Battalion Activities

UNL NROTC


The NROTC program requires Midshipmen to participate in many activities and classes meant to teach leadership and naval knowledge and improve physical fitness. These activities are as follows:


 

 

PT

Physical Training (PT)

Physical Training (PT) is conducted early in the morning three days a week. The purpose of PT is to not only improve the physical fitness of the Midshipmen, but also to improve leadership skills, discipline, and unit cohesion.

PT often consists of running, calisthenics, competitive workouts, weight training, and stretching. Occasionally the Midshipmen will compete in games for PT such as football, ultimate frisbee, soccer, and basketball.

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drill

Battalion Drill

Battalion drill is conducted once a week and is intended to teach marching, rifle movements, customs, and courtesies.

Drill also gives upper-class marine options the opportunity to lead the the battalion in marching and drill movements in order to prepare them for OCS.


 

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Naval Science Lab

Naval Science Lab is conducted once a week and is a required course (NAVS-100) for Midshipmen to take each semester. Lab consists of important training, ceremonies, and battalion events. The entire Midshipmen battalion and staff attends.


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Naval Science Courses

As part of the NROTC curriculum, Midshipmen are required to take a naval science course each semester. The list of required courses for Navy Option and Marine Option Midshipmen is as follows:


NAVY OPTION COURSES

  • Fall semester first year: NAVS 111 - Intro to Naval Science
  • Spring semester first year: NAVS 112 – Seapower & Maritime Affairs
  • Fall semester second year: NAVS 401 - Leadership & Management
  • Spring semester second year: NAVS 331 - Navigation
  • Fall semester third year: NAVS 222 - Weapons Systems
  • Spring semester third year: NAVS 231 - Naval Engineering
  • Fall semester fourth year: NAVS 322 - Naval Operations and Seamanship
  • Spring semester fourth year: NAVS 412 - Leadership & Ethics

MARINE OPTION COURSES

  • Fall semester first year: NAVS 111 - Intro to Naval Science
  • Spring semester first year: NAVS 112 – Seapower & Maritime Affairs
  • Fall semester second year: NAVS 401 - Leadership & Management
  • Fall semester third year: NAVS 321 - Evolution of Warfare
  • Spring semester third year: National Security Elective
  • Fall semester fourth year: NAVS 421 - Amphibious Warfare
  • Spring semester fourth year: NAVS 412 - Leadership & Ethics

 

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