Assistant Professors: MAJ Timothy McCloud; CPT Ray Emert; CPT Gary Fleck; Doug Schenck, M.S.
Senior Military Instructor: MSG Joshua Wilson
Instructors: Phillip Roberson; MSG James Young
Since 1952 the Military Science program (Army ROTC) has prepared college men and women for commissions as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserves. The ROTC program is divided into two elective courses; the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. Basic Course classes are open to all students. They each provide academic credit hours and may fulfill elective credit in any program. Students who enroll in Basic Course classes receive leadership, management, and confidence-building instruction which will be of great value in any career field they enter. Enrollment in the Advanced Course classes is restricted to students who meet departmental criteria and who willingly accept a commission as an Army officer with a military service obligation.
The Basic Course encompasses two freshman and two sophomore Military Science classes. There are prerequisites for some of the classes, please check Basic Course course descriptions for specifics. There is no military service obligation for enrolling in any of the Basic Course classes. The primary objective of the Basic Course is to provide college students with an understanding of the United States Army in general and Army ROTC in particular. Students wishing to contract as a Basic Course cadet will receive a monthly stipend of $300-$350. Additionally, students who complete three Basic Course classes and meet departmental criteria, qualify for enrollment in the Advanced Courses, if they decide to continue in the Military Science program to earn an officer’s commission in the U.S. Army.
The Advanced Course consists of two 300-level and two 400-level Military Science classes (see class descriptions below). Enrollment in all Advanced Course classes is by departmental permission. The primary objective of the Advanced Course is to prepare qualified college students for military service as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserves. Students who are accepted into this program receive $450-$500 per month (tax-free) for 10 months of both their Junior and Senior years. Additionally, Advanced Course students attend a four-week Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC), normally in the summer between their Junior and Senior year. Students receive a salary while at training, have meals and housing provided by the Army, and receive paid travel to and from the training. Upon completion of the four Advanced Course classes, and a bachelors degree, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. Students may compete to fulfill their military service full time in the active component of the U.S. Army or opt to serve in the Reserve component of the Army National Guard or Army Reserves.
All students in the Advanced Courses, prior to graduation, are required to take U.S. Military History, HST 315. Advanced Course students are also encouraged (but not required) to take a course in the fields of national security affairs and management, if their degree programs allow. Additionally, all Advanced Course students, ROTC Scholarship students, and contracted cadets must participate in a regularly scheduled physical fitness program and Leadership Labs.
The Army ROTC Scholarship program is open to all qualified, full time University students. Two four-year scholarships are awarded each year on a best qualified basis. Students need not be enrolled in Military Science classes to compete. Army ROTC Scholarships pay full tuition, required fees and book costs ($1,200/yr), plus a monthly tax free stipend of $300-$500 for 10 months of each school year of the scholarship. Students who receive an Army ROTC Scholarship incur a military service obligation which is completed after graduation either in the active or reserve components of the U.S. Army. Information on other available scholarships can be obtained from the department or on the Military Science web site.
This course is ideal for incoming juniors, first-year masters students or transfer students who have decided they want an Army officer’s commission but have never taken a Military Science course, or had any previous military training. These students can still qualify for entry into the Advanced Course provided they have exactly two academic years remaining in their degree program. Attendance at LTC is four weeks in the summer and provides equivalent credit for the Basic Course, qualifying students for the Advanced Course. Students who elect to attend LTC also receive a salary, have meals and housing provided by the Army, and receive paid travel to and from the training. As a special incentive, students can compete for two-year Army ROTC Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of college academic record, leadership potential, and LTC performance. As of 2010, all students who successfully complete LTC and contract into the ROTC Advanced Course receive a $5,000 signing bonus. Students can also receive 5 credit hours for attending LTC (see MIL 225).
Student veterans of honorable military service (all branches of the Armed Forces, active and reserves) may be eligible for enrollment in the Advanced Course by virtue of their previous military training and experience, and with 60 credit hours. This option (called advanced placement) enables most military veterans to complete the ROTC program in just two years, rather than four. Veterans who elect this option do not lose any of their GI Bill entitlements and still receive the monthly $300-$500 tax free stipend from ROTC.
