|Arizona NROTC Future Midshipmen Requirements|
Applicants for NROTC scholarship programs must:
Qualifying Scores, Navy:
To receive commissions, midshipmen must complete all requirements for bachelor's degrees under university rules and regulations. They must also complete certain courses specified by the Navy. While requirements vary depending on the college, the Navy and Marine Corps are interested in producing top-quality officers, therefore success in academics in highly emphasized.
Students selected for the NROTC Scholarship Program take the normal course load required by the college or university for degree completion. Additionally, scholarship midshipmen are required to follow these general academic guidelines:
Candidates must pass a stringent physical examination to qualify for the NROTC Program.
The physical and scholarship qualification processes are independent determinations. Applicants must receive favorable endorsements in both areas before any NROTC scholarship can be granted. Many medical diagnoses are disqualifying and it is not possible to include a complete list here. Some of the more common conditions considered disqualifying include vision not correctable to 20/20 (each eye), no color vision, history of asthma, acute or chronic cardiac/pulmonary conditions, chronic skin disorders such as cystic acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or eczema, ununited fractures or major joint surgery, arthritis, seizure disorders, severe motion sickness susceptibility, alcohol or drug abuse and pregnancy.
The Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) schedules and reviews all physical examinations for service academies and NROTC candidates. Candidates applying for more than one military academy or ROTC scholarship will require only one physical examination.
If DODMERB determines a disqualifying medical condition exists, a written request is required for waiver consideration. Some disqualifying medical conditions may be waived after further review. Applicants will be notified by DODMERB of any additional requirements for medical history, consultations or diagnostic tests.Height--Men:
Weight--Proportionate to height.
Upon graduation, NROTC Scholarship Program Midshipmen are commissioned as ensigns in the Naval Reserve or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps Reserve. Midshipmen will have military service obligations of eight years in the unrestricted line (surface, submarine or aviation). At least four of those years are served in an active duty status.
Midshipmen disenrolled from the NROTC Scholarship Program for reasons beyond their control will normally be discharged without penalty. A minimum of two years of active enlisted service or recoupment of all tuition dollars may be required for midshipmen who disenroll or are disenrolled from the NROTC Scholarship Program for academic or personal reasons after the first day of their sophomore year.
If disenrolled, personnel who were originally on active duty and were released early to accept NROTC scholarships must complete their original enlisted contracts.