Vanderbilt University Naval ROTC - Galleon Yearbook (Nashville, TN)
- Class of 1983
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This publication is intended as a mean-
ingful reminder of the events and activities of
Vanderbilt NROTC during the 1982-83 academic
year. The effort has been made to represent as
many facets of midshipman life as is possible.
Working on Galleon has been an enjoyable
task. It is hoped that you the reader will enjoy
perusing the Galleon as much as the staff did in
Advisor: LT Dave O. Childers
Managing Editor: Warren A. Coleman, IH
Senior Editor: Kevin Bohnstedt
Special Features Editor: Jim Foye
Fiction Editor: J. B. Collier
Clerical Editor: Chris Markman
Layout Editor: Mark Kirtley
Business Manager: Randy Hicks
Staff: S. Adkerson, B. Dessart, K. Allen,
M. Bass, T. Morse, G. Smilowitz, C. Keutel, S.
Whitaker, H. Delashmit, T. Allen, B. Anderson,
J. Diehl, B. Harney, G. Henderson, J. Fuller, D.
Henry, B. Johnson, M. Rohe, B. Snyder, M. Velez
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Corps The Naval Reserve Officers Training
Corps Program is responsible for developing
leadership in future officers. The environment
is tough, challenging, and academically demand-
ing. Not everyone has what it takes to balance
both academic and military requirements simul-
taneously. But those who are commissioned in
May of their senior year have good reason to be
proud of their achievements.
Many seniors take the opportunity to pause
in reflection of the events of the past four years.
Freshman Orientation seems to occupy a spe-
cial place in everyone's heart. The transforma-
tion from teen to adult was greatly accelerated
in the span of a few days. The essentials of
drill, military customs and traditions, and bear-
ing in uniform were compacted into this impor- WA-5
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As their freshmen year proceeded, the mid-
shipmen became more relaxed in their new en-
vironment and more conhdent in themselves.
Friendships were made and enthusiasm was
renewed. Summer cruise gave the third class
valuable hands-on experience with the areal
Navyj, gg g A Experience and performance were gradually
rewarded with positions of more responsibility.
The followers soon became the leaders. The
process of crossing the line into Advanced
Standing welded the class into a stronger, more
Some of the better remembered events
are the Navy Ball, Mess Night, Homecoming,
company football, and of course, second class
cruise at Camp Coronado in fabulous San Diego,
When he has been graduated and commis-
sioned, the officer has proven himselfg and yet
now, the test is just beginning. New greater chal-
T lenges will face the officer, but he can be assured
' of having the best preparation possible.
LT LAMBERT 1 P
LT Vince Lambert served two years as the
nuclear power officer at Vanderbilt. In the course
of his duties, he also managed to teach Ships
Engineering Systems and to advise the first class
midshipmen. Despite the fact that he also was
enrolled in graduate courses at Owen School
of Management, he found time to coordinate
activities for the Mariners, Blue Angels, and
However, LT Lambert was best known for
his easy and unforced rapport with the midship-
men. His attention to duty and his devotion to
the Battalion were trademark characteristics of
his stay at Vanderbilt. His presence at the Unit
was keenly felt by all, and the midshipmen who
knew him will remember him always.
LT Lambert was graduated from the Rose-
Hullman Institute of Technology with bachelors
degrees in both mathematics and physics. After
completion of OCS and Nuclear Power School,
he attended Prototype Reactor Training and
Submarine School in New London, CT. He then
served three years as a member of the Blue crew
aboard USS John Marshall QSSBN 6111.
After leaving two eventful years at
Vanderbilt NROTO, he returned to New London
for Department Head School and Advanced
Submarine Officers Training. He was then
signed to a 688 class attack sub out of Pearl
The Battalion wishes the best for LT
Lambert and hopes to continue the spirit he has
instilled here at Vandy.
Chief Fransisco believes the most important
characteristic in a young division officer is to care
'for his men. The young officer must be responsive
to their needs. Ulf a young seaman knows he can
count on his officer, he will always respect him
and work as hard as he can, because he is proud
to serve him."
