Prairie View A&M University graduates proudly serve all over the world as Navy and Marine Corps Officers. The goal of the PV NROTC Unit is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty. Whether you are currently a midshipmen serving in the Panther Battalion or a prospective student that is thinking of joining, you will receive your training from a combination of Navy and Marine Corps active duty staff with over a century of professionalism, knowledge and experience.
Upon graduation, newly commissioned Second Lieutenants will attend The Basic School in Quantico, VA for 23 weeks before assignment to a military occupational specialty school or naval aviation flight training. Marine Options may secure an aviation contract while in the NROTC program by meeting the minimum requirements on the ASTB and being physically qualified. For further information on aviation contracts see the MOI.
Navy.Newly commissioned Ensigns will be assigned in one of the following areas:
Surface Warfare. Midshipmen choosing this option will attend 2 months of Basic Division Officers Course (BDOC) in San Diego, CA or Norfolk, VA learning the basics of serving as a Division Officer aboard fleet ships and typically report to their ships within a few months of commissioning.
Submarines or Surface Warfare (Nuclear). A midshipman may apply for the nuclear power program after completion of all calculus and physics requirements and within two years of graduation. To increase eligibility, students are encouraged to pursue majors in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories, though not required. If accepted, each student will be eligible for the Nuclear Accession Bonus. Upon receiving their commission, applicants for the submarine community will attend Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC, while Surface Line (N) will proceed for fleet duty. Submarine and Surface Nuclear Officers will serve a minimum of five years active duty. For further information contact the Nuclear Programs Officer.
Aviation. If academically and physically qualified, midshipmen may request pilot or naval flight officer training. Initial training begins at Pensacola, Florida. Students must take the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB) before the start of their fourth year and meet the minimum requirements for pilot or naval flight officer. Midshipmen selected as Student Naval Aviators will serve a minimum of eight years following completion of flight school while those selected as Student Naval Flight Officers will serve a minimum of six years following completion of flight school.
Special Warfare. Academically and physically qualified midshipmen may apply for selection in the SEAL or EOD warfare areas. Initial training begins at Coronado, California for SEAL and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida for EOD. SEAL and EOD officers will serve a minimum of five years active duty.
Restricted Line/Staff Corps. Normally, first class midshipmen may apply for a Navy Commission in a Restricted Line or Staff Corps community only if not physically qualified for the Unrestricted Line. For those qualified for Unrestricted Line duty, it is still possible to apply for a Restricted Line or Staff Corps position. However, these positions are highly competitive and selection is rare. For further information contact class advisors.