Naval ROTC

Naval ROTC, Florida A&M University



NROTC Florida A&M University's motto  Sic Itur Ad Mare, meaning 'such is the pathways to the seas', reflects the unique mission of NROTC:

"To develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, and loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage, and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated towards careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government."

First established in 1972, NROTC Florida A&M University (NROTC FAMU) has graduated and commissioned hundreds of Navy and Marine Corps officers. NROTC FAMU was the fourth of six NROTC Units to be established on the campus of a historically black university, and we have since grown to serve both Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College. We are proud to work together with all three institutions and the greater Tallahassee community to inspire, educate, and mentor our nation’s future leaders.



Affiliate Schools

NROTC FAMU consists of students from FAMU, FSU, and TCC.

Upon graduation, our students -- known as Midshipmen -- are commissioned into the U.S. Navy and U.S Marine Corps

NROTC FAMU serves FSU, TCC, and FAMU midshipmen.

Based in Tallahassee, FL

Joining The Program

NROTC provides qualified students with various benefits throughout college and a guaranteed job afterwards.

Individuals on NROTC Scholarships are enlisted into the Navy, or Marine Corps, Reserves and receive certain benefits not afforded to College Program students: who, in general, are participating in the NROTC program as civilians in the hopes of picking up a scholarship or Advanced Standing.

Though NROTC provides financial incentives and the possibility of receiving a Bachelor's degree with little to no debt, the real value in the program lies in the opportunity to lead the world's finest Sailors and Marines. Being a Naval Officer is a great responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly; thus, the few who do have the privilege to do so, end up with priceless leadership and managerial exposure, marketable skill sets, and life experiences far beyond their civilian counterparts.

College Program

Financial benefits totaling:


  1. Benefits:
  2. Free uniforms and Naval Science Text books
  3. Leadership and mentorship from experienced naval and marine corps officers.
  4. A positive recommendation to recieve an NROTC scholarship -- subject to performance
  5. No service obligation.
  1. Additional Info:
  2. Applicants must not have 30 or more semester hours or 45 or more quarter hours of college credit upon application
  3. College Program students are usally those who either were not awarded the NROTC scholarship or are already college freshmen or sophomores.
  4. College Program students are required to compete for the NROTC scholarships and must be awarded one to continue through the program after their sophomore year.


NROTC Scholarship

Financial benefits upwards of:


  1. Benefits:
  2.  Full tuition and fees
  3. A stipend for text books - $350/semester
  4. A subsistence allowance each academic month to spend freely; varies based off class year
    1. Freshman - $250/month
    2. Sophomore - $300/month
    3. Junior - $350/month
    4. Senior - $400/month
  5. Uniforms
  6. Four all-expense paid summer internships
  7. Freshman year in the program is free -- no strings attached.
  8. Guarenteed job upon graduation making approximately $60,000 - $90,000/year, with the potential to make upwards of $120,000/year after five years of service
  1. Additional Info:
  2. Applicants must not have 30 or more semester hours or 45 or more quarter hours of college credit upon application
  3. After sophomore year, the student incurs a military service obligation of five years upon graduation. Should a student drop the program prior to graduation, the scholarship must be repayed.



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Life as a Midshipmen

Too many good college experiences are spoiled by massive student debt or the need to take a job on the side. But when it comes to money matters, students in NROTC program can focus on their college experience.

NROTC students find time to pursue hobbies. Hang out with friends. Join student groups and intramural teams. And of course, focus on their academic performance. The NROTC program gives them the flexibility to truly turn their education into the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Naval Officers

“Our integrated Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard must maintain clear-eyed resolve to compete with, deter, and, if necessary, defeat our adversaries while we accelerate development of a modernized, integrated all-domain naval force for the future,” naval leadership wrote. “Our actions in this decade will shape the maritime balance of power for the rest of this century.”

Newly commissioned Naval Officers -- Navy Ensigns and Marine Corps Second Lieutenants -- from FAMU NROTC will lead the effort to modernize and adapt our combined naval-forces.

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