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Navy Option Midshipmen who earn a selection in aviation will report to NAS Pensacola, Florida to go through Naval Introductory Flight Evaluation Program (NIFE) then will begin the Student Naval Aviator (SNA) or Student Naval Flight Officer (SNFO) training pipelines. After successful completion of flight school they will receive the coveted “Wings of Gold” and NA’s will incur a eight year commitment and NFO’s will incur a six year commitment as they move on to their specific aircraft assignment.

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Midshipmen can receive a commissioning into the Nuclear Navy as a Submarine Officer. Midshipmen will first pass a technical interview at Nuclear Reactors prior to Commissioning. Post. the newly commissioned officer reports to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) followed by Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU), to learn both the theoretical knowledge and operational requirements of a nuclear reactor. Officers then report for a sea tour onboard a Submarine. These might include for an Ensign either the Fast Attack Submarine, o perform cutting edge missions, or to a Ballistic-Missile Submarine upholding the Naval leg of the Nuclear Triad in order to maintain global political stability.


The Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Force (SEAL) is a specialized fighting organization utilized by the Navy to perform direct action warfare; special reconnaissance; counterterrorism; and foreign internal defense. For Midshipmen pursuing this community they will participate in SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS), a 2-week summer training event, following their junior year. If selected to join the community they will participate in an intense training pipeline post commissioning and then begin a Career at a Navy SEAL.


The Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Force (EOD) is responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing of explosive devices. The EOD community is made up of highly trained personnel committed to their unique and dangerous jobs to protect the lives of others. Midshipmen pursuing this community will participate in a summer training following their junior year. If selected to join the community they will participate in and intense training pipeline post commissioning to join this small, close-knit, and highly valued community.


Surface Warfare is the community within the Navy that involves the use of the surface fleet's ships for the missions of forward naval presence, sea control, and projection of power ashore. The primary missions of the surface Navy include: Strike warfare, Anti-air warfare (AAW), Anti-surface warfare (ASuW), Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and Amphibious warfare. A Surface Warfare Officer ensures their crew has what it takes to perform the missions with training, maintenance, and personnel. Communicating mission and goals with the crew is the Surface Warfare Officer’s responsibility to ensure everything is smooth sailing. If you see yourself commanding a Naval ship as a Captain one day, this is the role that will get you there.


Midshipmen can receive a Ground contract in either the Active or Reserve forces during their time in the NROTC Battalion. Once they graduate and commission, they will attend The Basic School (TBS) located in Quantico, VA, after which they will be assigned their specialty. The designator “Ground”, means that the individual can be assigned to any ground related MOS within the Marine Corps.


Midshipmen who receive Air Contracts will also attend TBS but must then attend follow-on flight school in Pensacola, Florida where they will receive selection for their specific aircraft platform. In order to receive an Air contract, Midshipmen must first pass the Aviation Selection Test Battery. Board Selected MOS While in the program, Marine option Midshipmen can also submit a package to apply for either a Cyber or Law MOS. These Midshipmen’s packages will be presented to a board and they will be compared to other Marine option Midshipmen across the nation.


Those who are selected for the Law MOS will commission and continue their education to obtain a Law Degree. In order to apply for a Law Contract, Midshipmen must pass the LSAT with a 150 or higher and be accepted to a Law School. After they have obtained their Law Degree and passed the Bar Exam, Law Contracted Officers will report to The Basic School (TBS).


Those who are selected for the Cyber MOS will commission, report to The Basic School (TBS) and conduct follow on training at Ft. Gordon in Augusta, GA. From satellites to tracking systems, your work will play a critical role in mission planning to ensuring our cyberspace capabilities.

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