1/C Cruise

Navy Option Midshipmen are fully integrated into the shipboard organization and are assigned the duties of junior officers. The goals of this training are:

  • To prepare midshipmen for commissioned service through active participation in the duties and responsibilities of a junior officer at sea
  • To further the development of officer-like qualities and leadership skills
  • To familiarize midshipmen with warfare systems
  • To emphasize the importance of maintaining military courtesy, smartness, and disciplineTo familiarize midshipmen with life at sea and to familiarize midshipmen with shipboard organization, ship systems, evolutions, and safety requirements at sea and in port