To be a member of the NYC NROTC Battalion, you must be admitted to one of the following schools:
SUNY Maritime College
To find out more about these institutions' application processes, click any of the following links:
Upon admission, you can contact our unit and join us as a:
College Program candidate
Gives you the option to switch into the SSO program
You can apply and recieve a national scholarship and become a scholarship candidate
You can receive advanced standing with guaranteed commissioning
Strategic Sealift Officer candidate
You must be enrolled at SUNY Maritime
You must receive a 4-year, 3-year, or 2-year scholarship
Our midshipmen come in with either a four-year scholarship, or begin as a college program candidate and earn two or three-year scholarships, or advanced standing during their time in the unit.
More information about the NROTC scholarship can be found below:
Midshipmen on scholarship are required to attend a summer training session for three to five weeks each year.
A Day in the Life of an NYC NROTC Midshipman
by MIDN Ling, NROTC Battalion PAO
0545: It's still dark and we're sitting in our PT gear near the football field waiting for formation
0550: Around this time, you'll hear "Move out onto the field." That's when we all file onto the football field and get into formation.
0600: Accountability is taken, and we are in formation and ready to warm up.
0605: After the PTI leads us through a series of warm-up movements, we fall out and begin our workout of the day.
0610: When the weather is nice, the workout may include a campus run.
0620: If we are doing bodyweight exercises, we will usually form a large circle to keep everyone accountable.
0650: After everyone has worked up a good sweat, we begin cool down stretches. Usually by this time, the sun is up and the Manhattan skyline is clearly visible.
0655: We gather together in a school circle to hear any last announcements from the battalion staff.
0700: "Battalion, dismissed." We hear this at the end of every PT. That's when we stand at attention and say, "Dismissed, aye sir/ma'am, good morning sir/ma'am." Then it's off to breakfast.
1600: We muster around Marvin-Tode Hall in our khakis, waiting for formation.
1610: If it's inspection day, we'll check each others' uniforms beforehand to ensure we are ready.
1615: Squad Leaders take accountability and report it up through the chain of command.
1620: Everyone is in formation, the midshipman CO walks out and tells the company commanders to carry out the plan of the day.
1630: Most of the time, we are in the lecture hall where we hear talks and trainings from the unit staff.
1640: Sometimes, we have the honor of hearing distinguished guests speak to us. Keep a pen and notepad handy to write down important lessons.
1700: The Marines might go on a ruck march around campus, or train on the obstacle course. You'll know if they worked hard because they always return drenched in sweat.
1730: If it's Captain's Cup day, we will all be in our PT gear, ready for some competition against the other companies.
1810: Lead lab isn't finished without some good old battalion staff announcements.
1820: We are dismissed. Lead labs can be lenghty, but they are an essential part of our training at NYC NROTC.
NROTC at SUNY Maritime • Marvin-Tode Hall • 6 Pennyfield Ave, NY 10465 • Phone: 718-409-7269 • Fax: 718-409-7402