Battleships at sea with american flag

Welcome to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps unit at UC Berkeley

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps unit at the University of California, Berkeley is one of the original six pioneering NROTC units founded throughout the country. The unit’s first commanding officer was then Captain Chester W. Nimitz, who went on to achieve the rank of fleet admiral as he played a major role in World War II as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, commanding Allied air, land, and sea forces. Since then, NROTC UC Berkeley has been training students in the disciplines of leadership, physical fitness, and military sciences. Today, the unit has five active-duty personnel, two civilian staff members, and 50-60 midshipmen hailing from Berkeley itself and its crosstown affiliates: California Maritime Academy, University of California at Davis, and Stanford University.

Midshipmen gathered together in camouflage military uniforms
Welcome Aboard!