One of the biggest things that a division
officer must be aware of is his responsibility to his
men. "lf you make a promise, you had better be
serious about it. That young enlisted is counting
on you, he will expect. you to uphold your end
of the bargain. The minute you feel that you
can not-keep your promise, you should explain
the situation to your searnang otherwise, he may
never trust you again."
ln his twenty-two years in the Navy, the
QMC has served at twelve different duty stations,
but he says lie has obtained the most sat isfsic-tion
here at VUNROTC '. "This was a great change for
meg l feel fortunate to have had some input at
the training level for officers."
When asked if he felt he had been successful
in his efforts, he replied:
"By and large, I believe so. I've been in
the Navy over twenty years, and I think I know
whats going on in the fieet: how it works and
how it can work better. This is mainly what
l've tried to tell the midshipmen that are going
on to the fleet as division officers. Their's is
certainly no easy job: in fact, most of what they
will have to do they will be expected to learn
AS.-XP. One of the toughest things for a young
ofhcer to do is to suggest. a change when he sees
something that can be improved. Sometimes,
you may think it can't be done, but you can
change the inetliciences of your shipf'
"It has been a pleasure to serve here at
Vanderbilt. lt's a great. way to end a career in
the Navy. I can see that the future is very bright
for the military by looking at the midshipmen
who will one day be commissioned. I have no
doubts that our nation will remain strong and
Chief Fransisco realizes that each midship-
man has enormous pressure on him to do well
in college. To each of us, he says: f'Bear with
it! May there always be calm seas and following
I believe that I speak for the entire battalion
when I say, "Thank you, Chief. Thanks for your
advice and your support. May God bless you."
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He enjoys working at Vanderbilt and teach-
ing the senior Management and Leadership
classes. He wants to instill in the seniors especially
the practice of leadership by example. The best
way to improve the Battalion as a whole, COL
Phillips argues, is to motivate those in leadership
billets to use their knowledge, experience, and
skill in the teaching of the underclassmen. His
ultimate goal is to create the best possible officer
material for service in the Fleet.
COL Phillips has been Commanding Ofiicer
of Vanderbilt NROTC ever since he relieved
CAPT Banks in October 1981. During his tenure
here. he has worked hard to build up the size of
the Battalion through an intensive recruiting pro-
gram. Another of COL Phillips' goals has been
to increase the Battalion's average GPA.
COL Phillips was born in Paterson, NJ
and attended Springfield College in Springfield,
KLA where he earned both bachelors and masters
degrees. He was commissioned in June 1957
through the Platoon Leaders Class Program and
has served in a variety of stafl' and field billets
since that time. Stall' experience includes: ad-
jutant of an infantry battalion and regiment, staff
ollicer for Commander in Chief, Pacific, Aide
to Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs,
lleadquarters, Marine Corps, and Assistant Chief
Of Staff, G-l of an infantry division. His field
experience entails: command of Marine detach-
ment aboard an aircraft carrier, command of a
rifle company, infantry battalion, headquarters
battalion, and most recently, CO of Camp Fuji,
Japan. COL Phillips also served a tour as advisor
to a Vietnamese Army battalion and division.
CDR Richard S. Peterson was executive
officer of Vanderbilt NROTC from fall of 1979
until summer of 1983. A native of Michigan,
CDR Peterson was graduated from the Illin.ois
Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree
in psychology and a minor in physics.
Among several of his former billets
are Combat Information Officer aboard USS
O'Bannon QDD 450i in Pearl Harbor, Operations
Officer aboard USS William C. Favre QDD 763l,
and Executive Officer of a PBR fpatrol river
boatl in Vietnam. After these at-sea billets, he
attended the Naval Postgraduate School where
he received a masters degree in oceanography.
Before coming to Vanderbilt, he served as XO
aboard USS Fairfax County.
While at the unit, CDR Peterson taught
Navigation and Ships Operation and acted as
advisor to the juniors He earned the respect of
the midshipmen for his professional knowledget I t I
about the Navy He is now stationed in Brazil
where he is an advisor to the Brazilian Navy.
