NROTC Midshipmen Graduate From New Student Indoctrination
August 15, 2019
August 13, 2019 - Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen candidates stand in formation in Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command (RTC) during their graduation ceremony marking the completion NROTC New Student Indoctrination Cycle 2.
The young men and women from across the country are entering their freshman year of the NROTC program at universities nationwide this fall. They underwent a three-week indoctrination program hosted at RTC, the U. S. Navy’s only boot camp, which provides standardized entry-level militarization and prepares midshipmen with a common training orientation.
They are led by Navy-option 1st class and Marine-option 2nd class midshipmen, instructors and staff from NROTC units across the country. The staff is overseeing and instructing the midshipmen candidates with assistance from the Recruit Division Commanders and instructors assigned to RTC as well as active duty Marine Corps Drill Instructors.
NSI provides basic training in five warfighting fundamentals ... Fire Fighting, Damage Control, Seamanship, Watchstanding and Small Arms Handling and Marksmanship ... to begin creating basically trained, smartly disciplined, tough and courageous future Navy and Marine Corps Officers.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Navy photos by Scott Thornbloom and MC1 Amanda Kitchner