About Us

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the US Navy (unrestricted line), or in the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program fills a vital need in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.

The NROTC mission is to develop young men and women morally, mentally, and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty. Since its inception, more than 70,000 young men and women have received commissions in the Navy and Marine Corps through the NROTC Program. Many of them have had distinguished military careers; others have served honorably and left the service to become highly successful in other occupations. Currently, the NROTC Program is available at over 150 colleges and universities that host NROTC units or have cross-enrollment agreements with a host university. Selected applicants for the program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process.

The Yale NROTC ushered in its first class of incoming midshipmen in over 40 years  this past (Fall 2012) semester.  The midshipmen were warmly welcomed back by Yale leadership, faculty, staff, and students.  As we begin our second semester on campus, the unit continues to thrive and we anticipate steady growth of the Yale unit over the next several years.  If you are a prospective student, please contact any of our staff members with questions or to schedule a visit.  Our office number is (203) 432-8223 or you can email us at nrotc@yale.edu