During their senior year, midshipmen are assigned into one of the various warfare communities the Navy has to offer. Service assignment is based on preference, midshipman performance, and the needs of the Navy at the time of assignment.
Unrestricted Line Officer Communities
Restricted Line Officer Communities
Note: Most graduates of the NROTC program are assigned into an unrestricted line community. Restricted line designations are very competitive and few in availability.
After graduation, newly commissioned 2nd Lts attend The Basic School (TBS). While at TBS, 2nd Lts list their preferences for their Military Occupation Specialty (MOS). MOS assignment is based on performance at TBS.
Prior to commissioning, marine option midshipmen can compete for a guaranteed aviation contract.