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The reviewing officer, Rear Adm. Craig T. Mattingly (front), Commander, Naval Service Training Command, and Capt. Kenneth Froberg, commanding officer, Recruit Training Command (RTC), inspect the newest Sailors at RTC’s Pass-in-Review in Great Lakes, Illinois, Feb. 1, 2024. More than 40,000 Recruits train annually at the Navy's only boot camp (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher M. O'Grady)

Access to NROTC and other Encrypted Navy Websites

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 websites.


If you are having problems accessing our NROTC website ( 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 your internet browser.


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

How to Install the NEW DoD Root certificate:

Open an internet browser and go to ...
  1. Find the InstallRoot link for the .zip version, [MilitaryCAC (.zip version) (25.9 MB)] to download.
  2. Click "Download".
  3. Follow the instructions provided on the same screen just below the links.
  4. Use the "InstallRoot Setup Wizard" to guide you through the installation.
  5. After installation is complete, restart the browser before attempting to access NETFOCUS.

Supported Browsers

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome​

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 8 and 8.1 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)

NOTE: Restricted mode not supported.

  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2 (32 and 64-bit)

If you have any further problems or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact the NETFOCUS team. Their contact page can be found at

For any issues related to this site, contact the NSTC Webmaster at
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