Capital Battalion Naval ROTC

Capital Battalion Naval ROTC page for The George Washington University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. An organization dedicated to training Navy and Marine Corps officers from the George Washington University, Howard University, Georgetown University, and Catholic University of America.

Operating as usual

Friendly 🏉 rugby competition between GW and GU. Congrats to our MIDN on both sides for a hard fought game!
09/25/2021

Friendly 🏉 rugby competition between GW and GU. Congrats to our MIDN on both sides for a hard fought game!

Our 4/C and 3/C midshipmen were able to complete their first in-person experience with the unit during NSO weekend. Whil...
09/16/2021

Our 4/C and 3/C midshipmen were able to complete their first in-person experience with the unit during NSO weekend. While challenging, this will lay the groundwork for unit expectations and general militarization.

Some of our midshipmen with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, after volunteering for the Afghan Youth ...
09/12/2021

Some of our midshipmen with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, after volunteering for the Afghan Youth Relief Foundation organizing and packaging donations for refugees.

Some of our midshipmen with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, after volunteering for the Afghan Youth Relief Foundation organizing and packaging donations for refugees.

Some of our mids practicing for NSO this fall! Congrats for their leadership through NSI!
06/25/2021

Some of our mids practicing for NSO this fall! Congrats for their leadership through NSI!

Some of our mids practicing for NSO this fall! Congrats for their leadership through NSI!

Congratulations to the Navy and Marine Corps’ newest Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants!  It was an honor to have these new off...
05/22/2021

Congratulations to the Navy and Marine Corps’ newest Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenants! It was an honor to have these new officers be commissioned by ADM Caldwell at the US Navy Memorial.

Thank you all for your time and dedication to the Capital Battalion. Fair winds and following seas. #hooyah #semperfi

Today was the final day of ship selections!  MIDN Cohen will be heading to the USS Ramage (DDG-61) based out of Hampton ...
02/26/2021

Today was the final day of ship selections! MIDN Cohen will be heading to the USS Ramage (DDG-61) based out of Hampton Roads, VA following his commissioning: https://youtu.be/s-bb6NTSags?t=546. We are so proud of this future SWO, and we can’t wait to see all of his accomplishments in the fleet.

Congratulations to all of the midshipmen who selected their first-tour ships this week, especially to our own 1/C MIDN! Here is the final list of where they will be reporting:

MIDN Stricklett: USS Antietam (CG-54) in Yokosuka, Japan
MIDN Blaisdell-Black: USS Truxtun (DDG-103) in Hampton Roads, Virginia
MIDN Guerrette: USS Kidd (DDG-100) in Everett, Washington
MIDN Jacobs: USS Stockdale (DDG-106) in San Diego, California
MIDN Motola: USS James E Williams (DDG-95) in Hampton Roads, Virginia
MIDN Giangrasso: USS Russell (DDG-59) in San Diego, California
MIDN Greenhill: USS Russell (DDG-59) in San Diego California
MIDN Smith: USS James E Williams (DDG-95) in Hampton Roads, Virginia
MIDN Collins: USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) in San Diego, California
MIDN Cohen: USS Ramage (DDC-61) in Hampton Roads, Virgina

Once again, congratulations to these future SWOs, and go Navy!

Congratulations to these five midshipmen on their ship selections!  The Capital Battalion community is so proud of these...
02/26/2021

Congratulations to these five midshipmen on their ship selections! The Capital Battalion community is so proud of these future SWOs, and we are so excited to see what they accomplish in their bright futures!

MIDN Motola: USS James E Williams (DDG-95) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, https://youtu.be/qsbYgdK9Wls?t=302
MIDN Giangrasso: USS Russell (DDG-59) in San Diego, California, https://youtu.be/qsbYgdK9Wls?t=11315
MIDN Greenhill: USS Russell (DDG-59) in San Diego California, https://youtu.be/qsbYgdK9Wls?t=11606
MIDN Smith: USS James E Williams (DDG-95) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, https://youtu.be/qsbYgdK9Wls?t=12286
MIDN Collins: USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) in San Diego, California, https://youtu.be/qsbYgdK9Wls?t=14462

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to the final ship selection from the Capital Battalion: https://youtu.be/s-bb6NTSags
MIDN Cohen: 26FEB after 1000 CST

Congratulations to four of our future SWOs on selecting their ships to which they will report for their first cruises!  ...
02/25/2021

Congratulations to four of our future SWOs on selecting their ships to which they will report for their first cruises! The Capital Battalion is so excited for our future officers, and we can't wait to see all they accomplish.

