New Student Orientation

From: Commanding Officer
To:   Incoming Midshipmen  
1.  Congratulations on your decision to become a part of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) as a member of the University of California, Berkeley Unit.
2.  If you have not already done so, please visit our website at  I direct your attention to the New Student Orientation tab, and particularly the NSO Documents link.  There you will find our NSO Welcome Aboard Package – 2017 and the many forms that we will need you to complete prior to your arrival.  Most importantly, you will find information concerning Navy and Marine Corps height/weight and physical fitness standards, along with information on a pre-entry conditioning program.  We take physical conditioning very seriously and urge you to arrive ready to meet program standards. 
3.  You are joining an exceptional program with a long and distinguished history.  As one of the first six NROTC programs established, we are a small but instrumental Unit in our Navy’s and nation’s history.  We are certain your experience will prove to be rewarding and the staff and I look forward to your arrival. 
4.  Should you have any questions prior to your arrival, please reach out to us at

                                                                                                                      Jerrod E. Devine

                                                                                                                      Captain, USN

                                                                                                                      Commanding Officer