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CAPT Clauer graduated from Cedarville
College in 1972, after previously serving as an en-
listed in the Marine Corps. He received his com-
mission through OCS, and is an infantry officer
CAPT Clauer has served as platoon corn-
mander, company xo, company commander,
and most recently, as logistics officer for lst
Battalion, 2nd Marines, formerly commanded
by Colonel Phillips. CAPT Clauer has also
served as Plans and Protocol Officer at Quanticoy
Virginia, and as staff secretary for the corn-
manding general. CAPT Clauer is the Battali0D
Advisor and Operations Officer for the unit. He
also sponsors the Semper Fidelis society. H9
describes his duties here as achallengillg and Cer'
tainly different from any previous aSSigDment"n
He believes that NROTC provides some of the
best officers in the fleet because the Program al'
lows a four year period of training and evalua-
tion, Permitting the unit to develop each mid'
Shipman to his full potential.
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LT Dave Childers came to Vanderbilt
NROTC this year as on of three new officers
after having been at sea for three eventful years.
At the unit he is both the third class ad-
visor and American Military History instructor.
Apart from this, he advises the band and the
publication staff who produce the Galleon and
Prior to beginning his career in the Navy
as a surface warfare officer LT Dave Childers atf
tended University of Notre Dame and graduated
from NROTC in 1979 with a bachelor's degree
in history. After SWOS, he served aboard the
USS Fanning QFF 10761. During his tour from
1979 to 1982, he was electronics material officer,
electronic warfare officer, and communications
LT Childers says,'fStudents are the only
consumers who want less for their money." Ile
stresses that the midshipmen should get the most
out of the naval science classes now because this
knowledge is indispensable for the future. LT
Childers says that while he is impressed with
the academics here, he feels that the upper-clam
midshipmen should get more involved with the
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CAPT Claucr is one of the new officers to ar-
rive at Vanderbilt NROTC Unit in 1982. He
is in charge of recruiting at the unit, fourth
class advisor and instructor of Freshman Naval
Orientation. Aside from these duties, he coaches
the bwketball team and is involved with the
LT Stites graduated in 1977 from Olivet
College in Michigan with a bachelor's degree in
biology Upon graduation, he went to Aviation
CCS and became a naval flight oflicer
He then served with the attack squadron VA-35
aboard the USS Nimitz QCVN 68l, from 1979 to
1982. There he was a bombardierfnavigator in
As freshman advisor, LT Stites stresses per-
formance in academics. He feels that a good per-
formance in school is the key to a midshipman's
future. A midshipman's academic success fre-
quently exhibits his own desire to become a naval
Vanderbilt for about a year and a half. Having
served in the Marine Corps for 17 years, he
was selected for promotion to First Sergeant in
December of 1982.
During his duty at Vanderbilt NROTC,
Gunny Warner sponsored numerous activities,
including the riflefpistol team, drill team, color
guard, orienteering, and softball. He desribed
his duty here as "enjoyable, not too demanding",
and he wished his successor much luck.
Rumor has it that Gunny's promotion had
something to do with a recent Semper Fi initia
Everyone at VUNROTC is familiar with
Senior Chief Huff. He is responsible for the pur-
chasing and issuing of all uniform items, main-
tenance of purchase records, disbursing of sub-
sistence checks as will as being responsible for
paying for tuition and books.
Prior to his present tour of duty a Vandy,
which began in May of 1981, Senior Chief Hull'
served on board an LST and the USS ROARK,
as fast frigate home ported on the West Coast.
Senior Chief Huff was promoted from Chief to
Senior Chief on 16 June 83.
tion, however, he assures us that this is not the N C C R K
case. He does admit nevertheless that "Semper
Fi initiations will not be the same without mef'
Chief Crocker is an integral part of the
administration at VUNROTC. He serves as al-
sistant in the ships office. As administraf
tive assistant, Chief Crocker is responsible for
keeping personell records up to date ke9P'
ing track of mail and for the completion of
the routine paperwork which is necessary to
keep the unit functioning properly. Enlisting
in 1963, Chief Croker served in the Supreme
Allied Command Atlantic Theatre, later traili-
ferring to the USS WOODROW WILSON QSSBN
6241 He later obtained an associates degree
in business administration at Northern Villinia'
Community College. He came to VUNR-OTC in
1980 after completing his duty aboard the USS
ALEXANDER HAMILTON QSSBN 6171
GYSGT Wimsatt relieved GYSGT VVarner
35 AMOI in December of 1983. Before he came
to Vanderbilt NROTC however, Gunny Wimsatt
led a very colorful and exciting career in the
Marine Corps. As a recruit, he graduated first
iii his platoon, thus becoming a meritorious
Private First Class. After attending Infantry
Training School at Camp Pendleton, he was
sent to Marine Barracks, Naval NVeapons Station,
Yorktown, VA. After serving time on both Pacific
and Atlantic Coasts, Wimsatt attended Drill
Instructor School at Parris Island where he
graduated seventh in his class.
