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On June 11th, 2021, 10 Navy option and 4 Marine option Beaver Battalion midshipmen commissioned into Navy and Marine Corps as Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants. The event was held outside at the OSU Student Experience Center Plaza at 5:00p.m. The event was organized consistent with state/county phased guidelines and the university’s resumption plan. Group size, physical distancing, face coverings, and other safety protocols were in effect.
The guest speaker this year was Lieutenant Colonel (RET.) Joseph C. Shusko, a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
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.