Naval Science Department records
Collection Scope and Content
Materials in this collection include yearbooks, brochures, research reports, an audio cassette, and the GW Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps website. They range in date from 1950-1991, and were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Naval Studies Department.
- Creation: 1944-1991
- George Washington University. Dept. of Naval Science (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Series 1 is closed to research for 25 years from date of record creation.
Restrictions on Use
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In 1983 the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University approved plans to establish a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). As part of the agreement between the University and the Navy, GW established training courses, which combined with University courses, comprise a program in naval science. Especially pertinent to naval science instruction are courses in GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
NROTC midshipmen are required to complete the naval science courses and attend weekly professional seminars. During the summer, NROTC midshipmen participate in active duty at sea or shore-based training cruises for approximately four weeks. Upon receiving the baccalaureate and completing the NROTC program, qualified midshipmen are commissioned as ensigns in the Naval Reserve or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps Reserve. Commissioned naval officers go on to training in various warfare specialties and serve as surface or submarine officers, naval aviators, or SEALs. Marine Corps officers attend basic school in Quantico, Virginia, and serve in fields such as infantry, artillery, and aviation. Staff positions (intelligence, law, medicine) are not normally offered through NROTC.
Enrollment in NROTC is not a requirement for taking naval science courses. Any student enrolled at George Washington University may take naval science courses with the approval of the Professor of Naval Science. GW also offered courses in Military Science and Tactics from 1928-53.
N.B. This history note was written in 2005
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Language of Materials
Materials in this collection include yearbooks, brochures, research reports, an audio cassette, and the GW Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps website. They range in date from 1950-1991.
Organized into four series: Naval ROTC, Departmental files, Reprints, and Websites.
Materials were transferred to the University Archives by the Chair of the Naval Studies Department.
- Preliminary Guide to the Naval Science Department records, 1944-1991
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English