Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

BNCO's Message

Welcome to the University of Texas Naval ROTC Battalion and congratulations on taking the first steps towards becoming a Naval Officer. I am Midshipman First Class Jobin Murickan, and I have the distinct privilege and honor of serving as the Spring 2017 Battalion Commanding Officer for this unit. 

Since 1940, this Battalion has produced some of the finest men and women to ever serve in uniform. The likes of Navy SEALs and astronauts have gone through this program, all starting out as ambitious Midshipmen who sought to do great things not only for themselves but for their country as well.

To the current members of this Battalion: I urge you to look to those who came before you and realize the potential impact you can have on the world. Use their experiences as guidance and motivation as you go through this program. To those who are considering joining this program: Take the leap. Through the Navy or Marine Corps, you will discover the best version of yourself. You will do things that you never thought you were capable of doing. Personally, it's changed my life completely, and I'm never looking back.

The United States Navy and Marine Corps consist of the greatest warfighters in the world. To lead those Sailors and Marines requires a standard of excellence which we aim to uphold in this program. This program will test your physicality, your intelligence, and your sanity. But if you stick with it, you'll leave as a one of the few who can call themselves United States Naval Officers.

Thank you and welcome to your Spring semester. Hook'em!