Marine Corps

The Marine Corps has been an integral part of the Naval Service for more than 230 years and is renowned world-over for its leadership, determination, and loyalty.  From the inception on November 10, 1775, at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia to the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines have earned their reputation as the most effective fighting force in the world operating in the air, on land, and on the sea.  Standards are high – self-discipline and initiative are key factors for success in the Marine Corps.  Physical Fitness is an integral part of making a Marine Officer and it is rigorous and mentally challenging.  Each prospective Marine Officer must attend and successfully complete Officer Candidate School (OCS Website) and earn a degree in order to become a Marine Second Lieutenant.

Summer Training for Marine Option Midshipmen

Prior to freshmen year, NROTC Midshipmen will attend New Student Indoctrination (NSI) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois.

Between Freshman and Sophomore Year

Marine Options attend Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) East (Virginia) or West (California).

Between Junior and Senior Year

Marine Options attend and must successfully complete Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA in between junior and senior year. This is required for commissioning and this requirement cannot be waived.

Upon Commissioning

NROTC students commissioned as Second Lieutenants will report to The Basic School in Quantico, VA for training and will compete for a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Please see the link below for more details.

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)