Many Department of Defense, US Navy, and other Federal Government
websites use SSL to encrypt network traffic between web servers and
browsers. This is similar to banks, brokerage houses, and e-commerce
If you are having problems accessing our NROTC website (https://www.nrotc.navy.mil)
or other similarly encrypted sites, the problem is most likely
certificate errors such that the browser indicates that the website
is untrustworthy and will not connect. To remedy that, the DoD Root
Certificates need to be installed into Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Installing the DoD Root Certificates will allow your web browser to
trust the identity of websites whose secure communications are
authenticated by Department of Defense agencies. The DoD Root CA 2
certificate is included with the newer version of InstallRoot_5.5x32_NonAdmin.msi.
Please note: The NRSA Application functions
best in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The supported browsers do
include; Internet Explorer 7 and above, Firefox 12 to 42, and Google
Chrome 33 to 46.