NROTC student experience

Your Membership helps support the NROTC student activities. Scroll through the pictures below to see your impact.

Navy ROTC Virtual Program – Women Leaders: Insights From The Fleet

Two female active duty officers, one a Rear Admiral and the other a Lieutenant Commander, share their perspectives as Navy leaders. They talk to us about their Navy experiences and offer insights on how they have dealt with difficult challenges as woman leaders, their successes, and what has kept them motivated.

Enjoy the video: Women Leaders: Insights From The Fleet

Navy ROTC Virtual Program – Life After Submarine Selection

Two OSU NROTC alumni, both submarine service senior officers, and three active duty submarine service officers discuss a career as submariners. They discuss the training pipeline and what a junior officer can expect upon reporting to their first boat. They also speak to what a submarine deployment is like, what a submarine service career path looks like. An finally they address life after the Navy with the skills they built during their service. All you never knew about being a submarine officer “brought to the surface.”

Enjoy the video: Life After Submarine Selection

NROTC Midshipmen Participate in the Lawrence Miller Flag Ceremony

On Friday September 28, 2023 the Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC cadets and midshipmen conducted the annual Major Lawrence Miller Flag Ceremony and flags replacement on campus.

This year the event was hosted by the Army ROTC.  The keynote speaker was Major General Walter M. Duzzny USA (OSU Army ROTC ’89).

After the ceremony squads of AROTC and AFROTC cadets and NROTC midshipmen replaced all flags on campus buildings.

Enjoy the video and article:  Annual Flag Ceremony Restores Stars and Stripes at Ohio State.

This website provides insight to the Major Lawrence Miller Military Community Advocate (MCA) Program:Alumnus creates national foundation to support military-connected students | College of Arts and Sciences.

And you might also be interested in this article about incoming OSU President Walter “Ted” Carter.  President Carter is also known as VADM Walter Carter, USN (ret):  President Ted Carter.

59th Annual NROTC Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Recipients

The OSU NROTC Unit held the 59th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21, 2023. The Society participated by bestowing scholarships funded by your NROTC Scholarship fund donations and scholarships funded by Society President Steve Drefahl and Society member Dennis Groves. Additionally, GYSGT William Puckett USMC was awarded a plaque in appreciation of his outstanding support of The Society during his tenure as Assistant Marine Officer Instructor. Enjoy the pictures from the event.

The 2023 Buckeye Invitational

On March 25, 2023 the unit hosted the Buckeye Invitational Competition.  Midshipmen from The University of Rochester, Penn State University, Purdue University, The University of Illinois, Marquette University, North Carolina State University, The University of South Carolina and The State University of New York Maritime College competed in military and physical fitness skill events.  Here are a few pictures of the competition.


The NROTC Alumni Society was pleased to present five outstanding midshipmen with $2,000 scholarships on April 22, 2022, at the 58th Annual NROTC Awards Ceremony.

Society President Steve Drefahl presented the scholarship awards. RDML Jennifer S. Couture, Commander, Naval Service Training Command and CAPT Darrell Canady, Professor of Naval Science joined Steve for the presentations.

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