Squad Description

Alpha Company

A1-1 (Social Outreach): Manages the battalion’s public presence though photographing events and sharing/distributing these across various outlets. The squad leader needs to organize all of the tasks, including social media posts and photography opportunities by delegating them among the members of the squad.

A1-2 (Sponsorship): Promotes the battalion’s presence, interacts with prospective students and manages communication with those who reach out to the battalion. The squad leader needs to organize all of these tasks among the squad as well as schedule outreach opportunities.

A2-1 (Irish Pennant): Publishes the Irish Pennant each semester. The squad leader needs to outline overall goals for the publication, identify target dates for page completion, and assign squad members to pages.

A2-2 (Irish Wake): Publishes the Irish Wake, the unit’s annual yearbook, every year. Similar to the Pennant squad leader, this squad leader needs to outline overall goals for the publication, identify target dates for page completion, and assign squad members to pages.

Bravo Company

B1-1 (Naval Leadership Weekend/NLW): Organizes the annual Naval Leadership Weekend held in February.  This tasks involves reaching out to speakers, other NROTC units, on-campus organizations, and off-campus organizations to ensure that NLW provides helpful information to all attendees.  The squad leader works closely with their platoon commander and active-duty company advisor to accomplish this very important task.

B1-2 (Ship’s Store): Produces the battalion apparel. The squad leader must gauge interest in particular items, create mock-up designs, submit these designs for approval, and finally set up the order.

B2-1 (Grogan Society): The Grogan Society has two primary functions: attending discussions put on by the Notre Dame International Security Center (and other talks at squad leader’s discretion) and putting on MWR (morale, wellness, and recreation) events for the battalion.  The squad leader coordinates all of these trips and ensures their smooth operation and debrief to the battalion.

B2-2 (Battalion Spaces): Maintains upkeep and utility of major shared spaces for the battalion to include the Battalion Office and Wardroom.  The squad leader must assign cleaning tasks to squad members as well as keep an eye out for ways to improve these shared spaces.

Charlie Company

C1-1 (History): Organizes weekly history briefs that are then given by fellow midshipmen.  History squad has also worked with alumni outreach to keep NROTC graduates involved with the battalion.

C1-2 (Trident Naval Society/TNS): TNS is the primary service organization for the Notre Dame NROTC battalion.  They put on major charity events and fundraisers over the course of the year and work with local organizations to offer service opportunities for all midshipmen in the battalion.  The squad leader must work with upper-level battalion leadership, other on-campus organizations, and off-campus organizations to ensure that all events run smoothly.

C2-1 and C2-2 (Special Events): Both special events squads work together to put on all other major battalion events, namely the Navy/Marine Corps Birthday Ball in the fall and Dining-In and Warrior Night in the spring.  The squad leaders work  directly with their platoon commander to assign specific tasks and coordinate with outside organizations.