MIDN Stricklett: USS Antietam (CG-54) in Yokosuka, Japan, https://youtu.be/U2guzqOc5HA?t=11097
MIDN Blaisdell-Black: USS Truxtun (DDG-103) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, https://youtu.be/U2guzqOc5HA?t=14343
MIDN Guerrette: USS Kidd (DDG-100) in Everett, Washington, https://youtu.be/U2guzqOc5HA?t=14749
MIDN Jacobs: USS Stockdale (DDG-106) in San Diego, California, https://youtu.be/U2guzqOc5HA?t=14909

Be sure to tune in tomorrow and the day after for the next two rounds of ship selections where the following midshipmen will choose where they will head after commissioning:

Day Two: https://youtu.be/qsbYgdK9Wls
MIDN Motola: 25FEB after 1000 CST
MIDN Giangrasso: 25FEB 1300-1400 CST
MIDN Greenhill: 25FEB 1300-1400 CST
MIDN Smith: 25FEB 1300-1400 CST
MIDN Collins: 25FEB after 1400 CST

Day Three: https://youtu.be/s-bb6NTSags
MIDN Cohen: 26FEB after 1000 CST

Today marks the beginning of Ship Selection 2021, the event in which our amazing 1/C SWO Selectees will be making their ...
02/24/2021
NROTC Spring 2021 Ship Selection Day 1

Today marks the beginning of Ship Selection 2021, the event in which our amazing 1/C SWO Selectees will be making their choices for their first duty stations as new ensigns. Ship selection can be viewed on the PERS 41 YouTube channel, as linked below.

Our SWO Selectees and their selection times (in CST) are below:

Day One (https://youtu.be/U2guzqOc5HA):
MIDN Stricklett- 24FEB after 1300 CST
MIDN Blaisdell-Black - 24FEB after 1400 CST
MIDN Guerrette - 24FEB after 1400 CST
MIDN Jacobs - 24FEB after 1400 CST

Day Two (https://youtu.be/qsbYgdK9Wls):
MIDN Motola- 25FEB after 1000 CST
MIDN Giangrasso - 25FEB 1300-1400 CST
MIDN Greenhill - 25FEB 1300-1400 CST
MIDN Smith - 25FEB 1300-1400 CST
MIDN Collins - 25FEB after 1400 CST

Day Three (https://youtu.be/s-bb6NTSags):
MIDN Cohen - 26FEB after 1000 CST

Congratulations again to all of the SWO Selectees!

Day 1 live stream for NROTC 2021 graduate ship selection.

Our MIDN have worked tirelessly over the summer to deliver a comprehensive online training evolution for our incoming 4/...
08/28/2020

Our MIDN have worked tirelessly over the summer to deliver a comprehensive online training evolution for our incoming 4/C! We are excited to see our battalion's family grow tomorrow!

On May 15th 2020, the Battalion commissioned 16 new Ensigns and Second Lieutenants in the Navy and Marine Corps. Below a...
06/05/2020

On May 15th 2020, the Battalion commissioned 16 new Ensigns and Second Lieutenants in the Navy and Marine Corps. Below are all photos that have been submitted from this momentous occasion. If you have any other photos not seen here it’s not to late to submit them.

05/12/2020
nrotc.gwu.edu

The e-program for this year's commissioning program can be found here:https://nrotc.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs1166/f/downloads/E-PROGRAM%20remediated.pdf

05/12/2020
Capital Battalion Naval ROTC

Family and friends of the Capital Battalion, we invite you to join us in celebrating this year's commissioning ceremony on May 15th. The ceremony will begin at 8am (EST) and can be viewed live on the unit's page (www.facebook.com/capitalbattalion/live). A recording of this ceremony will also be available afterwards on the unit's page.

