What to Expect at NROTC UC Berkeley

The Best of Both Worlds

As a member of NROTC UC Berkeley, you'll enjoy a great college experience at UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Davis, or California Maritime Academy, and have the honor of training to serve your country with all the challenges, rewards, and advantages the program has to offer. Our location in the Bay Area, a nexus of world class research, education, technology, and leadership, offers advantages and experiences to our midshipmen not readily available at other NROTC units. Learn more about the unit...

The knowledge you gain, unit camaraderie you build, and the challenges you overcome by working together with your fellow midshipmen and unit leadership will enhance and elevate your college experience.

We offer academic and NROTC requirements advising, as well as tutors for those wanting some extra help in certain areas.

 

A typical week of NROTC UC Berkeley training and activities:

  • Thursday afternoons and evenings at UC Berkeley

    • Drill

    • Naval Science classes

  • Marine Lab at UC Berkeley (for those in the USMC option)

  • Special Events as scheduled, locations vary

The Importance of Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is a crucial element of mission performance and must be part of every midshipman’s life. Mission readiness and operational effectiveness are built on the physical fitness of the individual. Therefore, all NROTC students and military personnel shall maintain personal fitness by regular exercise and proper nutrition.

 

NROTC UC Berkeley’s culture of fitness demands a high standard for midshipmen—as potential future Naval Officers—to live a healthy and fit lifestyle congruent with military service.

"NROTC at Cal is a unique and rewarding experience. The quality of the teaching, opportunities available, and the camaraderie built make it a college experience like no other. By joining the program you are enabling yourself to develop personally and professionally."

— Midshipman 4th Class, California Maritime Academy —

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