Naval Science

Prospective Students

Program Overview

The NROTC Unit at the University of Missouri molds civilians into Naval Officers. We do this while the student completes a bachelor’s degree program. Immediately upon graduation and completion of NROTC requirements, students are commissioned as Ensigns in the U.S. Navy or Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mizzou NROTC introduces the fundamental principles of the United States Navy and Marine Corps⁠—personal integrity, honor, individual responsibility—and provides an educational background that facilitates continuing education in Navy and Marine Corps related fields.

The NROTC Program not only provides an outstanding opportunity for students to become commissioned officers in the Navy and Marine Corps, it also aids in developing moral courage, mental acuity and physical strength. Being a member of the NROTC Program will allow you to become a leader and discover traits you never knew you had.

Utilize Your Resources

The University of Missouri NROTC program has various resources available to Midshipmen. These include a computer lab, study room facility, lockers, and tutors and mentors (if requested).

Become A Leader

The University of Missouri NROTC is an ideal program in which to build leadership ability. Daily operations are run by the midshipmen staff with billets ranging from fire-team leader to Battalion Commander, providing students with regular opportunities to hone leadership skills.

Compete in Regional Drill Meets

The University of Missouri NROTC program competes in regional drill meets every semester against other NROTC programs. Events include an endurance race, flag football, platoon drill, squad drill, color-guard, rifle/pistol qualifications, pull-ups and more. In 2018, Mizzou NROTC participated at both the Ohio State University and University of Wisconsin drill meet and placed second and first respectively. These drill meets are challenging, fun and build camaraderie within the unit.


For those who already have previous military experience, pursuing further education and training at the University of Missouri could be the right path for you through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Educational Program.

For the Regulations for Officer Development in the NROTC Program click here.  You will read and become familiarized with NSTC M-1533.2 – Regulations for Officer Development (ROD) Programs and Appendices A-O.  For all potential MECEP Students, MECEP guidance, refer to Appendix K.

For the Directive at NSTC, click here.


You will be fully engaged with the NROTC Program. As a MECEP, you will attend and successfully complete all the prerequisites identified in the area of your choice to study. You will interact with current Midshipmen in the program and begin the process of becoming a commissioned Marine Corps Officer. To learn more about this program, visit the MECEP website.

Mizzou’s active duty staff will ensure a successful transition from the Fleet Marine Force to the collegiate environment.

The standards set for Marines entering the program will not change as expectations increase. The active duty staff provide the knowledge and resources you will need in order to be successful in the program.

If you are considering attending the University of Missouri as a MECEP, click here and apply to the university.

All MECEPs accepted to the university should contact the Marine Officer Instructor, Capt. Connor Koukol, by calling (573) 882-6653 or via email at


The Seaman to Admiral 21 Program was created to provide outstanding sailors with a college education and to enable them to become commissioned officers. More information can be found through the Navy’s STA-21 website.

If you are considering attending the University of Missouri or have further questions, you can contact Captain Connor Koukol, Marine Officer Instructor, at

Contact Information
Captain Connor Koukol
Marine Officer Instructor

Office Location

105 Crowder Hall