Donovan Lyon, midshipman first class, is in his senior year in the College of Health Sciences. He was ranked second overall nationally for the Naval Reserve Officers; Training Corps. in the Order of Merit. This ranking system assesses academics, rigorous training, and Naval aptitude.
Also ranked were two hundred and fifty one other future surface warfare officers from over seventy different universities.
Navy ROTC is a program that provides education and training for service in the Navy. The greatest source of Navy officers comes from the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program, which plays an integral role in preparing youth for leadership in the Navy, according to the Marquette NROTC website.