Military Excellence Competition (MEC)

The Villanova Naval ROTC battalion will be hosting another great year of its annual Military Excellence Competition (MEC). For over sixty years ROTC programs and Academies from around the country have attended, making for a competitive and exciting weekend.

The MEC is comprised of three different categories of competition; drill, athletics, and combat skills events.

The 2020 MEC will be on April 4, 2020

Thank you to all registered schools. We are looking forward to a great MEC!


Please let us know if you have any questions!


Below is the VU Tix link for even registration:

*Failure to include school name when registering will result in registration becoming void.

For step-by-step directions on how to use Villanova Tix see below:

General public/spectators do not need to purchase tickets, only event participants.

Event registration will end on Saturday, March 28.  Purchase your tickets before then!


Please find attached below the updated 2020 SOP's for the Drill, Athletics, and Combat Skills events as well as the Drill Card:


Note from Villlanova Risk Management/Insurance:

The school employee with each group will need to make sure that each participant in their group has completed (all of the information in the top box of the waiver needs to be legibly completed), signed, and submitted a waiver to them prior to leaving for the MEC.

Villanova NROTC will collect the waivers from the school employee when the school arrives. Those who arrive to the MEC and have not completed, signed, and submitted the waiver, will not be permitted to participate.


Schedule and Schools that have Registered:

Please click here for the 2019 Villanova MEC Schedule. The schedule is subject to change and will be modified as more schools sign up. This should give you an idea of what is happening when. Also included are the schools that have registered.

Please Note: Events may overlap, please be flexible, we will make sure you compete in each registered event. Thank you.



For even locations, click here.

(Don't worry, Villanova Midshipmen will help you get to the correct locations on campus for your event)


Dropoff and Parking Information:

For buses click here.

For vans/POV's click here.

For guests and spectators click here.





Please send all questions regarding the 2020 MEC to:

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More Information

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U.S. Navy
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U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

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MEC 2019