New Student Indoctrination (NSI) is a 3-week summer training program for midshipmen candidates to be engrained in a militarized way of life. During the 3 weeks, students will be tested physically, mentally, and emotionally to develop the foundation of the Navy's core values of honor, courage, and commitment. New Student Indoctrination provides basic training in five warfighting competencies - fire fighting, damage control, seamanship, watchstanding and small arms handling and marksmanship - to begin creating basically trained, smartly disciplined, tough and courageous future Navy and Marine Corps Officers. Throughout the three weeks at RTC midshipmen candidates will undergo initial militarization while training in basic firefighting, watch standing, seamanship, navigation, force protection, drill, and swimming along with physical fitness training and military inspections by the NROTC staff members. They will also receive military education including customs and courtesies, and military history. NSI culminates in a graduation ceremonial oath and promotion to Midshipman 4/C.
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New Student Orientation (NSO) - Hampton Roads, VA
Incoming 4/C CP Students
New Student Orientation (NSO) is a 4 day summer training program for midshipmen candidates who did not attend NSI, typically College Programmers. The orientation weekend will be held before classes begin and will introduce a standardized and militarized lifestyle. Led by the unit's Assistant Marine Officer Instructors (AMOIs), the midshipmen candidates will be tested physically, mentally, and emotionally while they develop the foundation of the Navy's core values of honor, courage, and commitment. Students will receive physical training, swim training, close order drill, educational briefs, a US Navy ship tour and much more to improve discipline and general military knowledge. The training scheduled culminates in a Pass-In-Review ceremony that is open to family and friends. More information will be disseminated closer to NSO for those accepted in the program.