Summer Cruise

A Summer Training period is held annually to furnish NROTC midshipmen the opportunity to gain experience in the practical application of their studies in Naval Science. These training periods are normally four weeks in length. NROTC scholarship midshipmen are required to participate in summer training during each of the three summers betweenfreshman and senior years.

Third Class Summer Training

Conducted between the freshman and sophomore academic years for all scholarship students, Career Orientation and Training for midshipmen (CORTRAMID) is a warfare community indoctrination. Nurse Corps Option Midshipmen do not attend CORTRAMID. The Nurse Corps third class cruise is at-sea training with the midshipmen assigned to the Medical Department of the ship.

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Second Class Summer Training

Conducted between the sophomore and junior academic years for all scholarship students. This is normally at-sea training on surface ships and submarines, furnishing midshipmen with basic shipboard orientation and an introduction to enlisted life and the roles of the work center supervisor. Second class midshipmen who did not participate in CORTRAMID as third class midshipmen may do so in lieu of second class cruise if billets are available. Nurse Corps Option midshipmen who did not attend third class cruise will participate in the second class at-sea training. Marine Option midshipmen will normally attend Mountain Warfare Training(MWT) in Bridgeport, CA. However, if their PFT score is 244-225 and they do not receive PNS approval for MWT, they will participate in an amphibious surface cruise.

First Class Summer Training

Conducted between the junior and senior academic years for all first class NROTC midshipmen. First class cruise provides exposure to the officer and wardroom environment and is normally executed in an at-sea training environment aboard a ship. First class Navy Option midshipmen may also opt for aviation, submarine, or foreign exchange (FOREXTRAMID). Marine Option first class Midshipmen attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, VA. The Nurse Corps Option first class cruise is at a naval hospital, with the primary training objective to learn the organizational structure and functions of a naval hospital and to gain appreciation for the concept of Navy healthcare.

Eligibility for Summer Training

An official PFA score of “Good Low” is required for all summer training assignments. Marine Option midshipmen must have an official PFT score of 200 in order to attend CORTRAMID and a 225 to attend OCS and MWTC. A score of 275 is highly recommended for successful completion of OCS, a score of 225-244 will require PNS approval to attend MWTC and a score of 200-224 will require PNS approval to attend CORTRAMID.