Summer training (Cruise)
Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID):
Occurs between the freshman and sophomore years during the summer. Over a four week period, on both the West and East coasts, Midshipmen are introduced to a different Warfare Community: Surface, Subsurface, Aviation, and Marine Corps (one per week). CORTRAMID familiarizes and reinforces Midshipmen with military training they have learned over the past year. This training assists students in determining their preferred service selections.
SECOND CLASS CRUISE:
Occurs between the sophomore and junior years during the summer. Navy Option students will participate in a Second Class cruise to familiarize themselves and acclimate to enlisted life. Midshipmen will be assigned an active duty mentor while embarked. Marine Options will be sent to Bridgeport, CA for an intensive 10 day-long training at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC). Here they prepare Midshipmen for the mental and physical challenges awaiting them as Officers. Completion of this summer training will aid them in succeeding at Officer Candidate School (OCS).
FIRST CLASS CRUISE:
Occurs between the junior and senior years during the summer. First Class cruise is the final active duty training Navy Option Midshipmen will participate in prior to their commissioning. This cruise exposes them to the officer and wardroom environment aboard a ship at sea. Marine Options are required to attend an intensive six week long summer training course at Quantico, VA called Officer Candidate School (OCS). This course provides basic instruction on general military subjects not covered by the Naval Science curriculum, progressive physical training, and practical leadership application.