The creation of the Northwest Navy Competition in the early 1950s was inspired by a desire to develop a sense of cohesion and comradery between the future officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps within the Pacific Northwest region. After more than 70 years, the competition is still held annually between four NOEP units: Oregon State University, University of Idaho, University of Utah, and University of Washington. With over 300 midshipman (officer candidates enrolled in a commissioning program), staff, alumni, and families, the Northwest Navy Competition is easily one of the largest, and most anticipated, events of the year.
This year’s Northwest Navy Competition is very special as it will be hosted in Moscow, ID, by the University of Idaho’s NOEP Battalion in May of 2019. While it is still early, there is a buzz of excitement among midshipman from all four competing schools; everyone is looking to bring home the title victory, especially in events like the tug-of-war championship, close order drill competition, and a land navigation course.
Every year UI NOEP has fundraised to ensure all midshipman can attend the Northwest Navy Competition. Now we are asking for your support in making this leadership event become a reality. With $8,000 the UI NOEP unit would have funding it needs to host this historic competition, including reserving the required space, setting up the events, and accommodating midshipman from other schools.
Thank you for giving to make this exciting event possible for those who are proud to serve.