There's something for everyone in NROTC. Whether you are interested in Surface Warfare, becoming a SEAL, the U.S. Marine Corps, or Naval Aviation, our societies and regular military training and competitions will keep you in the know and on top of your game.

Midshipman 1st Class Ide, '16, Navy

My summer cruise was on board a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, the USS Boise, which I met in Port Canaveral, Florida. While underway, we spent seven days transiting from Port Canaveral to Mayport, Florida, and witnessed many training exercises. Some of the drills we observed and participated in included various engineering-plant casualties, damage control, launching torpedo water slugs, and tracking simulate surfaced and submerged contacts. Additionally, all midshipmen were given a mock qualification card that allowed us to explore the ship and qualify at different stations. Overall, it was an excellent cruise that gave me an in-depth understanding of life on a submarine.

Naval ROTC VT

"Witnessing activities like underway replenishment operations, live fire exercises, and helicopter operations was both eye-opening and exhilarating. My time aboard the USS Ross solidified my decision to enter the surface warfare community."

- Midshipman 1st Class Stillwell, '16, Navy
Military Excellence Challenge
Military Excellence Challenge

In the fall, a team of midshipmen spend a Saturday competing against other top-notch university teams in events like:

  • Drill;
  • Swim;
  • Track;
  • Reconnaissance Challenge; and 
  • Highland Games. 

In 2015, the VT Team took first place in four of five events and first place overall.

ProLab
ProLab

Professional Lab and Mission-Oriented Training (ProLab) is an integral and required adjunct to NROTC at VT. ProLabs introduce midshipmen to a wide range of contemporary and general military subjects in order to increase their professional knowledge, appreciation of military tradition, bearing, and discipline.

Naval Aviation Society
Naval Aviation Society

The NAS enables midshipmen to explore Naval Aviation through orientation trips to Naval Air Stations, flight simulations, and other exciting trips and networking opportunities.

Dining In
Dining In

Upheld as tradition in the U.S. Navy, VT NROTC participates in Dining In, an opportunity to invite a friend or loved one into Navy life.

Surface Warfare Society
Surface Warfare Society

The Surface Warfare Society supports individuals interested in learning more about the U.S. Navy Surface Force by taking orientation trips to the Virginia Tidewater area, touring surface combatant, amphibious, and command ships, and participating in realistic warfare and damage control training simulators.

Swim Qualifications
Swim Qualifications

All NROTC midshipmen and Officer Candidates are required to pass the Navy Third Class Swim Test. The reqyured skills are honed and improved during NROTC physical training.