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 venues for about a year, and members of the academy’s class of 2023 took the fall PRT using cadence push-ups and planks.

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Looking Ahead: An Update from 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 Affordability
⦁ Student Health
⦁ Admissions
⦁ Sustainability
⦁ Faculty, Students, and Athletics
⦁ Keck Medicine of USC
⦁ Human Resources and Staff
⦁ The Culture Commission
⦁ Philanthropy
⦁ And lastly, President Folt’s recent interview about a variety of issues impacting USC.

A great read to stay updated on the greater Trojan family!

Fight on!

80th Anniversary Reunion Cancelled


In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, USC has taken strong action to cancel all on and off-campus events for the near term.  As such we are cancelling the 3-4 April “NROTC 80th Anniversary & Spring Ball.”  Many of you have travel plans to come to LA, along with staying at the USC Hotel for the event.  I will be working with the hotel regarding cancelling rooms and our ballroom event.  Hopefully you can resolve airline travel plans and booking fees.


On a positive note I have been talking with the NROTC CO – Col Sean McBride – and we are looking at the possibility of rescheduling our 80th Anniversary event to be in November, jointly with the midshipmen’s annual “Birthday Ball.”  More on that in coming month, and updates will be included in the next issue of The LOG newsletter, and also on our website –


Deposits that you have made for the 3-4 April event can be either: (1) refunded to you, or (2) saved for a rescheduled event in November.  Please contact Bob Brockmeier at with your choice.


This is a challenging situation that we all have to deal with to stay safe and protect ourselves and loved ones…


Still Fighting on…


Paul Alwine


President, USC NROTC Alumni League