Official page for The George Washington University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Instagram: @capitalbattalionnrotc

Join us Saturday May 2 for the Capital Battalion GW NROTC’s Virtual 5k! Anyone can participate! Fill out the form attach...
04/21/2020

Join us Saturday May 2 for the Capital Battalion GW NROTC’s Virtual 5k! Anyone can participate! Fill out the form attached to this post by Saturday at 2100 EST for your time to count. To participate, download a running app or use your smart watch and share a screenshot of your 5k (3.1 mi) time for verification. Please also share a photo of you on your run so we can enjoy this race as one unit. Here is the form!
forms.gle/j2nrFZg8qjXKqGz18

Congratulations to our future SWOs! Last week, five of our Midshipmen selected the ships they will report to after commi...
03/08/2020

Congratulations to our future SWOs! Last week, five of our Midshipmen selected the ships they will report to after commissioning and on which they will begin their careers in the Navy!
MIDN Locher: USS Gridley (DDG-101) based in Everett, Washington.
MIDN Metzger: USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) based in San Diego, shifting to Yokosuka, Japan.
MIDN Squires: USS Barry (DDG-52) based in Yokosuka, Japan.
MIDN Shaw: USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) based in San Diego.
MIDN Guerra: USS Mustin (DDG-89) based in Yokosuka, Japan.

Today the Capital Battalion had our biannual midshipman change of command ceremony, in which MIDN 1/C Pieper relinquishe...
12/06/2019

Today the Capital Battalion had our biannual midshipman change of command ceremony, in which MIDN 1/C Pieper relinquished command to MIDN 1/C Metzger. We would like to congratulate MIDN Pieper on his successful semester as Battalion Commanding Officer, and we look forward to another successful semester under MIDN Metzger's command.

Today the Capital Battalion had our biannual midshipman change of command ceremony, in which MIDN 1/C Pieper relinquished command to MIDN 1/C Metzger. We would like to congratulate MIDN Pieper on his successful semester as Battalion Commanding Officer, and we look forward to another successful semester under MIDN Metzger's command.

This past Friday, the battalion had the pleasure of hearing from senior enlisted members of the Navy and Marine Corps. E...
11/27/2019

This past Friday, the battalion had the pleasure of hearing from senior enlisted members of the Navy and Marine Corps. Each of them stressed the importance of the senior enlisted - junior officer relationship! Thank you to all of the amazing speakers!

Capital Battalion Naval ROTC's cover photo
11/19/2019

Capital Battalion Naval ROTC's cover photo

This past Friday the Capital Battalion celebrated the 244th birthday of both the Navy and Marine Corps at our annual Din...
11/18/2019

This past Friday the Capital Battalion celebrated the 244th birthday of both the Navy and Marine Corps at our annual Dining Out ceremony. Thank you to our guest of honor Rear Admiral Czerewko! Great job to all the MIDN that helped make a great night happen at Nationals Park!

Thanks to GW men's basketball for letting our amazing color guard team perform at the home opener against Howard Univers...
11/12/2019

Thanks to GW men's basketball for letting our amazing color guard team perform at the home opener against Howard University! Bravo Zulu shipmates on a job well done in honoring those who went before us!

From #GWU to veterans and families: Thank you for your service.

This weekend the Capital Battalion had the opportunity to host more than a dozen distinguished speakers and over sixty g...
11/12/2019

This weekend the Capital Battalion had the opportunity to host more than a dozen distinguished speakers and over sixty guests from across the country and around the world. Over the course of two days, we discussed Next Generation Alliances: Strengthening International Military Partnerships in the Coming Age of Great Power Conflict. It was an excellent opportunity to unpack the challenges of a changing world and how to approach these as we prepare to commission into the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. We would like to thank all our speakers and guests for an exceptional weekend. We hope to see you next fall when we will take on another macro aspect of military service.

