The Navy/Marine, Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Programs (ROTC) at Oregon State University completed the annual Joint Service Review on May 3. A long-standing tradition, this event allows cadets and midshipmen to participate in a formal review before commissioning as officers in the various military services. The annual Joint Service Review at OSU is a formal military parade that dates back as far as 1918, when the state governor reviewed soon to be officers during World War I.
This year, the ceremony was conducted at the Memorial Union Quad and organized by the Naval ROTC unit. The event began at 11 a.m. with a parade across the quad. At the close of the event, all units participated in a “Pass-in-Review” ceremony. Traditionally, this involves units that are getting ready to deploy which pass by a high-ranking officer and are reviewed. The reviewing officer for this year’s ceremony was the Naval ROTC Commanding Officer, Captain Wood. The guest speaker was the mayor of Corvallis, Julie Manning. A reception was held following the parade.