Midshipmen Battalion

The mission of the NROTC VMI Midshipmen Battalion is to provide leadership opportunities and responsibilities to contracted midshipmen and cadets seeking a commission. The Midshipmen Battalion seeks to produce educated and competent junior officers in the Navy and Marine Corps; junior officers who will be self-motivated men and women of action. The Battalion will emphasize the necessity of teamwork and team building that is essential to the objectives of the United States Navy/Marine TEAM.

Core Values

Honor - Courage - Commitment


The primary goals of the NROTC program are to provide students with: 

  • an understanding of the fundamental concepts of naval science;
  • a basic understanding of associated professional knowledge;
  • an appreciation of the requirements for national security;
  • a strong sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility;
  • an educational background which will allow them to successfully undertake, in later periods of their careers, advanced/continuing education in fields of application and interest to the naval service; and 
  • a high state of physical fitness for the purpose of health and performance


  • Commanding Officer - Col. D. L. Coggins  
  • Summer Cruise - All you need to know for summer training