Gunny Wimsatt says that he plans to be-
come very involved in the battalion, especially
in the instruction of drill. He believes the only
ways to improve the battalion's appearance is
to develop leadership potential and command
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Although somewhat new at Vanderbilt, Ms.
Jarrett is seen and known by all those who have
need to use the ships's office. She is respon-
sible for typing official correspondence and help-
ing with general paperwork. Ms. Jarrett says she
enjoys the challenge of working at Vanderbilt and
that her job is facilitated by the fact that she is
associated with quality people.
Nirs. Dickerson has worked as a secretary
in the administrative office since 1962. In
her twenty-one years of devoted service to
Yl'NllO'l'Ci', she has seen scores of both mid-
shipmen and oflieers enter the wardroom of West
Side llall. Mrs. Dickerson was presented an
ollieial award in September of 1982 for her work
in the Federal Government. Also at this award
ceremony. COL Phillips made her an honorary
member of the staff by bestowing upon her one
of the unit windbreakers.
Mrs. Dickerson is noted for her quiet yet
attentive diligence to her work. COL Phillips
conceded that she is responsible for maintaining
the administrative office in ship-shape condition.
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Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Physics
PIHHUIUOD, FL Surface Warfare Oflicers School, Newport
Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL RI
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Mechanical Engineering Masters of Business Administration
Murfreesboro, TN ST. Charles, IL
Naval Air Station Oceana, VA Surface Warfare Officers School
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Communications Engineering Science
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Naval Reactors, Washington, DC
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Chemical Engineering Masters of Business Administration
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Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL
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History Mathematics, Computer Science
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Rumson, NJ Nmliville, TN
Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL MCDEC, QUaUtfiC0, VA
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Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL
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Thursday afternoons are the only times at
VUNROTC when all members of the Battalion
congregate for unified action. The Plan of the
Week includes such events as PFT, field meet,
parade practice, rifle drill, lectures and briefs, and
sail training. These lab periods are useful for their
educational and military value.
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FRESHMAN ORZEN TA TION
On 24 August, almost sixty-six long-haired
civilians were inducted into the Naval Reserve
Officers Training Corps program. The new mid-
shipmen were whisked away from their somewhat
anxious parents and began a week of fun and ad-
venture. The Memorial Gym Hotel served all the
comforts of home to the excited freshmen.
After stowing their gear in Memorial, they
were initiated into the fine rudiments of drill,
they soon learned that lack of concentration
would lead to pushups. Later that day, the
Oxford House Barbershop provided each mid-
Shipman with a coiifure, designed to express each
person's individual taste. After their haircuts,
the freshmen were tucked into their racks by
their squad leaders, who were like their fathers
texcept for Caroline who was like their mommyl.
The next three days were a dreamy haze
of garbage cans at 0430, circuit courses, PFT's,
drill, and more drill. The swimming test
gave a welcome break in the midst of a crowd
of unpleasantries. Skit-s performed on Friday
usually depicted in some way the "Chief Gunnery
Officerv and the beloved Battalion Commander
Though orientation was tough, it was a
meaningful experience in the lives of the fresh-
men, and all seemed to profit from the discipline,
camaraderie, and fellowship.
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Most of us are familiar with the physical
fitness requirements of Vanderbilt's Naval ROTC
unit. Although CNET only requires a score of
135 points to pass the physical fitness test, the
unit standard, as established by Colonel Phillips,
is 175 points. Colonel Phillips stresses physical
Htness at the unit and feels that it is an integral
factor in maintaining a quality ROTC unit. In
order to determine who is physically fit and who
is not, the entire battalion must take the PT
test once in the fall and once in the spring. For
those unfortunate few who do not pass, they are
assigned to remedial PT at 0600 every morning
until they are able to do so.
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Field Day is a day enjoyed by all. Consisting
of various events, the Held meet combines physi-
cal exertion with fnnfss-sort of a fun workout.
For those who are athletically inclined,
such events :is tlie push-npfsit,-up relay and the
fire-men's carry have special appeal.
l"or those who enjoy something different,
the Dizzy-lzzy and the egg-on-spoon relay
provide interesting conipetiition.
