The NROTC Program was established to educate and train young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing young men and women for leadership positions in an increasingly technical Navy.
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Unit Rutgers/Princeton is proud to represent Midshipman from the campuses of Rutgers and Princeton. The unit was established in March 2012 at Rutgers University and in February 2014, Princeton University joined the program.
Our name: Black Dragon Battalion, pays homage to the USS New Jersey (BB-62). Nicknamed "Black Dragon", The USS New Jersey is the most decorated battleship in the history of the United States. The Iowa-class battleship served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The ship was decommissioned in 1990, and now resides on the Camden waterfront. As Black Dragons, we hope to emulate the determination and excellence of all of those who served on the USS New Jersey.
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.