The Houston Consortium is commanded by CAPT Michael A. Carambas 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.
The History of NROTC At PVAMU
September 1968 – The Prairie View A&M University officially inaugurates the NROTC unit on campus. The unit’s first Commanding Officer is CAPT Francis X. Brady, a World War Two veteran and a member of the United States Naval War College.
May 1970 – The first class of 13 MIDN commissioned from PVAMU.
May 1979 – The Prairie View A&M University commissioned their first female Naval Officer, Wanda Leonard.
September 1978- The Prairie View A&M University has commissioned over 100 MIDN into the Navy and Marine Corps.
August 1992-The Prairie View A&M University NROTC became a member of the Naval ROTC Houston Consortium.
April 2003 – The Prairie View A&M University Unit dedicates the NROTC building to Vice Admiral David L. Brewer, from the first class of commissioned officers out of PVAMU.