Northwest Navy is the annual competition between the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) units at the University of Idaho/Washington State, the University of Utah, the University of Washington, and Oregon State University. It is held every spring and includes a variety of competition categories and teams.
Rifle is a team of the top rifle shooters from the unit that shoot for precision in three stances: prone, kneeling, and standing. Rifle is one of four teams that practice from early in the fall semester until competition day.
Pistol is a team of the top pistol shooters from the unit that shoot in in three different categories ranging from rapid fire to slow fire. Pistol is one of four teams that practice from early in the fall semester until competition day.
Regulation Drill consists of a team of all freshmen midshipmen, three sophomore midshipmen, and one junior midshipman. The team practices from early fall until the competition, perfecting basic drill and preparing to execute a specific drill sequence. The team also undergoes an inspection.
Exhibition Drill consists of a team of at least 10 that create a 9-18 minute routine. The routine often consists of cadence pace chances and elaborate trick drill. Exhibition Drill is one of four teams that practice from early in the fall semester until competition day.
Color Guard is a drill team that performs a drill sequence and undergoes an inspection. The Color Guard team ranges from four to five members.
Physical Readiness Training (PRT) is a team of males and females that runs a standard PRT. The events include sit-ups, push-ups, and a mile and a half run.
Combat Fitness Test (CFT) is a team of males and females that runs a standard CFT. The events include ammo-can lifts and maneuver under fire drills.
Swim is a team of males and females that compete in a swim meet portion of the competition. The events include both relay and individual races in various strokes.
Soccer/Basketball/Volleyball all play their respective sports in an elimination style tournament.