Less than a year before the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) arrives on campus, administrators paid a visit on Monday to the training ground for sailors at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT.

Yale College Dean Mary Miller said hoped to learn about the facility and its personnel, especially since about 10 percent of NROTC graduates become submariners.

“Our goal was also to get a sense of the opportunities that could be in the futures of Yale students, and we surely did get that sense,” she said. “We met with talented personnel who gain incredible responsibility at a young age… I believe that there will be Yale students who will seek to be leaders in the U.S. Navy and will fulfill that aspiration via NROTC.”

Several other administrators joined her on the trip, Miller said, including Kyle Vanderlick, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Debra Johns, associate director of admissions.