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What is NROTC?

http://www.usc.edu/dept/nrotc/images/Squad03.jpgThe NROTC Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.
Selected applicants for the NROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books, fees and other financial benefits at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve.
The NROTC Scholarship Program is available to qualified students who graduate from high school before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.
Students selected for the NROTC Scholarship Program make their own arrangements for college enrollment and room and board, and take the normal course load required by the college or university for degree completion. Additionally, scholarship midshipmen are required to follow specific academic guidelines.
Full information concerning the NROTC Scholarship Program is available from any of the colleges and universities with NROTC units or from Navy and Marine Corps recruiters.
Naval ROTC Mission

The NROTC Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve. As largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program fills a vital need in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.

NROTC Unit Los Angeles Consortium Mission

To develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to commission college graduates as officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the Naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.

Professional Training

While a student at the NROTC Unit, you will receive training in the following areas:

General Military Topics
Drill
Physical Fitness
Marksmanship
Field Training

In addition, during the summer you will spend time with the Naval and/or Marine Forces for additional training, which provides you a chance to view life in the Navy and Marine Forces firsthand. Opportunities are also available for command billets within the Battalion, which include Squad Leader, Company Commander, and Battalion Commander. In addition, there are also administrative billets, which include Public Affairs, Community Service, and Yearbook Officers.

Career Opportunities

The opportunity to lead men and women in the protection of our country and our way of life is just the beginning. Graduates of the “Trojan” Battalion include a Medal of Honor winner and an Astronaut.
Naval Aviation
Surface Warfare
Submarine Warfare
Special Warfare/Special Operations
Medical and Health Professions
Marine Corps

Are You Eligible

You must be a United States citizen, in good health and physical condition, and expect to graduate from college before you are 25 years old. Age waivers of up to 48 months are available to applicants with prior service.

What is the Obligation?

Obligation length is based upon the career path you chose. Typically it is 4 or 5 years, however exceptions, such as Naval Aviation, may mean a commitment of up to 8 years from the time you complete Flight School.


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