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Presidio Officers’ Club Hosts Naturalization Ceremony in Honor of Veteran’s Day


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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) San Francisco Field Office Director Robin Barrett will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 25 of America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the Presidio of San Francisco Officers’ Club. Captain Patrick Nelson, deputy sector commander for Sector San Francisco to give keynote.



Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.



Presidio of San Francisco Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA



25 new U.S. Citizens

​​Captain Patrick Nelson, deputy sector commander for Sector San Francisco

Michael Boland, Presidio Trust Interim Leadership Team

Honor Guard from San Jose United States Marine Corps unit

Robin Barrett, Field Office Director, USCIS

Elizabeth Kahren, Field Office Special Assistant, USCIS


Long before there was the city of San Francisco, there was the Presidio of San Francisco. First established by Spanish settlers in 1776, the adobe walls of the Officers’ Club stand testament to California’s beginnings. Throughout the 20th century, the renowned Presidio Officers’ Club was a gathering place for Army brass and their families. Today, this beloved institution has been transformed into a multi-faceted cultural destination that welcomes the entire community. 



The Presidio Trust, a federal agency, is an innovation in the management of a treasured American place. The Trust was created to save the Presidio and transform it for a new national pur​​pose. The Trust’s vision is that the Presidio will be forever a public place: vital to the Bay Area, important to all Americans, and recognized for achieving broad benefits for the nation. Today, the Presidio welcomes visitors, is home to a vibrant community of residents and tenants, and inspires greater good through programs that draw on its history and natural resources. The Presidio Trust serves the public with events, lodging, venues, and recreational opportunities. To learn more, visit


Interviews with Michael Boland, Presidio Trust Interim Leadership Team, USCIS officials and newly naturalized citizens available upon request.​

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