Commander of the Navy Region Northeast to View Annual Tri-Service Pass In Review of BU ROTC Programs

in BU In the Community, News Releases
April 20th, 2005

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 |

(Boston) — Cadets from Boston University’s Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC programs will present colors to Rear Adm. Mark W. Kenny, Commander of the Navy Region Northeast, on April 23, 2005 during the 22nd annual Presidential Tri-Service Pass In Review ceremony. Adm. Kenny will be joined on the reviewing stand at Boston University’s Nickerson Field by BU President ad interim Aram Chobanian and a host of dignitaries and guests from the community.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with an Air Force fly over featuring F-15 Eagles, during which the full regiment of approximately 350 cadets, led by the U.S. Navy Band of Newport, Rhode Island, will march onto the field and pass by the reviewing stand. In addition to marching music, the band will play the national anthem and a medley of the four military service songs.

An eleven-gun salute to Adm. Kenny by the Service Battery, 1st Battalion, 102nd Field Artillery Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division Artillery will take place prior to his remarks. The ceremony will be followed by a reception on the 18th floor of the Student Village located at 10 Buick Street.

Kenny, who assumed command of the Navy Region Northeast in January 2005, is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has spent most of his career aboard submarines. He served as Commanding Officer of U.S.S. Birmingham and later was named Commander of Submarine Squadron Seven in Pearl Harbor. Before assuming command of the Navy Region Northeast he served as Deputy Director for Submarine Warfare (N77B) on the Navy Staff.

His previous assignments include sea tours on the U.S.S. Sea Devil, the U.S.S. Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and the U.S.S. Kentucky.

For further information, please call Tom Testa at 617-353-2240.

Boston University’s 22nd Annual Presidential
Tri-Service Pass In Review Timeline
April 23, 2005

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
Air Force fly over;
Regiment of 350 cadets march onto the field

10:10 – 10:15 a.m.
National Anthem

10:15 – 10:16 a.m.
11-gun cannon salute

10:16 – 10:50 a.m.
Awards and Remarks

10:50 – 11:15 a.m.
Pass In Review

11:15 a.m.
Corps of Cadets released

Note to Editor: For a complete bio of Rear Adm. Kenny, please visit:

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