A significant portion of midshipmen's professional training during their four-year curriculum is received during summer training.
Navy summer training includes Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) for midshipmen third class and Atlantic/Pacific Training of Midshipmen (LANTRAMID/PACTRAMID) for midshipmen second and first class.
Midshipmen must ultimately make decisions as to which warfare area they will request to be commissioned into; CORTRAMID and the various summer training programs are designed to instill awareness of these areas and provide midshipmen with the background necessary to make informed decisions regarding their career choice.
Midshipman are required to attend various training programs during the summer. Some of these programs include:
Navy ROTC units conduct an extensive pre-cruise brief to prepare midshipmen for summer training