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Military Excellence Competition (MEC)

The Villanova Naval ROTC battalion will be hosting another great year of its annual Military Excellence Competition (MEC) but this year, we are going VIRTUAL! 

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

 officers on a stadium field

The 2021 Virtual MEC will have a number of different events this year, straying away from our traditional competition. Events will range from athletics, trivia, and nontraditional competitions!

Registration for the 2021 Virtual MEC is Now Open!

Participating Midshipmen should purchase tickets under the General Public option. 


Event Operations

The Villanova NROTC Unit is excited to provide you with the following details for the upcoming MEC competition.

MEC Events Instructional Sheets

MEC Gantt Chart
This is the schedule for the event along with each MEC event leaders contact information. 

MEC Instructional Videos for each event

2021 MEC T-Shirts

T-shirts are being sold for the 2021 Villanova MEC! All shirt orders will be shipped to their respective units from Villanova. 


Please send all questions regarding the 2021 Virtual MEC to:

MURPH for time
Butter Sculpture contest
Naval/USMC history skit
Plank holding contest
Water balloon toss
Zoom jeopardy
Max burpees in 8 min
Max pushups in 2 min
Heaviest squat
Heaviest deadlift
Swim race with utilities
Free throw competition
Dizzy bat race
3 mile run
Chocolate milk mile
Cream pie toss
Eating a cracker packet from an MRE contest

News & Events

Academic Calendars

More Information

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

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MEC 2019