Naval Academy Adds Cadence Push-Ups, Planks to Fitness Test – Reports


Midshipmen will be hit with two big changes on this week’s Physical Readiness Test as the Naval Academy adopts new exercises leaders say better measure future officers’ fitness levels. Cadence push-ups and planks will be required when prospective Navy and Marine Corps officers take their biannual fitness test on Saturday. Midshipmen have been testing the new exercises in physical training courses and other …

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Looking Ahead: An Update from USC President Carol L. Folt

USC President Carol L. Folt

Click Here to check out USC President Carol L. Folt’s recent update, including reflecting on Fall 2019 accomplishments, addressing recent concerns and fears about the coronavirus. February Black History Month events at the school, and her outlook towards the future. Inside the Newsletter you will find more in-depth details about a number of key areas:  ⦁ Access and …

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USC NROTC 75th Anniversary

This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Naval ROTC program at the University of Southern California. Since 1940 the USC NROTC program has commissioned thousands of Navy & Marine Corps officers that have served our country in the fleet and around the world. On April 10-11, 2015 we take time …

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Spring Ball – Generations


The USC NROTC Spring Ball was another Town Gown success this March, with representation from a wide spread of Trojan Naval generations: all the way back to 1945. Retired Captain Paul Alwine shakes hands as he awards SSgt Jade Hill a $1000 Alumni League Scholarship, watched on by 1945 Trojan NROTC Alumnus Robert Benner. Mr. …

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Basketball Victory


The Midshipmen “Ballers” of the Trojan Battalion brought home a basketball victory at UCLA’s home. The Bloodball game is the annual USC vs. UCLA NROTC Battalion basketball game that contributes to the overall total points for the Bob and Carol Benner Memorial Trophy, which also includes the annual Football Game, and Marion Davies Drill Meet.

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Trojans in the Field


Our Trojan Marines and Sailors completed a successful 2-day Field Training Exercise in Camp Pendleton.  Guided by Battalion Advisor Major Caceres, the focus of the exercise was prepare our OCS-bound junior “bullpups” for several training elements that they’ll meet during the summer.

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