Keeping the Navy’s new officer pipeline open while mitigating COVID-19 risks means altering, delaying or even skipping some of the long-held traditions considered rites of passage for midshipmen.
With the Pentagon restricting force movements to stop the spread of COVID-19, Navy training officials are trying to figure out how to get roughly 4,000 midshipmen from college Reserve Officer Training Corps programs out to commands for summer cruises.
A federal program encouraging public service by paying-off federal school loan balances is poised to be canceled, potentially leaving thousands of active-duty officers with mountains of debt they expected to be forgiven. Read More
The head of the U.S. Navy said that service might take a second look at the mix of scholarships it offers to Naval ROTC midshipmen in the next few years. Read More