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If you are thinking about joining VTCC's NROTC, this page will help you find links to opportunities to preview life in the Corps, enroll in the courses you will be taking as a first-year cadet, and much more. We hope you join us!


What is Naval ROTC?

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) is designed to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve. Unrestricted line officers serve in one of the Navy or Marine Corps warfare specialties: Surface Warfare, Naval Aviation, Submarines, Special Warfare, Combat Arms, Communications or Logistics. NROTC is the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps Officers, filling a vital need in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps. For more information please visit


As an Naval cadet, you are required to meet and maintain specific fitness standards. Cadets have physical fitness tests quarterly to ensure they are meeting their scholarship and/or enrollment conditions. See complete information here.

Summer training opportunities are available to all qualified Cadets, allowing them to broaden their knowledge, proficiency, and experience.

Raider Company is to develop Marine Corps Option Midshipmen for both Officer Candidate School and The Basic School. Raider Company is not the only path to becoming a Marine Officer.


There are four ways for you to get a taste of the Corps when you visit VT:



Learn how to apply to Virginia Tech. Contact the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets at (540) 231-6858 or Naval ROTC Unit by email

112 Lane Hall (0241)
280 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-7883 | Fax 540-231-4838, Email: