Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

Develop young men and women morally, mentally, and physical, and to instill in them the highest ideals of hone, courage, and commitment.

About Us

Headquartered at the University of San Diego (USD), the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps San Diego was established at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University in 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 over 200 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 NROTC Unit has offices and offers Naval Science courses at both USD and SDSU campuses.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Navy ROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps.

San Diego Fleet Concentration

The proximity of NROTC San Diego to Navy and Marine Corps facilities makes NROTC San Diego a popular choice for those seeking a commission.