The mission of the NROTC is to develop Midshipmen, Officer Candidates, and MECEPs mentally, morally and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment in order to commission college graduates as Naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated towards careers in the Naval service, and have potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest ideals of command, citizenship, and government.
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The Battalion here at the University of Arizona is made up of a terrific mix of over 100 students: students from high schools around the country; scholarship students coming directly from the Fleet; and Sailors and Marines on active duty in the STA-21 and MECEP programs. This mix provides a unique environment where academics, physical training, and leadership training are heavily flavored with the experiences of the Fleet.
NROTC provides an outstanding opportunity for students to develop the moral courage, mental acuity, and physical strength required to succeed as leaders in the world's finest Navy and Marine Corps -- to serve your nation and yourself.
As a member of the University of Arizona NROTC Unit, you will develop your leadership skills to a level which you never envisioned. You will become a well-rounded leader who will be ready and able to tackle the dynamic and challenging environment of today's military. You will experience leadership challenges and responsibility that your civilian counterparts can only dream of.
This program is stimulating, challenging, and rewarding. Graduates fly high-performance aircraft, sail the world's oceans in surface combatants, patrol the depths in submarines, and lead platoons of Marines on combat missions.
Hollywood uses terms such as 'warrior' and 'patriot' in movie titles. As a member of this unit, you will come to understand the significance of these terms as you aspire to another -- that of leader.