The competitions are always fierce but
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It came and it went, but not without some
great pictures and even better memories. Most
thought the food was good, the band was loud,
and the party a great time. Everyone who at-
tended met some incredibly pretty girls and in
the process got a taste of the etiquette expected
of 'a Naval and Marine officer.
It was a chance to dress up and have a good
time, a chance to introduce that girl you hide all
the time to some of your friends without fear of
being embarrassed. Many people outside the unit
know it as the social event of the year, and girls
jump at the chance to go. But every year is a
new experience, and this year was no exception.
Of course, you always have your basic recep-
tion line, a formidable barrier that stands be-
tween the entrance and the bar. You fall in be-
hind some upperclassman fwho is secretly more
scared than you arej and rejoice when you realize
you've just finished shaking the Colonel's hand,
you haven't stepped on your date's dress, and
there's no line at the bar.
Dinner is also a place to relive some of
those childhood fears. "Stay away from the head
table," you keep repeating to yourself, and find a
senior to watch so you don't eat your salad with
the wrong utensil. You End the ideal place and
just before you seat your date, she asks you why
your chair says "Chief Crocker" on the setting.
You explain that Chief Crocker is the Man of
the Evening and that all the chairs are labeled
like that, but you see a much better place down
the table out of this terrible draft. Yet during
the meal, you realize that everyone has the same
reservations you do and you resolve to have a.
good time anyway. To prove it, you eat all the
Then comes the highlight of the evening-
the dance. This uniform is nothing compared
to your John Travolta image in tight slacks,
but you manage. During the dance, there are
breaks for the ever-popular Mariners with their
ever-popular songs from the fifties, an acl-obatic
demonstration by the world-renowned Koenig
brothers, and of course, the presentation of the
Blue Angels. At one point you realize that that
gorgeous blonde you almost asked out is with a,
guy who dances a lot worse than you do, buf,
maybe next year. If you're a hard core dancer,
you may stay till the end, but chances are you
won't remember. The Vanderbilt Navy Ball is
definitely a night you won't forget,
Mess Night is a long standing tradition at
VUNROTC, and this year was no exception.
Mess Night is an occasion for all graduating
seniors to get together before going their separate
ways. Along with Prof. Howard Boorman, the
guest of honor, Dean K.C. Potter and LTCOL
Boehme were in attendance.
Battalion Commander Kevin Bohnstedt
presided over the evening festivities which began
with cocktails followed by dinner and toasts.
After the toasts, carrier landing qualifications,
sit ups, wrestling and other daring acts were
preformed by all.
Once again, the Battalion invaded the
frenzied streets of the French Quarter for the an-
nual festival known as Fat Tuesday, or more com-
monly as Mardi Gras. Three complete days of
partying, marching, and sightseeing gave the mid-U
shipmen and their Blue Angel companions a much
needed break from academic affairs. Many found
the juxtaposition of seedy sideshows with elegant
cafes a new experience. The parades, too, were
a favorite, especially the Krewe of Endymion.
Beads and tokens somehow made all the effort
worthwhile. The midshipmen were soon again
looking eagerly forward to next year so that they
could complete their Pat O'Brien's glass collec-
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Spring Review was the accumulation of one
semester's work for the unit. As the day drew
near, practice became more intense. All three
companies including the Band, Drill Team, and
Color Guard were training daily to look their
best for that Thursday. When the day finally'
arrived, enthusiasm was high and it showed. The
companies were formed on Alumni Lawn looking
very sharp. The orders were read, awards were
made and the battalion passed in review in 3,
manner that impressed Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt,
the guest of honor.
JAMES G. STAIILMAN AWARD. Awarded to the mldshlpman
gf the senlor class who. during the prevlous four years, has
proven hlmselfto be most outstanding ln citizenship, scholarship,
neeiplene David Forrest Loy
NASHVILLE NAVY LEAGUE AWARD. To the senlor mldshlp-
man who has exhlblted the most consistent overall Improve-
ment ln aptitude, leadership, and scholastic achievement.
Re'-"P""'f 'Kevin Derek Bohnstedt
MARINE CORPS RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
AWARD. To the Marine option mldshlpman who has dem-
onstrated the qualltles necessary to become an outstanding
Marine Corps offlcer.
