Navy League National Director
Bobby V. Ferguson presents the 2013
Adm. James L. Holloway Jr. Award to
NROTC Midshipman 1st Class
Alexandria M. Songer May 18. Songer,
now a commissioned ensign, will
report to Naval Air Station Pensacola,
Fla., as a student naval aviator.
people — patriotic Americans with
a fire and passion, working hard to
live to a higher standard, Ferguson
said. She gave great credit to her
shipmates for helping her achieve
this prestigious award.
Putting her bachelor of science
degree in Aerospace Engineering to
work immediately, Songer, now an
ensign, will report to Naval Air
Station Pensacola, Fla., as a student naval aviator.
At dinner following the ceremony, Songer explained her call sign,
“T-rex.” When the Navy performed
the biometrics for aviation, they
found that her arms are too short
for jets. But she has not given up
on her dream.
The Adm. James L. Holloway Jr.
Award, named for an outstanding
former chief of naval personnel, is
presented annually to the most outstanding NROTC midshipman in
the nation. The recipient is selected
by the Navy, and the award is presented at commissioning by the
appropriate Navy League region
president or a designated representative. The award consists of an
engraved watch and a certificate.
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Mayor Takes Part
In New York Council
Memorial Day Event
From the left Maj. Gen Paul W. Brier,
vice commander, U.S. Marine Corps
Forces Command; Rear Adm. John F.
Weigold IV, deputy commander, U.S.
Seventh Fleet, J. Robert Lunney, president, New York Council; Peter D.
Galasinao, treasurer, New York Council;
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the
City of New York; and Rev. Gerald F.
Murray, chaplain, New York Council,
gather during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’
Monument in New York May 27.
Lunney speaks to the Memorial Day
gathering at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’
Monument in New York.
Georgia JROTC Units
More than 600 Air Force, Army,
Marine Corps and Navy Junior
ROTC cadets from Cobb County and
Marietta Ga., high schools participat-
ed in a parade and pass-in-review
April 23 at the Campbell High School
football stadium in Smyrna, Ga. The
pass-in-review is a ceremony used to
recognize units and individuals for