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NSI Program Overview

When sailors today hear the term "Seaman to Admiral" no doubt former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Boorda comes to mind. As a product of an enlisted-to-officer commissioning program in the early 1960's, Admiral Boorda was the first CNO to have risen from the enlisted ranks. The Integration Program, as it was then known, was designed to provide an opportunity for enlisted personnel who possessed outstanding qualifications and motivation for a naval career to obtain a commission. Upon assuming the duties of CNO, Admiral Boorda immediately reestablished the historic program, Seaman to Admiral, for young Sailors to earn their commission and become naval officers. The admiral believed "people should have the opportunity to excel, and be all they can be, even if they don't get a perfect or traditional start."

Since its rebirth in 1994, the Seaman to Admiral (STA) program has undergone several changes to meet the needs of the Navy and Sailors, but the spirit embodied by Admiral Boorda remains intact. STA has always been a commissioning program in which participants maintain the pay, benefits, and privileges they enjoy as active duty Sailors and receive a scholarship to attend a top-notch university. Each of these Sailors goes on to rewarding careers as naval officers.

Physical fitness is an integral part of the STA-21 program and NSI.  You will be required to be within body fat standards and pass the Navy PRT with a score of ‘Good’ in accordance with OPNAVINST 1420.1B.

For additional information on STA-21 and NROTC please consult: NSTCINST 1533.2 – Regulations for Officer Development for NROTC

For any question or concerns, please contact Lead RDC; (401) 841-7944

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