On October 12th, 2019 the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) at Oregon State University (OSU) welcomed Alumni from around the world at the annual Alumni Tailgater and Navy Birthday Ceremonial Cake Cut.  Current students, staff, active duty and retired alumni mustered together to share experience, eat good food, and support our Beaver Football Team. To celebrate the U.S. Navy's 244th birthday, a ceremonial cake cut was held where our youngest Midshipmen and our eldest Alumni ate the first pieces of cake, honoring the past and celebrating the future of our U.S. Navy.

The NROTC program was established to develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically; and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, loyalty, and the core values of honor, courage, and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers. The program enables qualified young men and women to attain a college education leading to a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps, and offers scholarship and non-scholarship opportunities for future Navy and Marine Corps officers.

Oregon States’ NROTC program is a leading commissioning source.  We were one of the first units to commission women officers to serve on submarines.  We commission Navy officers in all unrestricted line communities, including naval aviation, submarines, surface warfare, and naval special warfare.  Marine option students commission in aviation, ground combat and logistics.