The NROTC Program

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					      The NROTC Program
Mission, Academic Requirements,
         and Regulations
            LT Mallis
             Learning Objectives
• Know the mission and intent of the NROTC program
• Be familiar with each of the NROTC scholarship programs
• Comprehend the circumstances under which an NROTC
  student might be required to appear before a PRB
• Physical Fitness and Swimming Requirements
• Know the standards of conduct and aptitude requirements
  of the NROTC program
• Comprehend the obligations incurred by subscribing to the
  NROTC Honor Code
• Know the organization of the NROTC Academic Program
• Know the local battalion organization and chain of
• CNSTCINST 1533.12: “The Rod”
• UNM NROTC Battalion SOP
• To develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and
  physically and to imbue them with the highest
  ideals of duty and loyalty, and with the core
  values of honor, courage, and commitment in
  order to commission college graduates as naval
  officers who possess a basic professional
  background, are motivated toward careers in the
  naval service, and have a potential for future
  development in mind and character so as to
  assume the highest responsibilities of command,
  citizenship, and government
• Primary Objectives are to provide NROTC students with:
   – An understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of
     Naval Science
   – A basic understanding of associated professional knowledge
   – An appreciation of the requirements of national security
   – A strong sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual
   – An educational background which will allow the NROTC students
     to perform successfully in later periods of their careers,
     advanced/continued education in a field of application, and
     interest in the naval service
   – A high state of physical fitness for the purpose of health and
• The intent of NROTC is to act as an officer
  accession program for the unrestricted line and
  to provide and maintain naval officer strength by:
  – Qualification of students for appointments as Ensigns
    and Second Lieutenants in the Regular Navy and
    Marine Corps
  – Increased dissemination of knowledge concerning the
    Navy and Marine Corps and their purposes, ideals,
    and achievements, thereby gaining and holding
    increased public interest in the maintenance of
    adequate naval preparedness
            Program Overview
•   4 Year Scholarship
•   2 year Scholarship
•   College Program
•   Two-Year College Program
•   NSTC/OD-Controlled Scholarship Program
•   STA-21
      NROTC Academic Program
• Majors assigned by Tiers
• Encouraged to pursue majors in engineering,
  math, or physical sciences to meet
  technological requirements of the modern
• Nurse Option
• Foreign Language
           Required Courses
• Calculus (except USMC and Nurse)
• Physics (except USMC and Nurse)
• English
• Regional Studies/Cultural Awareness (except
• Military History/National Security Policy
  (except Nurse)
             Required Courses
• College Program
  – Math (College Algebra / Trig – 6 credits)
  – Physical Science
  – English
  – Regional Studies/Cultural Awareness
  – Why do the scholarship requirements?
  – Scholarship to CP
           Naval Science Courses
• Concepts and Principles of NS
• Engineering
• Weapons Systems
• Navigation
• Sea Power
• Leadership and Management
• Naval Ops and Seamanship
• Leadership and Ethics
• STA-21 knock out most of their courses at NSI (only have to
  take leadership courses)
• Marines: Amphib Warfare and Evolution of Warfare
• Nurse: NS101, Sea Power, and Leadership
        Professional Training
• Lab
• PT
• Summer Cruise
            Summer Training
• Normally 4 to 6 weeks (could be less or more)
• In order to go on cruise, must have been on
  scholarship for at least a semester (funding
• STA-21 OC’s and College Program Basic
  Standing do not go on cruise
  – STA-21/MECEP must graduate within 3 years/MCP
    in 18 months
                Summer Training
   – Nurses: at sea cruise
• Second Class (can do CORTRAMID if billets are
   – USMC: Mountain Warfare, Amphib Warfare, Ships
   – No nurses due to academic requirements
• First Class
   – USMC: OCS
   – Nurse Corps: Hospital in SD, Portsmouth, or Bethesda
     (over winter break)
                           Physical Fitness
•   Conditioning is key
•   Altitude adjustment
•   Performance Standards – go up, not down...
•   Testing: must achieve good low
     – Risk screening prior (health assessments/certs)
     – Navy: Push ups / Sit ups / Run (1.5 miles)
     – USMC: Sit ups / Pull ups / Run (3 miles)
•   Probation (1st), then PRB (2nd), then Disenrollment (3rd)
•   Swim Test
     – Achieve 3rd class by start of 3rd-class year (sophomore)
     – Qualify swimmer 2nd class: exempt from further standing
     – Aviation physiology
•   Weight Control and Body Fat
     – OPNAVINST 6110.1 series governs
     – Cannot go on scholarship/college program advanced standing if you are not within standards
     – Failure to meet standards considered PFA failure
•   STA-21 students must have good low or better before leaving NSI
           NROTC Honor Code
• “A Midshipman Does Not Lie, Cheat, Or Steal”
• Note: Military systems, which often operate
  under extreme duress, are built on a
  foundation of absolute trust and fidelity. You
  do not learn that in the fleet; rather, you take
  it with you TO the fleet!
• Standards of Conduct – maintaining a positive
  image 24/7
• Offenses
  –   Breech of discipline
  –   Disregard/contempt for authority
  –   Lack of energy and purpose
  –   Lack of sense of responsibility
  –   Discredit to the uniform and naval service
  –   Violations of orders and regulations
  –   Grooming standards
             Standards of Aptitude
• Potential to serve as an officer
• Must have 3.0 or can face disciplinary issues. Minimum of
  3.0 is required for scholarship/college program advanced
• What goes into it?
   –   Showing initiative, motivation, potential
   –   High standards of honor, courage, and commitment
   –   Ethical behavior
   –   Bearing
   –   Physical fitness and weight control
   –   Compliance with all requests and administrative requirements
       (showing up for appointments, turning in degree plans, checking
       the board, etc.)
        Standards of Performance
•   Maintain cumulative of 2.0.
•   Under 2.5: LOW and study hours.
•   Continued trends: PRB
•   Must be full time student: 15 credit hours.
    Anything under is a violation of a direct order
    (same for withdrawing from a course without
• Administrative tool to review and make recommendations
  regarding best course of action to take when you fail to meet the
  conduct, aptitude, and/or performance standards of the program
• Do what’s best for you and the Naval Service
• Will be informed my class advisor of PRB
• Notified 7 days prior to board
• Must sign privacy statement and do preliminary counseling
  (administrative in nature)
• Can have witnesses
• Can submit written statement and present documents on your
• Administrative proceeding: not entitled to an attorney
• Board composition: chaired by XO, 2 officers (your advisor is a non-
  voting member and serves as recorder)
• Disposition of Finding
  – No action
  – Warning
  – Probation
  – LOA (loss of financial benefits)
  – Disenrollment
  – The PRB’s recommendation is advisory only. The PNS
    may take any of the above actions after considering
    the board’s recommendation
  – Scholarship students: final decision rests with
  NROTC Unit and Battalion Chain of
• Know who is who...
• Names, Ranks, Rates of Permanent Staff and
  Battalion Staff
• Student / Command Relationship