On May 3rd the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) gathered on the Oregon State University Memorial Union Quad for the Joint Service Review (JSR). This annual "review of the troops" traces its origins as far back as 1918, when Governor Withycombe, former Dean of the Agricultural School at Oregon Agricultural College, first reviewed the troops during World War I.

This year’s guest speaker and reviewing officer was OSU Naval ROTC Alum CDR Jerry Jackson, Commanding Officer of USS SAMPSON (DDG 102). He has completed nine deployments at sea, including operations in the Arabian Gulf, Eastern Pacific, and with the Standing NATO fleet. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.

Approximately 200 midshipmen and cadets participated in the event. The Naval ROTC unit hosted this year and invites the general public to attend.  Other invited guests include state, local, and university dignitaries, as well as local veterans and alumni of the various units.