Textbooks are supplied for all ROTC courses. Freshman and Sophomore students are furnished uniforms as needed. All contracted cadets/students are provided uniforms and equipment as necessary.
Students enrolling in MIL 225 and MIL 325 will be charged a flat fee of $150. This fee is in place of the per credit hour fee, not in addition to those fees.
MIL 101 Introduction to Military Science
This course focuses on Army organization, customs and courtesies, leadership and basic pistol and rifle marksmanship. Students will get the opportunity to handle, learn the maintenance and proper way to fire, both civilian and U.S. Army small arms weapons as well as spend one-two weeks learning Army rappelling techniques 2(2-0) F
MIL 102 Introduction to Basic Military Skills
This course builds on the foundational skills and techniques taught in MIL 101; military map reading and land navigation, pistol marksmanship, rappelling and additional leadership skills. 2(2-0) S
MIL 125 Leadership Fitness
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Development of individual fitness and acquire the skills necessary to lead group fitness training. May be repeated for a total of 3 hours, but only one credit hour may be used to satisfy the Physical Well-Being requirement in General Education for students completing general education requirements in effect prior to fall 1997. 1(0-3) D
MIL 211 Basic Military Skills and Techniques
Prerequisite: permission. Introduction to techniques of survival in various situations and climates, and pistol marksmanship. 2(2-1) F
MIL 212 Military Fundamentals Practicum
Prerequisite: permission. The class is designed for the military science students who desire accelerated instruction on rifle marksmanship, communications, map reading (to include the compass), and patrolling. The student will be required to wear a military uniform and meet Army appearance standards. 2(2-1) S
MIL 220 Basic Military Science Fundamentals
Prerequisite: permission. Organization and mission of ROTC; the role of the U.S. Army in American history and the application of the principles of war; leadership theory and practice; introduction to military operations and basic tactics; instruction in marksmanship, land navigation and communication. 2-5 Su
MIL 225 Basic Military Science Practicum
Prerequisite: permission. A 6-week course conducted at Fort Knox, KY. The training is rugged and intensive with emphasis placed on leadership application, practical work and physical conditioning. Training will be conducted six days a week out-of-doors and requires active participation by all students. Enrolled students receive compensation for travel, lodging and food. 5 F,Su
MIL 301 Military Leadership and Operations
Prerequisite: permission. Introduction to small unit tactics; principles of military leadership, to include theory, responsibilities, techniques, and practice; branches of the U.S. Army, oral presentation techniques and practice. One field trip is required. This course may not be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-1) F
MIL 302 Military Skill Building
Prerequisite: permission. Small unit tactics; applied military leadership (builds on knowledge gained in MIL 301) with special emphasis on the junior leader's duties and responsibilities. Two field trips are required. This course may not be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-1) S
MIL 325 Advanced Military Science Practicum
A prerequisite to receive a commission in the U.S. Army through R.O.T.C. and for MIL Science 411 and 412. The 5-week course is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington. The instruction, training and evaluation focuses on the professional development issues required to become an Army Officer. The primary focus is on evaluating the student's leadership potential through this mentally and physically demanding camp. The training and evaluation is conducted seven days a week for five weeks and requires active participation by all students. The student is placed in leadership positions which require him/her to lead up to 120 fellow students for extended periods of time. Enrolled students receive compensation for travel, lodging and food. 5(5-0) F,Su
MIL 411 Military Qualification Skills for the Advanced Cadet
Prerequisite: permission. Ethics and professionalism of the military officer; Army command staff functions; oral presentation techniques and practice; military leadership at junior officer level; world change and military obligations. One field trip is required. This course may not be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-1) F
MIL 412 Transition from Cadet to Lieutenant
Prerequisite: permission. Military justice system; army supply and logistics procedures and responsibilities; officer management system; obligations and responsibilities of a military officer; military leadership at junior officer level. Two field trips are required. This course may not be taken Pass/Not Pass. 3(3-1) S
MIL 496 Readings/Research in Military Science
Prerequisite: permission. Planned readings and research on subjects in or related to Military Science. May be repeated for a total of 3 hours. This course may not be taken Pass/Not Pass. 1-3 F,S