Welcome to the University of Michigan's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). Centrally located in North Hall on the university's campus in Ann Arbor, MI, the battalion prepares both University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University students for service as officers in both the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.
The NROTC Program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, and loyalty, and with the core valus of honor, courage, and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic progessional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and charater so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and governement.
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The Navy department, realizing that a reserve of qualified officers would be needed in the expansion incidental to an unforeseen emergency, established the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1926. Since then the program has steadily expanded. The NROTC Unit at the University of Michigan was first established in July 1940, with an initial enrollment of 110 students. In 1967, the Navy, the University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University signed a cross-town agreement whereby EMU students could participate in the Michigan NROTC program.