The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit was established at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University in the summer 1982. Since then, cross-town enrollment agreements with Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) were also established. The Battalion has grown from an initial cadre of 28 to its current strength of nearly 280 students. This includes Midshipmen, active duty Marines participating in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP), and active duty sailors who have been selected for the Seaman to Admiral 21 (STA-21) Officer Candidate program.
The mission of NROTC San Diego is to develop Battalion members morally, mentally and physically while imbuing them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty. College graduates commission as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps; they have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
The proximity of NROTC San Diego to Navy and Marine Corps facilities makes NROTC San Diego a popular choice for those seeking a commission.
The NROTC Unit is headquartered at USD, which hosts the weekly drill periods, and has offices at SDSU. Naval Science courses are offered at both campuses.
This website is intended to offer you more information regarding NROTC San Diego and the various commissioning programs.