Recipient Thomas Christian Koenig
DAVID K. MATTHES. AWARD. To the senior Navy option
midshipmen who has demonstrated exemplary qualitites of
leadership and whose potential value to the Navy is greatest.
Recipient: Steven Michael Morris
COLONEL MCDONALD DOUGLAS TWEED AWARD. To
the mldshlpman ln the graduating class who, during the
previous four years, has proven himself the most outstanding ln
R'C'P""f David Forrest Loy
MARINE CORPS LEADERSHIP AWARD. To the Marine
optlon mldshlpman who has demonstrated the most outstanding
Recipient Joseph Anthony Sharbel
AMERICAN DEFENSE PREPAREDNESS ASSOCIATION
AWARD. To the senior mldshlpman who has demonstrated
outstanding accomplishment ln scholarship, naval science,
leadership and campus actlvltles.
Reclplenfr Everett James McCubrey, IH
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS AWARDS.
To the outstanding senior and junlor engineering students who
have received the highest combination of academic standing in
englneerlng and mllltary aptltude. Only fifteen seniors and
Hfteen juniors are selected from all NROTC Units across the
s,,,,o,Nom,nw Jefferson Lee Lawrence
JunlorNomlnee: Warren Alvin COICITIBH,
GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARD. To the senior mldshlpman
who has demonstrated outstanding achievement ln mllltary and
Recipient: Thomas Christian Koenig
UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE AWARD. To the
senlor mldshlpman with the highest combined mllltary aptitude
and academic class standing.
R"'P""' Y David Forrest Loy
DAUGIITERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARD.
To the senlor mldshlpman who has demonstrated qualities of
dependablltly and good character, leadership ablllty, and patri-
otlc understanding of the Importance of ROTC tralnlng.
Recipient: Laura Ann Jersey Sampsel
RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS. To the
mldshlpman earning the highest naval science average.
Senior Reeapaene Mary Eileen Manning
Junior Reclplent: Warren Alvin COIeII1al1, III
Jeffrey Adam Johnson
AMERICAN LEGION AWARDS. To the senior and junlor
UPCCIHUV deserving recognition for mllltary excellence and to
the senior and junlor especlally deserving reoognltiqn fag
Jumom David Forrest Loy
Mummy Excellence: Warren Alvin Coleman
STUART C. JONES. JR. MEMORIAL AWARD. Glven for
outstanding performance ln physical fitness and Marine Corps
Reciplenc Timothy Wyckoff Arnold
MARINE CORPS ASSOCIATION AWARD. To the outstanding
Marine Corps mldshlpman ln the senlor class.
R'c'P""c Joseph Anthony Sharbel
ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRON-
ICS AWARD. To the outstanding senlor mldshlpman majoring
ln sclence or englneerlng with hlgh moral character and
aptitude for the mllltary science.
Recfplenf Steven Michael Morris
SOJOURNERS AWARD. To the sophomore mldshlpman who
has dlstlngulshed hlmself ln the area of mllltary leadership and
has fostered the splrlt of Amerlcanlsm,
Reclplent: Andrew Istvan Botond
MILITARY ORDER OF WORLD WARS AWARD. To the
member of the sophomore class who has shown the most overall
improvement ln scholastic achievement and mllltary aptltude.
Recipient: George August Koenig
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARD. To the
freshman mldshlpman with the highest comblned mllltary
aptitude and academic achievement.
Reciplenf Elizabeth Frances Stark
BLUE ANGEL AWARD. Presented to the senior Blue Angel ln
recognition of her contribution to the Unlt.
Recipient Sarah Ann McClendon
MIDSHIPMEN BATTALION COMMANDER COMMISSION.
A midshipman officer commission presented to the mldshlp-
man of the junior class who, by demonstrating outstanding
qualities of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship during the
last three years, has been selected as Midshlpman Battalion
Commander, Fall 1983.
Recipient: Robert Lee Morgan
MIDSHIPMAN OF THE YEAR. To the midshipman who ls
selected by members of the battalion staff to be the best
overall midshipman for the year.
Recipient: D a,Vid Kirk
Parties and other social activity serve two
basic purposes. First, they allow midshipmen to
relax for a short while and to take a break from
studying. Second, parties tend to boost morale
and to create a strong sense of camraderieg they
provide a good opportunity to meet the new fresh-
men and to welcome them into the unit.
