Fast Facts


  • NC State has been a host unit for the Naval ROTC program since 1988 but our history dates back to 1979.
  • We are part of NC State’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs.
  • We are also a member of the North Carolina Piedmont Region Consortium which is one of the premier NROTC units in the United States.


  • We are the largest NROTC unit in North Carolina with over 130 students
  • We have 8 Active Duty staff members and 4 Government Service or University employees
  • The Naval ROTC Wolfpack Battalion consists of Midshipmen, Officer Candidates (active duty student Sailors) and MECEP students (active duty Marine students)
  • The Naval ROTC has two recognized student organizations:   The Quarterdeck Society and the Semper Fidelis Society.


The Naval ROTC is currently located in Broughton Hall along with the Army and Air Force ROTC units.  We will move back to our traditional home in historic Reynolds Coliseum around 2017.


  • Naval ROTC students conduct weekly physical training, leadership laboratory, professional development, academic tutoring and study hall sessions.
  • Our students provide the color guard for NC State Athletic Events, execute morning colors, and are involved in community service projects.
  • Scholarship Midshipmen conduct summer cruise training which includes but is not limited to going on US Naval warships and submarines, flying in military aircraft, and firing multiple infantry weapon systems.
  • Our students receive a commission as Ensigns in the United States Navy and Second Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps upon the completion of their baccalaureate degree and other military requirements.

Last Updated: 29 September 2015

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