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Navy Officer Education Program
Not a major program.
Students enrolled as midshipmen in the Navy Officer Education Program who successfully complete the program and receive a university degree are commissioned as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Captain Vanden Heuvel
Captain Sapp, USMC
Lieutenant Richard Scott
Master Sergeant Flores, USMC
Graduates of the program have a wide range of job and career opportunities as commissioned officers in the Navy or Marine Corps. Navy officers may choose duty in surface ships, aviation, submarines, or nursing. Marine Corps officers may choose aviation, infantry, armor, artillery, and a wide variety of other specialties. After graduation, all commissioned officers receive additional training in their chosen specialties.
Four-Year, Three-Year, and Two-Year Programs
Students can find detailed information about these program options at https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/.
Financial Benefits and Scholarships
A detailed description of the available financial benefits and scholarships can be found in the appropriate sections in the general introduction to the Military Officer Education Programs. Each year the Navy awards four-year scholarships for study at the University of Michigan to approximately 25 students chosen on the basis of selections made by a national committee which convenes weekly October through March. Three-year scholarships are sometimes available through a rigorous national selection process to college students who complete their freshman year. Two-year scholarships, which cover the final two years of college, are also available to college students who complete their sophomore year, on a "need of the service" basis. The availability of these scholarships is highly variable. Members must apply for fifth year benefits for any time past four years. The scholarships are awarded to students who have displayed exceptional academic potential. Criteria for eligibility vary among the several programs offered. Students not awarded a scholarship can enroll in the College Program, but must earn a scholarship or be selected by the Navy by their junior year to remain in the program. They will participate in all NROTC classes and activities and be eligible to re-apply for a scholarship at a later date. Details are available from the program chair.
Course of Study
Normally, students enroll in eight Naval Science courses during their participation in the program. In addition, all students are required to complete a specific core of college courses including calculus and physics. Scholarship students also participate in three-to-six week summer training exercises after their freshman and sophomore years, and all midshipmen participate in a similar training exercise upon completion of their junior year.
Depending upon the program in which they are enrolled, and the warfare specialty they choose, graduates' service obligation vary from five to eight years.
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