The unit Band performed admirably during
the 1982-1983 school year, despite a diminishing
number of musicians. Band Co's Jeff Lawrence
and Adrian Lock did an excellent job of in-
stilling the discipline and musicianship neces-
sary for such a small military band to gain the
respect of the unit. In fact, the Band was often
very useful in maintaining the battalion's rhythm
throughout close order drills. The Band's perfor-
mances included the Marine Corps Birthday and
Ball, Fall and Spring Reviews, Mardi Gras, and
the 1982 World's Fair.
Let s h1t the beach making waves with LT
Lambert and his harem Thursday labs with
birthday cakes and kool aid a formal touch of
Scarlet and Gold whrle dancing with the General
Gold hands and warm hearts Christmas
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said it all we were all Special Angels at the
A few good men we found them at
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The purpose of a color guard is to honor
the national ensign, the Marine colors, the Navy
colors, and various colors representing the unit.
The VUNROTG Color Guard served this pur-
Dose with excellent efliciency.
Under command of Taft McNeal, the Color
Guard participated during the year in such
events as the Nashville Veteran's Day Parade, a
C0l01'S ceremony on Vietnam Veterans' Day and
The 1982-83 version of the Mariners fea-
tured a group of 25 midshipmen led by David
Loy. Loy was the director, music selector, and ,
voice trainer for the troupe. LT Lambert, the
unit advisor for Mariners, graciously gave of his
time to schedule performances and to operate
sound equipment. He also played guitar and
bass to provide an instrumental backdrop. LT
Lambert's talent and interest were indispensable
to the success of Mariners.
This past year saw the group take their
talents outside campus to several high schools
in the area. While performing at such schools
as Cohn, Hillwood, and Franklin Road, the mid-
shiprnen managed to promote the Navy's image
among young people and to recruit possible mid-
shipmen for the unit. All participants enjoyed
working with Mariners, and most even managed
to develop their voices into shower-singing per-
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perienced a tremendous growth this year under
the steady helm of President John Basil and Vice
President Kevin Bohnstedt. The "Jammers" suc-
ceded in obtaining several high-quality midship-
men and in furthering the causes of fellowship
and camraderie. Lectures and briefs provided
the opportunity to develop professional interest
and knowledge of the Naval service.
Not only were the Windjammers busy in
the classroom but also in the outdoors. Sailing
expeditions to the brinish deep of Percy Priest
Lake gave valuable hands-on time with the wind
and water. An exciting clash with Semper Fi on
the rugged 4'Capture the flag game" resulted in
bruises, cuts, sores, and smiling faces.
The tight organization of Basil and
Bohnstedt laid a solid background for the future
existence of Windjammers.
The Drill Team had an excellent spring
season. They were trained by Gunnery Sergeant
Wimsatt and commanded by Joe Sharbel. The
team attended one competition sponsored by the
Army in St. Louis. The team was also to attend
the NROTC meet at Georgia Tech before it was
cancelled. Additionally, the team participated in
the Mardi Gras festivities and the Spring Review.
Gunnery Sergants Warner and Wimsatt
coached this year's rifle and pistol teams, lead-
ing them through stifil' competition both fall and
The pistol team placed third at both meets
they attended. After hosting a competition here
in the fall, the team went to Virginia Military
Institute where Brian Huddleston placed second
The rifle team competed at two meets in
the fall, and held an invitational meet here in
the spring. At the Miami of Ohio meet, Gary
Smilowitz took first in the prone position.
Orienteering is a sport for those who love to
PT all year long. This year, only one meet was
held and that was at Auburn. Here, the meet
participants were given a map and a compass
which they used to find as many predesignated
points possible within a time limit. The unit
made a great showing with David Kirk finishing
first and Mike Plaziak finishing second.
The Semper Fidelis Society, a brotherhood
of highly motivated midshipmen fmainly MO'sl,
had an exciting and rewarding year.
Various activities during the year consisted
of several field exercises dealing with diiferent
areas of the Marine Corps, a trip visit to the
Leadership- Reaction course at Fort Campbell,
practice sessions for Bulldog, and the infamous
initiation at Percy Warner Park.
