Shawn Nakamoto, 808-956-9095,
University & Community Relations
UH ROTC Students Graduate From
The U.S. Navy Dive School
HONOLULU Two University of Hawaii Army ROTC cadets, Edmund Chong
and Vance Brunner, graduated from the arduous U.S. Navy Dive School in a ceremony
at the training facility on Ford Island on June 15.
The two cadets are now qualified military deep-sea divers. Both cadets are currently
attending the Army ROTC Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington before
returning to the University of Hawaii where they will be commissioned after
they receive their degrees next year.
Chong is a sociology major who plans to graduate in December. He holds the present
record for most push-ups and sit-ups ever performed by a student in two minutes.
Brunner is a liberal studies major in military studies and plans to graduate next
The U.S. Navy Dive School at Ford Island conducts eight classes annually. The
school has maintained about a 50 percent attrition rate and has graduated nearly
300 divers who are qualified to depths of 130 feet. Trainees must pass strenuous
physical training qualifications including running, swimming (at various lengths
and conditions), pull-ups, push-ups and