SDSU Global Campus offers a unique U.S. Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program designed for eligible candidates from participating local colleges and universities outside of San Diego State University.

Our Mission

NROTC San Diego is designed to develop young men and women morally, mentally, and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment. Graduates of our NROTC program commission as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Upon completion of the program, you’ll have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.

How to Register

For more information, please contact Casey Arnold, the program coordinator, by calling 619-260-4811.

Courses

2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter2022 Spring
NAV S 0101 Introduction to Naval Science

Structure, principles, and practices; lines of command and control; logistical organizations; functions and services of major components of the Navy and Marine Corps; shipboard organization; ethics and basic leadership skills.

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Casey Arnold
NAV S 0102 Naval Engineering
Ship characteristics and types including hull, electrical, auxiliary systems, stability and damage control. Operation advantages and disadvantages of steam, gas turbine, and diesel propulsion engines receive in-depth study. Leadership topics in an engineering setting.
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Eric Wootten
NAV S 0201A Naval Leadership and Management I
Ethics and integrity, progressing through management theory and practical functions of management, culminating with module on leadership. Exposure to complex ethical, managerial, and leadership issues.
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Jason Langham
NAV S 0202 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs
Sea power and maritime affairs; general concept of sea power including Merchant Marine; role of naval warfare components used to support the Navy's mission; sea power as an instrument of national policy; comparative study of US and Soviet strategies.
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NAV S 0301 Navigation
Piloting, navigation, maneuvering, rules of nautical road. Use of charts, visual and electronic aids, operation of magnetic and gyro compasses, relative motion vector analysis, formation tactics, and ship employment. Tides, currents, wind, weather, navigation instruments, and characteristics of electronic navigation.
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NAV S 0302 Naval Operations
Naval operations and operations analysis, ship handling, and afloat communications. Case analyses stress practical application of skills. Leadership traits in themes of communication counseling and conflict resolution applicable to naval operations.
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Morgan Hampel
NAV S 0310 Evolution of Strategic Operations
Forms of warfare through history to formulate sense of historical continuity in evolution of warfare, to develop a basic sense of strategy and alternative military actions, and to explore impact of historical precedent on military thought and actions.
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Kenneth Vingua
NAV S 0401A Naval Weapons
Develop working foundation and understanding of diversity and complexity of Navy and Marine Corps weapons systems including target detection and tracking, radar, sonar, electronic warfare systems, weapons warheads, fuzing, propulsion, guidance, launching, and fire control systems.
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Eric Wootten
NAV S 0402 Naval Leadership and Ethics
Naval leadership and management with emphasis on military justice administration, naval personnel management, material management, and administration of discipline.
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Gerald Olin
NAV S 0412 Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare
Current military developments, modern tactical principles, and warfare. Historical influences on operational, strategic, and tactical levels of maneuver warfare practices in current and future operating environments. (Formerly numbered Naval Science 410.)
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Jeremiah Dye