Why should you apply for the Wisconsin NROTC program?
The purpose of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps is to physically and mentally prepare young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. Since 1948, The University of Wisconsin NROTC has been commissioning bright, competent officers into the fleet.
In addition to providing a college education, NROTC gives young adults all the tools they need and more to lead and succeed in the Armed Forces and civilian sector. By the time they commission, midshipmen will have had the opportunity to lead amongst their peers, develop skills unique to the Navy and Marine Corps, and enjoy the unique experience as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Students entering the NROTC program fall into one of the following categories:
- Scholarship Students: Those who received an NROTC scholarship as a Navy or Marine option out of high school.
- College Program Students: Those who do not currently have a scholarship but have joined the Unit as a freshmen or sophomore to compete for a 2 or 3 year scholarship.
- STA-21: Navy enlisted service members who were selected to receive a commission via NROTC.
- MECEP: Marine Enlisted Commissioning Program. For Marine enlisted service members.
Prospective students are invited to take a tour of our building and talk with NROTC staff about the program. To schedule an appointment, please call or email any staff member.