The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) unit at Carnegie Mellon University is one of 71 Naval ROTC units across the nation. Commissioned 16 December 1987, the unit at Carnegie Mellon is one of the finest ROTC units in the country with students from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University and a staff of seven active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel.
The Naval ROTC program was established in 1925 to provide additional Naval Reserve Officers. Now the Naval ROTC Program produces more officers for the Navy and the Marine Corps than any other program. The mission of Naval ROTC is to develop the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty. The goal is to commission United States Navy and Marine Corps officers who readily assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
The unit's midshipmen have demonstrated that they are some of the most active and motivated students on campus. They hold positions of leadership in many campus organizations such as fraternities/sororities, clubs, and varsity sports. The unit competes in nearly every intramural sport offered and sends teams to compete against other ROTC units in drill, sports, and track and field.