Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps is a long-standing program through which the Navy and Marine Corps can commission officers in addition to the Naval Academy’s graduates. Midshipmen in the program complete basic physical, mental, and professional training to prepare them for their future careers.

The Houston Consortium is commanded by CAPT Timothy E. Symons and is comprised of two Units: Prairie View A&M University Unit, and the Rice University Unit, which consists of University of Houston, Houston Baptist University, and Texas Southern University.

The Prairie View Unit has about 60 future officers, although we are apart of the smallest NROTC programs it is still well-ran and elite. PVAMU is of the most historical units due to it being the first NROTC at an Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we have continued to keep up the standard high.

Program Types

Full scholarship midshipmen have been awarded national Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET) scholarships to pay for the full cost of their education, books, uniforms, and monthly stipends. They may either have applied for the scholarship prior to entering college, or joined NROTC as part of the “College Program” (see below) and then applied to be “on scholarship.”

College program midshipmen are not currently receiving scholarships but are actively pursuing them. They receive naval science classes and uniforms.

The Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) allows outstanding enlisted Marines an opportunity, once selected for the program, to pursue a baccalaureate degree and receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant. MECEP students remain on active duty and participate in NROTC unit activities with the rest of the scholarship and college program midshipmen.

NROT faculty and students

Hobart Thomas Taylor Sr. Hall

Mailing Address

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
P.O. Box 519 – Mail Stop 2968
Prairie View, TX 77446

Physical Address

Hobart Thomas Taylor Sr. Hall, T.R. Solomon Street
Phone: (936) 261-1630
Fax: (936) 261-1635
Email: ctchambers@pvamu.edu

Schedule an Officer Interview

To schedule an officer interview, please contact:

LT Cordaress Chambers
Phone: (936) 261-1630
Email: ctchambers@pvamu.edu