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Tulane University, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, was selected on June 1st, 1938, for the establishment of a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit. Since its inception, the Tulane NROTC Unit has aimed to commission the best trained and most highly qualified Ensigns and Second Lieutenants in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Nearly 80 years later, the unit proudly exists as one of the oldest active NROTC programs in the nation.

Tulane University NROTC has expanded to host Midshipmen from the following cross-town affiliated schools:  Loyola University, Xavier University, Dillard University, and University of New Orleans.

Tulane University NROTC is proud to have received the 2019-2020 Department of Defense Reserve Officers' Training Corps Excellence Award from the Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III, recognizing our unit among all ROTC units nationally.

If you are interested in joining this historical and prestigious unit or for more information please feel free to contact us.


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The Tulane Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps was established in 1938 with the help of retired Vice Admiral Ernest L. Jahncke, a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and New Orleans native.

Recipients of the NROTC scholarship at Tulane, or at any of our four cross-town affiliates, receive scholarships covering 100% tuition and fees, a book stipend, a monthly stipend, uniforms, and Naval Science textbooks.

Though it has experienced many changes since its 1938 founding, Tulane’s Naval ROTC Unit continues its mission of producing the highest quality Navy and Marine Corps Officers who will go on to serve their country with honor, courage, and commitment.

Whether you are a rising high school senior or a current college sophomore, scholarship opportunities are available for motivated students.  Please reference the Scholarship page for further information to learn how to apply and join.