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Navy ROTC Staff

NROTC

WE DEVELOP PREMIER LEADERS OF CHARACTER AND ACTION

Col Scott E. Conway

Colonel Scott E. Conway is a Marine Corps Logistics Officer from Baltimore, MD, and graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and was commissioned in May, 1993. Following Spanish language training in 2013, he attended the Inter-American Defense College where he simultaneously earned a Master of Science in Inter-American Defense and Security and a Master of Defense and Security Studies of the Americas (with Distinction) from La Academia Nacional de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos (ANEPE) of Chile.

Commander Philip D. Zarum

Commander Philip D. Zarum is a native of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts. A graduate of University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH with a BA in Geology, he was commissioned in August of 1996. He entered flight training in November of 1996 and was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in January of 1998.

Capt Edward Pingel

Captain Edward Pingel was assigned as a Marine Officer Instructor to Norwich University in May 2021. He currently teaches Evolution of Warfare and serves as the Swim Test Administrator and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Manager. He attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN where he graduated with honors and earned a bachelor's degree in Classical Studies in 2015.

LT Andrew Kline

Captain Robert E. Denoyer was assigned as the Marine Officer Instructor at Norwich University in June 2020. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and was commissioned in May, 2013 via Georgia Institute of Technology NROTC.

LT Alia Cartwright

Lieutenant Alia Cartwright currently is an NROTC Instructor at Norwich Unviversity in Northfield, VT. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences. 

LT Andrew Kline

Lieutenant Andrew M. Kline was assigned as the Nuclear Power Officer at Norwich University in November 2021. He teaches Ship Systems I and II, and prepares MIDN interested in the Nuclear Navy community for their qualification interviews and future responsibilities.

GySgt Zachary R. O’Connor 

Gunnery Sergeant Zachary R. O’Connor was assigned as the the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps unit at Norwich University in March 2022.  GySgt O’Connor is a Marine Aviation Ground Support Equipment Technician from Rochester, NY.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 22 February 2007 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Parris Island Beaufort, South Carolina.  After graduating recruit training, he attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Geiger Jacksonville, North Carolina. 

Room & Board

Cadets that earned an ROTC scholarship received an additional $15,000 annually from Norwich for Room & Board.

3.0 and 90%

To improve your AFROTC scholarship chances, you’ll want to carry a 3.0 gpa and 90% fitness score or better. Learn More scholarship tips.

Leadership Pays

NROTC Scholarship Tip: Seek out leadership opportunities in the Corps of Cadets, athletic teams, clubs or volunteer work on and off campus.

Meet our Cadets and Graduates

  • Jack Brennan ’23, environmental science major

    Jack Brennan ’23, environmental science major

    "I wanted to come to Norwich and join the U.S. Marine Corps to be a part of something bigger than myself. I wanted to build a good foundation so that I can give back to my community and my country. The Norwich NROTC Battalion has pushed me to become a more confident and competent leader so that I achieve those goals to the best of my ability, and one day, lead Marines."
  • Ryan Litch ’23, mechanical engineering major

    "From a very young age, I had a love for the U.S. Navy. I chose to come to Norwich and its NROTC unit because I knew it was unparalleled by any other. The level of training and knowledge I have received from this program has done a great job of preparing me for the fleet thus far. If you are looking to challenge and set yourself apart from others, NROTC at Norwich is the right place to do it."
  • Sebastian Martin ’22

    “Following graduation and commissioning, I will be attending Basic Division Officer Course and Junior Officer of the Deck schools to learn ship handling and seamanship. Afterward, I go to Yokosuka, Japan, to serve as a surface warfare officer on the USS Blue Ridge LCC-19, an amphibious command ship for all of Seventh Fleet. After qualifying as officer of the deck (OOD) onboard, I will be laterally transferring to designator 1810, cryptologic warfare officer. This highly selective community specializes in cryptology, space, signals intelligence, cyberspace operations and electronic warfare to achieve global military objectives. ”
  • Jasmine Wilkerson ’23, architecture major

    "When applying for colleges, Norwich's appeal came from its ability to balance life within the Corps of Cadets while also participating in an ROTC, all within a climate with which I was unfamiliar. The Naval battalion (in conjunction with the Corps) has not only given me opportunities to develop my leadership skills, but has also shown me what options are available career-wise while in the service and once I leave the service."
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VISIT NORWICH

The only way to truly know if Norwich is for you is to experience it for yourself. So come explore our campus, talk with faculty, meet our students, and see for yourself how ROTC makes the most of beautiful Vermont.

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Not sure which service branch you are interested in, need help determining if Norwich is the right fit, or confused by what ROTC offers you, reach out to one of our dedicated Norwich Admission Counselors.

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Navy & Marines Reserve Officers' Training Corps

CONTACT

Jackman Hall, Room 103
802-485-2460

     

NAVY Option POC

LT Andrew Kline
NROTC Nuclear Power Officer
1 (802) 485-2193 or
akline1@norwich.edu

MARINE Option POC

Capt Edward Pingel
NROTC Marine Officer Instructor
1 (802) 485-2194 or
epingel@norwich.edu

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