General

The Naval ROTC Unit at Auburn University was founded in 1946 and is one of the oldest NROTC Units in the Nation. Auburn's NROTC Marine program is designed for Marine-Option Midshipmen that attend the University following high school and active duty Marines in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP). During the 2014-2015 academic year, Auburn’s Naval ROTC consisted of 2 active duty Marines and 23 Marine-Option Midshipmen.

 
Battalion General Military Training
The following outlines the Naval Science requirements for Auburn Marines.
 

MECEP Students

Marine-Option Midshipman

NAVS 1010 Intro to Naval Science

NAVS 2010 Seapower (Naval History)

NAVS 2020 Principles of Naval Leadership I

NAVS 3030 Evolution of Warfare

NAVS 3030 Evolution of Warfare

NAVS 4030 Amphibious Warfare

NAVS 4030 Amphibious Warfare

NAVS 4020 Leadership and Ethics (Marine)

NAVS 4020 Leadership and Ethics (Marine)

**American Military History / National Security policy

 
 
Professional Development Lab
These periods of instruction consist of basic military skills necessary for success at Officer Candidates School (OCS) and the foundation of a career in the Marine Corps. These include things like basic small unit tactics, land navigation, close order drill, and other military skills. These events help to prepare the Midshipmen for OCS, encourage personal leadership development, and instill confidence and proficiency. These classes are usually taught on Thursdays from 0600-0700
 
Marine Physical Training (PT)

All Marines and Marine-Option Midshipmen participate in Marine PT on Tuesday and Thursday from 0745 until 0845.  The PT program is progressive and ranges from conditioning hikes, body weight exercises, medium and long distance runs, O-Course practice runs, and other demanding events. There is a standard Marine Corps Obstacle Course on campus, as well as numerous pull up bars, ropes, tires, and other aids for working out.   The goal of our PT program is to introduce the students to a lifestyle of physical fitness similar to that which they will experience at OCS and throughout a career in the Marine Corps at home and in combat.

 
Semper Fidelis Society
This organization is comprised of students who are pursuing a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps while completing their undergraduate degree. All Marines and Marine-option students in Auburn's NROTC may become members of the society.  "Semper Fidelis," Latin for "Always Faithful," seeks to strengthen the core values of honor, courage and commitment, that the nation expects of men and women who aspire to be Marines.  Meetings alternate between "business meetings" and informal social gatherings.
 
Summer Training

All scholarship midshipmen attend summer training between academic years.  MECEP students attend Officer Candidate School prior to their first academic year.  During the summers, MECEP students will attend classes.  College Program (non-scholarship) midshipmen only attend Officer candidate school following their junior year.

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Summer following

Scholarship Midshipmen

MECEP Students

College Program Students

Freshman year

CORTRAMID

Attend Classes

No requirement

Sophomore year

Mountain Warfare School

Attend Classes

No requirement

Junior year

Officer Candidate School

Attend Classes

Officer Candidate School

Typical Week
The schedule below shows the program requirements for a typical Auburn Marine student.  Add to this schedule your academic schedule and any personal hobbies or commitments you may have.  We recommend that incoming freshmen limit their first semester to 15 credit hours in order to adjust to the requirements of the program.
Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

0600-0700

N/A

Battalion GMT

N/A

Pro Lab

N/A

0745-0845

N/A

PT

N/A

PT

N/A

1630-1830
N/A
N/A
Drill Team
Drill Team
N/A


Last Updated: Oct. 28, 2014

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