Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance (QA) and values development are more than just two departments in the Maritime Regiment.

They are essential aspects which help keep the college in order and make it better.

With the already famous slogan, “we do things right, that’s who we are”, the quality assurance department ensures that the regiment is following standard world-class protocol.

The values development department on the other hand, is the softer side of the regiment.

This department provides guidance not only to the students, but also to the faculty of SMFI (Seacrest Maritime Foundation Inc.) as well. It is what instills values and ethics in order to groom wholesome gentlemen of the regiment.

The official launching of these departments was held on August 4, 2011 at the Aznar Coliseum.

Energy was high as cadets and instructors filled the coliseum. This program was not only introducing the two departments but it also showcased the many talents of the cadets with an extemporaneous speaking contest, poster making contest and various intermission numbers .

The exciting afternoon then concluded when all cadets, teachers and visitors participated in a “Mass Dance”.

 

Victoria Aznar

Can You Handle It?

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Every school year involves many activities and the learning of new values for each and every cadet in the Maritime Regiment. Cadets must always anticipate the unknown and have the courage to change into a better man because only the few, the brave and the driven make it through every school year. This video,which is a preview for what is in store for the incoming school year 2011-2012 was created by me and was shown during the 2011 annual bonfire.

Victoria Aznar

 

Opening Bonfire: SY 2011-2012

When flames run wild,  it destroys everything in its path. However, when controlled, it may become a dancing work of art.

On the morning of June 13, 2011, Southwestern University was in for a rude awakening when a sudden fire broke outside campus, damaging six classrooms and numerous boarding houses beside the school.

Despite the unfortunate event which transpired on the first day of class, the Maritime Regiment proved that the fire could be a significant start to a bright future ahead. This sign, which was clearly displayed during the annual bonfire.

Seven hundred cadets stood in formation on the eve of the 13th with 248 of them being newly accepted 3rd class cadets. These new cadets waited in anticipation as the newly inducted corps commander of the regiment, Cadet captain Gian Aznar gave orders. As soon as the program began, the bonfire lit up not only the dark night but also the faces of all those witnessing the annual tradition.

“The fire may have blazed a building in our University but it did not damage our spirits!”, the Corps Commander said with conviction as he gave his speech. Twenty six 2nd class cadets who withstood difficult obstacles and advanced leadership training were then inducted into the Corps of Regiment Cadet Officers.  An air of certainty filled the area as the boodle fight and presentations from various cadets began and toward the end of the program, laughter and camaraderie was clearly seen among the cadets as they shared what would be a lasting first memory of school year 2011-2012.