The NROTC Unit, Vanderbilt University was founded 17 March 1945 with an application for acceptance into the program sent by University President Oliver C. Carmichael. Graduates began to be commissioned with the 1947 graduating class. Since that time, over 2,200 men and women have completed the NROTC program at Vanderbilt and have gone on to serve their country as officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Today, the NROTC Unit, Vanderbilt University has established itself as a top ranked Unit throughout the NROTC Program, with excellent acceptance rates for the career choices of graduating MIDN. The unit is headquartered on the corner of Edgehill and 19th Avenue South in midtown Nashville, TN across the street from the Vanderbilt Peabody campus. This unit is composed of midshipmen from Vanderbilt, Tennessee State and Belmont University.
Please watch this video for a tour of the historic landmarks around campus and their rich legacy tied to our military veterans.