This is the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Kansas. Often underrated, the Jayhawk Battalion consistently produces Navy and Marine Corps officers among the best in the country. With a proven track record of success at national drill meets, our unit is quickly fostering a reputation of excellence among NROTCs, particularly those in the Midwest.
With roots dating back to 1942, the Jayhawk Battalion has a long and distinguished history at KU. Midshipmen hail our program for allowing them to attend college as traditional students while receiving training vital to their success in the fleet. Better yet, the Jayhawk Battalion has an exemplary record of Midshipmen earning a commission into their warfare areas of choice.


Congratulations to the newest Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants!


Support Us

Support the Dwight G. Rickman Naval Award Fund. CLICK HERE to donate.

Schedule an Officer Interview

CLICK HERE or call 785-864-1184 to schedule an Officer Interview with our Recruiting Officer.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today