lt. Daniel Newsome, Civil Engineering; Second Lt. Eric Soriano, Criminal Justice; and Second Lt. Corinne Willard, Psychology.

University of California, San Diego: Ensign Thomas Barr, Surface Warfare Officer, Political Science/Data Analytics; Ensign Joshua Freilich, Surface Warfare Officer, Cognitive Science; Ensign Jared Hunt, Submarine Officer, Aerospace Engineering; Ensign Hunter Kirby, Submarine Officer, Chemistry; Ensign Reuben James Lumaban, Surface Warfare Officer, Mechanical Engineering; Ensign Kellen Peddicord, Surface Warfare Officer, Microbiology; Ensign David Shattuck, Naval Aviation, Chemical Engineering; and Ensign Zachary Steffish, Surface Welfare Officer, Aerospace Engineering.

— Compiled by Ryan T. Blystone


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