The purpose of the NROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.



Unlike our brothers and sisters at the Naval Academy, NROTC students enjoy the benefits of a traditional college lifestyle. We meet for physical training, naval classes, and professional development for a total of about ten hours per week, leaving plenty of time for life outside the unit. In order to achieve the mission of NROTC, every member of the battalion will earn leadership positions, and receive tutelage from our active duty officers on staff. Due to the size of the Jayhawk Battalion, this gives everyone an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience in preparation for the fleet. This blend of leadership development with a college lifestyle is prized among Midshipmen and unique to NROTC. 



The motto of the Jayhawk Battalion. As the only ROTC to serve two uniformed services, cooperation among the Navy and Marine Corps is critical to mission success both in the unit and in the fleet. Along with the NROTC mission and our core values, teamwork is a top priority at the Jayhawk Battalion. This teamwork carries itself beyond the confines of battalion evolutions, creating an atmosphere unique to the Jayhawk Battalion and a sense of camaraderie that is unrivaled on campus and in the Midwest.

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