Mission StatementUSMC cadet at OSU graduation ceremony

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically. To imbue them with the highest ideals of duty and loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward a career in naval service, and have a potential for further development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.

The Sailor's Creed

I am a United States Sailor. I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment. I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

Intent of our Program

The staff and students of the Beaver Battalion will relentlessly pursue excellence with Pride, Professionalism and Purpose, focusing on our mission of training junior officers to lead Sailors and Marines in the Fleet.