Summer Cruise

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Summer Cruise Information

CORTRAMID - Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen
  • CORTRAMID typically takes place during the summer between the freshman and sophomore year in either San Diego, California or Norfolk, Virginia. It is a month-long Navy-Marine Corps sampler where a week is spent with four communities: Surface, Submarines, Aviation, and Marine Corps. Midshipmen get hands-on experience, insight into the communities from current officers, and meet with midshipmen from other ROTC units around the country.
2/C Cruise and FMF
  • Second Class (2/C) Cruise, for Navy Options, takes place during the summer between the sophomore and junior year. Individuals get to put in preferences for cruise time and community. They may go on a surface cruise, a submarine cruise, an aviation cruise with jets, helicopters, or maritime aircraft, or foreign exchange programs. They will shadow either a junior officer or enlisted on day-to-day activiites on the ship, sub, or squadron and to get a feel of what life is like in the fleet.

  • Fleet Marine Month (FMF)-Marine Month takes place during the summer between sophomore and junior year for Marine optiions. These Midshipmen are exposed to the Marine air-ground task force as well as the different specialties within the Marine Corps and what life looks like on a Marine base.
1/C Cruise, SOAS, and OCS
  • First Class (1/C) Cruise, for Navy Options, takes place during the summer between the junior and senior year. Individuals get to put in preferences for cruise time and community. They may go on a surface cruise, a submarine cruise, an aviation cruise with jets, helicopters, or maritime aircraft, or foreign exchange programs. Once there, the Midshipmen are assigned to a junior officer running mate to shadow and learn about day-to-day activities on the ship, sub, or in the squadron. This cruise gives Midshipmen the opportunity to get a better glimpse into life as an officer in the Navy. While there is no established curriculum, embarking on a First Class cruise is a requirement for commissioning for Navy-option Midshipmen.

  • For Navy options interested in becoming Navy SEALs, they must apply and get accepted into SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS). This also takes place between the junior and senior year. Midshipmen go to Coronado, California for three weeks to train and be evaluated in rigorous land and water physical training as well as meet various SEAL teams to learn what life is like as a Navy SEAL. Completing SOAS is a requirement in order to request Navy SEAL on your service selection.

  • OCS, for Marine Options, also takes place during the summer between the junior and senior year. Midshipmen go to Quantico, Virginia for 6 weeks to train and be evaluated in rigorous physical activities and leadership reaction exercises. Completing Officer Candidates School is a requirement for commissioning for Marine-option Midshipmen.