To develop Midshipmen and Officer Candidates morally, mentally, and physically; to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to commission college graduates as officers who possess a basic professional background; are motivated toward careers in the Navy and Marine Corps; and have a potential for future development in intellect and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.


The core values of the Navy and Marine Corps. Reaching as far back in Naval history as the nation's first sailors and Marines, these values have gone unchanged as a commitment to excellence. The whole of our Naval services observe these traditional values as a source of pride that bridges a rich history to a positive future, and the NROTC at the University of Kansas is no different.


"The Navy has both a tradition and a future - and we look with pride and confidence in both directions."

Admiral George Anderson
01 August 1961
Chief of Naval Operations