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Active Duty General Information



Active duty students are treated according to their rank, however they can also expect to be treated accordingly with their Midshipman year-group counterparts.  All active duty personnel still receive full pay and benefits which includes BAH.


STA-21 students have three years (36 months) to complete their degree while MECEP students are allowed up to four years to complete their degree.  Upon your final semester you will receive a graduation clearance letter informing the NROTC Unit if you will pass your final semester in order to graduate and receive a commission. Commissioning occurs prior to when grades are posted.  STA-21 graduates will commission as an Ensign in the Navy and MECEP graduates will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.







Upon graduation, you will receive your orders: STA-21 from Mr. Joe Costello and MECEP from the MOI/AMOI.


Active Duty students do not go on leave during semester breaks like the other Midshipmen unless they have requested and been granted leave.  The Commanding Officer generally grants periods of special liberty during the semester breaks as well. STA-21’s will have to place a leave chit with the STA-21 Advisor and MECEP’s will need approval from MOI/AMOI.  On weekends, if you travel farther than 300 miles from the NROTC Unit, you are required to take leave.

Service Record

Service Records will be maintained at the Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) at Fallon, NV.

Medical Record

You will maintain your own record.

Dental Record

This will be maintained at the Hill AFB Dental Clinic.


This is conducted twice a year, and Active Duty standards still apply.


Make sure you have your dress uniforms up to date; they will be worn a few times throughout the year.



Required Courses

Aside from your degree, Active Duty students will be required to take the following Naval Science and academic courses:

STA-21                                        MECEP          

NVSC 2000                                 NVSC 3110    

NVSC 4020                                 NVSC 4020    

LAB                                              LAB

Calculus (6 hrs.)

Physics (6 hrs.)

World Culture/Regional (3 hrs.)                    

English (6 hrs.)




Hill Air Force Base                                            75th Medical Group                                              7321 Blamer Street, Bldg. 570                            Hill AFB, UT 84056

Phone: (801) 728-2600

Toll Free: 1-800-453-2388

*Recommend calling prior to, regardless if you have an appt.

Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 0700-1700 & Wed: 0900-1200


Hill Air Force Base               

Phone: (801) 777-1110    


Naval Air Station Fallon

4755 Pasture Road Fallon

Fallon, NV 89496 

Last Updated: 4/13/24