NROTC Unit Rutgers University

The Black Dragon Battalion

***Click here to read our Fall 2022 Black Dragon Bulletin!***

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit Rutgers University represents midshipmen from the campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and its cross-town affiliate, Princeton University. 

The unit was established in March 2012 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. In February 2014, Princeton University joined the program.

Our Mission

The NROTC program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically 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 as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward 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.

Are you interested in the NROTC program and a career in the Navy or Marine Corps?

  • For program information and to apply for an NROTC scholarship, visit:
  • For a useful information package on all opportunities for joining our program or earning a commission in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps, click here
  • After having reviewed the above information, if you would like to speak to a staff member about our program, please email or call our unit at (848) 932-8484.
  • If you have NOT been granted an NROTC national scholarship but would still like to join the NROTC program, please read the College Program section under the Apply page of our website.

If you would like to start an application, or schedule an interview, click below.

Navy National Scholarship

To start an application, visit

To schedule an interview, contact your local Navy officer recruiter.