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BASIC COURSE

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MSCI 101/Introduction to Military Leadership I

(annually -fall/winter)

Prerequisite: Freshman standing or permission of instructor

An introduction to the ROTC program and the Army. Classes focus on Army leadership and management principles as well as basic soldier skills like first aid and map reading, and familiarization with the U.S. Army's customs, courtesies, standards, and rank structure. