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 in making a Marine Officer and it is rigorous and mentally challenging. Each perspective Marine Officer must attend and successfully complete Officer Candidate School (OCS Website) and earn a degree in order to become a Marine Second Lieutenant.
As a Marine Option NROTC scholarship student, you will attend training each summer:
- Between freshman and sophomore year, Marine Options attend Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) East (VA) or West (CA).
- 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.
- 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).
0102 Manpower Officer
0203 Ground Intelligence Officer
0204 Counterintelligence/Human Source Intelligence Officer
0206 Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Officer
0207 Air Intelligence Officer
0302 Infantry Officer
0402 Logistics Officer
0602 Communications Officer
0802 Field Artillery Officer
1302 Combat Engineer Officer
1702 Cyberspace Officer
1803 Assault Amphibious Vehicle Officer
3002 Ground Supply Officer
3404 Financial Management Officer
4402 Judge Advocate
4502 Communication Strategy and Operations Officer
6002 Aircraft Maintenance Officer
6602 Aviation Supply Officer
7204 Low Altitude Air Defense Officer
7208 Air Support Control Officer
7210 Air Defense Control Officer
7220 Air Traffic Control Officer
7315 Unmanned Aircraft System MAGTF Electronic Warfare Officer
7599 Flight Student