Graduation & Commissioning invitation

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  1. spice3389

    spice3389 Member

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    What is the proper wording to use on invitations for Graduation & Commissioning ceremony? What pictures can be used? I have looked online and don't know the exact wording or protocol. Both ceremonies will be the same day.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I think we just used word of mouth. If I was going to actually do an invitation I would use the emblem of the service he or she is commissioning into. I would think wording on the inside would be fairly standard and I'm sure you can find examples online. Certainly some are here: https://www.zazzle.com/commissioning+invitations

    Here is another for a printable USMC commissioning invitation https://www.etsy.com/listing/209073580/marine-corps-commissioning-ceremony

    Hopefully these will give you some ideas.
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    I have seen these used by many USNA midshipmen - I would think wording could be adjusted, as well as seals. Herff Jones doesn’t miss a bet when it comes to all things collegiate + class year + school crest.

    http://www.navyonline.com/ePOS/form=robots/catalog.html&this_category=196&store=460


    And, since it’s not an official military entity doing the inviting, but a personal invitation/announcement from family, then there is no prescribed format, although you want to get the basics right. I have also seen very “artsy” invitations and announcements for USNA mids.

    I am sure ROTC follows a similar path. It’s personal. There are enough examples out there to get a feel for the phrasing for graduation and commissioning, plus adding in service seal and college seal.

    Be sure you know if the commission is “USX” or “USXR.” As in, Dudley J. Doright, Ensign, USN or USNR.
     
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  4. spice3389

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    Thanks for the info and I know HJ is extremely professional and doesn't miss a beat. I worked for them for 13 years.