Department of Naval Science (Naval ROTC)
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4172 Broughton Hall
2601 Stinson Drive
NC State Box #7310
Raleigh, NC 27695-7310
The purpose of the Department of Naval Science is to develop midshipmen and enlisted officer candidates mentally, morally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to commission college graduates as Navy and Marine officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval services, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
4-year NROTC Program
There are two NROTC programs leading to a commission as a Navy or Marine Officer upon graduation: the Scholarship Program and the College Program.
The Scholarship Program leads to a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps. For students who receive a Navy/Marine Corps scholarship, the Navy will pay tuition and fees, provide a $375 book allowance each semester, supply uniforms, and pay a monthly tax-free subsistence allowance (currently $250 to $400 on a graduated scale; refer to the NROTC website for updates), to help defray the cost of normal board at the university. During the summers between school years, Navy scholarship students receive approximately 4 weeks of at-sea training conducted on ships, submarines, or aviation squadrons. For select students, training with mobile Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/SEAL teams is also possible during the summer prior to their senior year. Marine scholarship students participate in a Mountain Warfare Training course between sophomore and junior year and complete Marine Officer Candidate School between their junior and senior year. The minimum active duty obligation following graduation for scholarship students is five years but can vary greatly depending on the warfare community a student commissions into.
For those students who are interested in a commission and do not desire a scholarship, or for those who are seeking an opportunity to qualify for a scholarship after entering NC State, the College Program is available. Selection for the College Program is made from students already enrolled at NC State with applications being accepted and considered by the staff of the NROTC unit. Students enrolled in the College Program are provided uniforms and Naval Science textbooks. Students in the College Program are eligible to compete for merit based scholarships annually. If selected for a merit based scholarship, the student would begin their next academic year on a full scholarship, identical to the Scholarship Program description above.
If not selected for a three or two year side load scholarship, College Program students compete for selection to continue NROTC as “Advanced Standing” students at the end of their sophomore year. Selection is based on academic and demonstrated professional performance. Those selected for Advanced Standing receive a monthly subsistence allowance during the final two years of the program (refer to the NROTC website for amounts). College Program midshipmen participate in a single summer training cruise between the junior and senior year. Except for administrative differences, no distinction is made between Scholarship and College Program midshipmen. The minimum active duty commitment following graduation for College Program students is three years but can vary based on the warfare community a student commissions into.
The Two-Year Scholarship Program offers an opportunity to participate in NROTC in the final two years of University study. This program is offered only intermittently by the Navy and may or may not be available during any given year.
Applications for this program must be completed by early Spring prior to the starting year. Upon selection, the candidate attends a six-week training course at Newport, Rhode Island, during the summer between the sophomore and junior years so that he or she may receive instruction in the Naval Science subjects normally covered in the first two years at NC State. Participants in this training course receive uniforms, room and board, and officer candidate pay during the summer period and, upon satisfactory completion of training, enter the NROTC program as third year students. The application process can be time consuming. In order to meet the Spring deadline, students are encouraged to contact the Department of Naval Science before December 1 of their sophomore year.
Commissioning and Service
Graduates of the Navy program are commissioned as Ensigns and are selected to serve in one of the Navy’s front line warfare communities (Surface Warfare, Surface Nuclear, Submarine/Nuclear Power, Pilot, Naval Flight Officer, Special Operations/EOD, or Special Warfare/SEAL). Graduates of the Marine program are commissioned as Second Lieutenants and attend the Marine Officer Basic School at Quantico, Virginia where they select their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
Academic excellence is emphasized and commensurate participation in the full range of campus extra curricular activities is encouraged. The NROTC unit is organized as a midshipmen battalion to facilitate leadership development. The battalion is staffed entirely by midshipmen under the supervision of staff instructors. Additionally, midshipmen have opportunities to examine all aspects of life in the Navy and Marine Corps and gain leadership experience through field trips, summer cruise, and social activities.
Further information regarding application for and admission into the NC State Naval ROTC may be obtained on campus in Room 4165 Broughton Hall, by writing to the Professor of Naval Science, Campus Box 7310, NC State, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7310 or by contacting the unit recruiting officer, LT Anthony Scalabrino at 919-515-6218 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Military Science (Army ROTC), the Department of Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC), and the Department of Naval Science (Naval ROTC) are separate academic and administrative subdivisions of the institution. Students in the ROTC programs will receive free elective credit for Aerospace Studies (AS), Military Studies (MS), or Naval Science (NS) courses up to the limit of free electives in their curriculum.
- CAPT Marc Stern
- Maj Joseph Steinfels, USMC, Associate Professor of Naval Science - NS210
- LT Anthony Scalabrino, USN - NS110, Assistant Professor of Naval Science
- LT Samuel Ansel, USN - NS325, Assistant Professor of Naval Science
- LT Richard (Lee) Bowie, USN - NS315, Assistant Professor of Naval Science
- Capt Barry Morris, USMC - NS430 & NS330, Assistant Professor of Naval Science
- LT Abigail Rorapaugh, Assistant Professor of Naval Scienze
- GySgt Roshod Browning, USMC - NS110, Naval Scienc Lecturer