Commissioning

Commissioning is the culmination of each Midshipman's four years of hard work. It marks the end of their college careers, and starts them on their way as Ensigns in the United States Navy or as 2nd Lts in the United States Marine Corps.  The Battalion traditionally holds the commissioning ceremony inside the iconic Duke chapel.  Ensigns and 2nd Lts performs their first salutes as officers on the Chapel steps.