Spring 2015 NROTC Ship Selection
Midshipmen and Officer Candidates find out their order of merit among their peers and get a call from a detailer at NPC to select the name of the first ship they will serve on in the U.S. Navy. This live web-based event is coordinated through NPC and each of the NROTC units to make a fun and interactive ship selection process that resembles USNA ship selection as closely as possible.
Standing Up America
USS America will be the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa-class of amphibious assault ships. The ship was christened Oct. 20, 2012, is being constructed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is scheduled to be commissioned late 2014 in San Francisco.
The commissioning ceremony is the final event which brings a ship to life and marks the entrance of a man-of-war into the naval forces of her nation.
Peleliu ARG 2012-13
The ARG is led by Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47); support elements from Fleet Surgical Team 1, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, Assault Craft Units (ACU) 1 and ACU 5, and Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1.