Board Of Governors

A Letter from the Board of Governors

Dear Fellow NROTC Alumni Shipmate;

The Naval ROTC Alumni Society exists to support the Ohio State Naval ROTC Battalion of Midshipman and to promote close relations among alumni, midshipmen, staff, potential recruits, community and the university.

The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps has a rich history extending over 50 years on the Ohio State University campus. Hundreds of naval, marine, and community leaders have launched their careers through OSU NROTC.

Through a variety of events, media, and activities, the alumni society provides a way to share the rich naval traditions of the midshipmen at OSU, to stay abreast what is new at the NROTC Unit, to honor and assist the midshipmen and alumni.

Through a variety of events such as the football reunion tailgates, the Flag Honor Hall of Fame, Midshipmen Seawolf Scholarships, support of various activities for the NROTC Battalion throughout the school year, it hopes to keep alive the Navy/Marine spirit at OSU.

Today’s NROTC midshipmen are training to lead our Navy and Marine Corp of the future, and they deserve the support of the university and the alumni.It is more important than ever that we continue to train strong leaders for the Fleet and the Corp. By being a paid member of the NROTC Alumni Society and the OSU Alumni Association you can help this to happen.

Among the many ways you can help:

  • Join the OSU Alumni Assoc and the NROTC Alumni Society; your dues support programs.
  • Contribute to the NROTC Alumni Society Seawolf Endowment Fund; a scholarship fund for none scholarship midshipmen.
  • Encourage a student to apply to OSU and NROTC.
  • Nominate someone for the Flag Honor Hall of Fame.
  • Serve on a committee.
  • Serve on the Board of Directors.

“Wishing you fair winds and following seas.”


OSU NROTC Alumni Society Board of Governors


President Shane Carr
Vice President Randy Townsend
Secretary Charles Sabino
Treasurer Darrell L. Dreher


Gerard Thomas Lennon, Jr, CAPT USN Ret
Henry Phillips
David E. Ozvat RDML Ohio Naval Militia Ret
Steve Drefahl
Elizabeth Boardman
Dennis M. McCarley (Mike)
Noah Litton
Keith Putnam
Kevin Hall
Roger Jones
Rob St Clair
Dave Happ
Steven K. Noce CAPT USN Ret
Frederick J. Eckfeld (Jack) – Emeritus Board Member
CAPT Donald R. Cuddington, Jr, USN, Professor of Naval Science (PNS)
Craig Little, The OSU Alumni Association Representative