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Program Overview

Brutus Buckeye stands at attention with ROTC cadets.

The Naval ROTC (NROTC) at The Ohio State University is in the business of molding civilians into naval officers. We do this while the student completes a bachelor’s degree. Immediately upon graduation, and completion of NROTC requirements, students are commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy or a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Our goal is to instill in our midshipmen an understanding of the fundamental principles of the United States Naval Service, a strong sense of personal integrity, honor, individual responsibility and an educational background that facilitates continuing education in Naval Service-related fields.

The NROTC program not only provides an outstanding opportunity for students to become commissioned officers in the Navy and Marine Corps, it also aids in developing moral courage, mental acuity and physical strength. Being a member of the NROTC will allow you to become a leader and to discover traits you never knew you had.

If you have come this far, then you are probably considering becoming a midshipman. So the question you may have is: Why should I choose the Ohio State NROTC?


NROTC Command Photo for Autumn 2023 Semester

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