Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) offers young men and women the opportunity to qualify for a full scholarship and a commission in the US Navy or Marine Corps. NROTC midshipmen are required to complete the Naval Science courses and attend weekly professional seminars and physical training sessions. During the summer, NROTC midshipmen participate in active duty at sea or shore-based training cruises for approximately four weeks. Upon receiving their baccalaureate degrees and completing the NROTC program, qualified midshipmen are commissioned as Ensigns in the US Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Commissioned naval officers go on to training in various warfare specialties and serve as surface or submarine officers, naval aviators, or SEALs. Restricted line positions (intelligence, law, medicine, supply) are not normally offered through NROTC. Marine Corps officers attend The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, and serve in fields such as infantry, artillery, logistics, intelligence, and aviation.
Enrollment in NROTC is not a requirement for taking Naval Science (NSC) courses. Any GW student may take such courses with the approval of the Professor of Naval Science.
Visit the GW NROTC Program website for additional information.