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Summer Cruise Training

A significant portion of midshipmen's professional training during their four-year curriculum is received during summer training.

Navy summer training includes Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) for midshipmen third class and Atlantic/Pacific Training of Midshipmen (LANTRAMID/PACTRAMID) for midshipmen second and first class.

Midshipmen must ultimately make decisions as to which warfare area they will request to be commissioned into; CORTRAMID and the various summer training programs are designed to instill awareness of these areas and provide midshipmen with the background necessary to make informed decisions regarding their career choice.

  • CORTRAMID :  NROTC second and third class scholarship midshipmen assigned to this training. Training consists of surface, submarine, aviation, and Marine Corps Orientation
  • Nuclear Power: Midshipmen can be assigned to nuclear submarine or nuclear surface vessels
  • Afloat Aviation Option: Selected midshipmen train aboard a carrier; training includes flight time on navy aircraft if feasible
  • Ashore Aviation Option: Selected midshipmen train with a Navy aviation squadron, including flight time if feasible
  • Foreign Exchange Training of Midshipmen (FOREXTRAMID) and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Exchanges: Selected midshipmen train with Navies of other countries
  • Officer Candidate School:  First class Marine Option midshipmen usually participate in OCS in Quantico, VA
  • Mountain Amphibious Training:  Second class Marine option midshipmen usually train aboard an amphibious surface ship
  • NROTC scholarship/college program midshipmen authorized advance cruise pay
  • Navy provides 80% advance payment to all midshipmen prior to commencement of their proposed training