On the 25th of October 2019, the Beaver Battalion held their annual Fall Ball. The ball is an opportunity to practice centuries-old military customs and tradition. It is also an opportunity for Freshmen to formally introduce themselves to our battalion leadership.  The Beaver Battalion had the honor of hosting Colonel David W. McMorries USMC, Ret as our guest of honor. Colonel McMorries currently works at Oregon State University as the Assistant Provost and Chief Information Security Officer. The Officer in Charge for Fall Ball was MIDN 2/C Stefanou, who organized an exceptional night of tradition, toasting, and dancing.

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.