Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

Sea Trials

This 10-day course is completed by scholarship Midshipmen during the summer before Junior year and is aimed to develop the future officers’ knowledge, comprehension, application, and demonstration of six core competencies including Naval Orientation and Officership, Leadership and Ethics, Seapower and Naval History, Programs and Policies, Technical Foundations and Naval Warfare, and Seamanship and Navigation.

Throughout the 10 days, midshipmen will be trained in firefighting, damage control, watchstanding, seamanship, navigation, force protection, and swimming along with physical fitness and military inspection by NROTC staff. At the culmination of Sea Trials, midshipmen must pass a final exam to demonstrate their proficiency to advance in training and readiness to serve in the Fleet.