Joe Sharbel, president of the society, or-
ganized many other events and parties and was
very successful in upholding the best traditions
of the Marine Corps and instilling in its members
a close comraderie and fellowship.
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The afternoon of 18 November was a dreary
day indeed for the NROTC Battalion. Under
an overcast sky, the Battalion football team was
upset by the cadets of the Army ROTC by a
score of 6-0
With a scoreless first half, the Navy team
went back onto the field with an inspiring and
motivated effort. Under the expertise of QB
Bob Morgan, a victory was certainly well within
reach. A series of short passes and handoifs led
the midshipmen up the field. However the Army
defense stopped the drive and took over the ball.
They too were unable to score in regulation time.
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Both sides being unsatisfied with a tie, the
team captains decided to play a special sudden
deathg the first team to score would win the
game. The midshipmen received the ball first,
and again triumph seemed certain. However, the
Army defense halted the Navy drive by sacking
the quarterback on a fourth down play. With
luck obviously on their side the cadets took ad-
vantage of a Navy blitz and scored on a seven
yard run. The game was over, leaving many tired
midshipmen and an ecstatic Army sideline.
The cadets may have won the game, but
clearly the true winners in spirit were the mid-
shipmen. Stellar performances were handed in
by such players a.s Sonnemaker, Notzon, Gass,
Hogan, and Adkerson. The Navy effort was a fine
team eifort operation. Sideline support was out-
standing as the Navy band struck up "Anchors
Awcighi' a.nd the Marine Corps Hymn.
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LCDR and Mrs. Duke D. Allen
CAPT and Mrs. Sidney Banks, USN fRETl
Mr. and Mrs. John Basil
Rev. and Mrs. Fil Boston
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Brese
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brown
and Mrs. Warren A . Coleman, JR
Mrs. William Hooper Collier
Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Dessart
CAPT and Mrs. Walter S. Draper, IV
Michael S. Fuller
Claude E. Griffith
J. W. Henry
Dana M. Hicks
VVilliam P. Huddleston
COL and Mrs. James D. Johnson, USMC QRETQ
Parents of Andrew Kapp
William H. Kirk
F. W. Larson
Gregory J. Lock
D. L. Loy
Reese E. Mallette
John R. Manning
Mr. and Mrs. Everett J. McCubrey, JR
Dr. and Mrs. Forrestt A. Miller
Carolyn R. Morelli
Everett L. Morris
Vincent D. Napoleon
Gerald S. Nurre
Charles R. Paschal, SR
David A. Pitts
Ray L. Plaziak
Claude A. Potter
R. Nelson Ralls
Joel E. Rodgers
LCDR Paul H. Rohe, USNR QRETQ
Donald M. Sabin
E. P. Smart
John Y. Sos
Lawrence F. Tornetta
Joseph C. White
Thomas J. Wonder
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Captain Sidney Banks died in October after
long and varied service to both his family and
his country. He was known both in the military
and civilian worlds as a man of dignity and un-
reproachable honor. He was a leader who inspired
the best out of his meng one whom others could
look up to for guidance and counseling. Captain
Banks had a sincere interest in people and always
sought to communicate with them. The midship-
men in the unit who knew him saw him as a father
who cared for their welfare.
Captain Banks was born in Morris, AL and
was graduated from Jacksonville State University
with bachelors degrees. He also managed to
receive a masters degree from the University of
Alabama before enlisting in the United States
Navy. After serving 18 months, he reported
to Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI in
January of 1953. Captain Banks became one of
the first aviators to complete training as a Naval
Flight Officer. From 1969 to 1970, he served as
XO and CO of Training Squadron Ten. Duty as
Executive Oflicer of NAS Millington soon followed
in 1974 and culminated in his assignment as CO
to VUNROTC, Vanderbilt.
Not only was he involved in the military but
also in the private world. Captain Banks was a
devout Christian, and he enjoyed teaching Sunday
School to his young people. His first true love in
life was teaching, after his retirement from the
Navy in 1981, he became a teacher of English
at Franklin Road Academy. However, he will
probably be most remembered for his motivation,
his emphasis on performance, and his love for the
The staff and midshipmen of Vanderbilt
NROTC join together in honoring this great man.
His memory will live with us always. Our sincere
condolences are extended to his wife and children,
those who have suffered the most from the loss of
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