About Naval ROTC

NROTC Boston University is one of the nation’s best and largest commissioning sources for Navy and Marine Corps officers. Since opening our doors in 1983, we have commissioned more than 600 Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants into active service in the U.S. military. Those officers have made immeasurable contributions to national defense at home, as well as world peace abroad.

While headquartered at Boston University, our staff also directly trains students from Boston College, and nurses from Northeastern University. These students travel to Boston University 3 – 4 times a week for NROTC training events.

NROTC Mission

To develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically and 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 careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.

The Sailors’ 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.