Welcome to the WGNB

Welcome to the World’s Greatest NROTC Battalion

Join Our Prospective Students Zoom Call on Thursday, May 4th, 5 PM (CST) !!

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For those interested or signed up for New Student Orientation (NSO) in August, please feel free to drop in our zoom meeting at 5:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada). We will have midshipmen, both navy and marine options, to answer any and all questions you have about NSO, our battalion, or what a future in the military after NROTC can look like.

Meeting ID: 816 4794 0978

Password: 412835

Email our Midshipmen Recruiting Officer, Rebecca Gimbel, @rgimbel2@illinois.edu with questions about the meeting.


At the University of Illinois, midshipmen earn a top-tier education while training to become Navy and Marine Corps officers. With the +800 extra-curricular activities and incredible opportunities for professional growth, Illinois midshipmen are building the foundation for success in the fleet. 

Our mission is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC scholarship program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.

Day in the Life of a NROTC Midshipman

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