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Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

University of Utah

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 University of Utah NROTC

Warriors in Training

We are a group of young leaders, some just out of high school and some coming from service in the fleet; all working together to develop ourselves in order to commission into Naval or Marine Corps Service. We are a community at the University on the same mission, with the same goals, working toward the same united purpose; to serve as Ensigns or 2nd Lieutenants upon graduation. We would love for you to come train alongside us too. 

Team working together to win tug of war

Midshipmen - MECEPs - Officer Candidates - Active Duty Staff


By meeting the eligibility requirements, YOU could be a member of this program! Our battalion consists of prior enlisted Sailors and Marines in the STA-21 and MECEP programs, scholarship Midshipmen, and college program students. University of Utah NROTC is made up of highly motivated, military minded individuals. Come be a part of our team.


Our Staff is made up of 5 active duty members and three civilians all working together and led by the Commanding Officer. They work tirelessly to keep the program running and to instill traditional military values into the students of the program. Their fleet experience and NROTC specific training allows them to develop strong officers in the course of the four years in the NROTC program.

Training Students to be Officers

The Navy ROTC Program is available at over 160 colleges and universities that either host Navy ROTC units or have cross-town enrollment agreements with a host university. Here, the University of Utah is the host unit, but our battalion is comprised of members attending our cross town affiliates, including Westminster College and Weber State University.

 Navy and Marine Corps college based commissioned Officer program


The Navy ROTC Program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically; to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage, and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.


 Honor - Courage - Commitment

NROTC Program

Through NROTC at the U, college students will go to classes, train with the battalion, and function as a member of the NROTC program in order to meet requirements to commission as delineated by Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) and other NROTC governing documents. You will be working as a developing leader in this program and as a student at the University of Utah or affiliate school if you join us. 


Educating Citizens on Naval Warfare


The Navy ROTC Program was first established in 1926 to provide a broad base of citizens knowledgeable in the arts and sciences of Naval Warfare.  It was not until 1932 that the Marine Corps joined.  Then, in 1972 females were allowed to participate.  Today the program continues educating both young men and women to be successful officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps.  Since its establishment, the program has had several famous graduates. Find out more about our unit on the history page!

Old photo of the unit with weapons


For more information on your path into our program here at the University of Utah Navy and Marine Team, follow the steps below to contact us and prepare for your introduction to the battalion. We look forward to working alongside you.




Teamwork. Pride & Ownership. Dignity & Respect. Earn the Right to Lead.

ensign flashing the U at sea

---Ensign Michael Hartling, University of Utah NROTC 2018 ---

Our pride extends past the University campus. Meet an alumni.

"NROTC University of Utah is a fantastic institution. When I arrived to the fleet, I received a division of 15 Sailors to lead, and was welcomed into the wardroom, a few things became abundantly clear. First and foremost was the fact that not all members of the wardroom had received the training I had. I am proud to say that U of U NROTC helped teach me how to follow and obey the principles and regulations instituted by the US Navy, but also to be understanding and approachable, to hold an effective and productive conversation face to face with an individual, and how to motivate and lead a group of people through tough and demanding times. NROTC University of Utah taught me to be an effective leader, not just a good Naval Officer."

Ute Battalion at NROTC University of Utah 


Battalion Average Cumulative GPA: 3.37

Battalion Average GPA Spring 2020: 3.49

USMC OCS Pass Rate: 100%

 Nuclear Reactors Interview Pass Rate: 100%

Navy Service Selection: 89% first choice selection since 2017

2020 Three Year sideload scholarship selection rate: 100%

2020 Two Year sideload scholarship selection rate: 100%






Last Updated: 5/2/24