"Next Generation Alliances: Strengthening International Military partnership in the Coming Age of Great Power Conflict"

"Next Generation Alliances: Strengthening International Military partnership in the Coming Age of Great Power Conflict"
11/10/2019

"Next Generation Alliances: Strengthening International Military partnership in the Coming Age of Great Power Conflict"

"Next Generation Alliances: Strengthening International Military partnership in the Coming Age of Great Power Conflict"

This past Friday, the Battalion had our weekly leadership lab at Catholic University of America. Focused on ethical deci...
11/06/2019

This past Friday, the Battalion had our weekly leadership lab at Catholic University of America. Focused on ethical decision making, midshipmen were given moral dilemmas to discuss and deliberate with their respective platoons.

This past Friday, the Battalion had the incredible opportunity to hear about the life of junior officers from across the...
10/29/2019

This past Friday, the Battalion had the incredible opportunity to hear about the life of junior officers from across the fleet and different warfare communities, even from restricted line officers! Thank you to all who came and shared their wisdom with our Mids!

Summer FEX Quantico 2019
10/17/2019

Summer FEX Quantico 2019

Summer FEX PT, Drill, and Lab 2019
10/17/2019

Summer FEX PT, Drill, and Lab 2019

Summer FEX INDOC Day 2019
10/17/2019

Summer FEX INDOC Day 2019

The Battle of Antietam marked the bloodiest day in the Civil War, with a combined count of 22,717 dead, missing, or woun...
10/16/2019

The Battle of Antietam marked the bloodiest day in the Civil War, with a combined count of 22,717 dead, missing, or wounded. Learning about the history and importance of this battle, the Battalion travelled to Sharpsburg, Maryland to see first hand where the fight to preserve the Union took place.

The Battalion spent Friday morning cleaning up trash at areas around the District. ALPHA company spent their morning bea...
10/01/2019

The Battalion spent Friday morning cleaning up trash at areas around the District. ALPHA company spent their morning beautifying Howard University's campus, BRAVO company spent it at Theodore Roosevelt Island, and CHARLIE company spent it at Fletcher's Cove Boathouse.

Anchors Aweigh! The semester is off to a good start with Friday's leadership lab based around tactical and moral decisio...
09/16/2019

Anchors Aweigh! The semester is off to a good start with Friday's leadership lab based around tactical and moral decision making as well as a pizza party for the 4/C to meet the 3/C.

The Capital Battalion is back in action for a new school year, and very excited to welcome our new fourth class! The pas...
09/05/2019

The Capital Battalion is back in action for a new school year, and very excited to welcome our new fourth class! The past two weeks our freshmen have begun integrating in to the battalion under the instruction of our upperclassmen Summer FEX staff. We are looking forward to our upcoming training at MCB Quantico this weekend.

After six weeks of hard work, MIDN 1/C Skawski, MIDN 1/C Michael, and MIDN 1/C Gilson have successfully completed United...
07/06/2019

After six weeks of hard work, MIDN 1/C Skawski, MIDN 1/C Michael, and MIDN 1/C Gilson have successfully completed United States Marine Corps Officer Candidates School. Congratulations to all of Lima Company, but especially our graduates! Semper Fidelis, Marines🦅🌎⚓️

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Congratulations to the new Ensigns and 2ndlts being commissioned today. 33 years of commissioning classes and alumni stand behind you, support you, and look forward to hearing about your future tremendous accomplishments.
The George Washington University alumnus. 🇺🇸
St. Michael Day of Recollection at the Washington Retreat House Sat, 5/26/2018, 9am-3pm, $35, one-day retreat/day of recollection for men and women at Washington Retreat House. Retreat Director Father Thomas G. Morrow, radio host, speaker, author, priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. To register, call Cecelia Flores at 240-793-4117 (cell) and, if no answer, leave a message with your name and phone number indicating you are calling about the St. Michael the Archangel Day of Recollection at the Washington Retreat House.
What? No pics of the Dining Out Last night. If you hoot with the owls, you need to soar with the eagles!
Where can one get a list of GWU NROTC alumni? Thanks....QMC(SW) Boyles, GWU NROTCU Celestial Nav/Shiphandling instructor, 91-95.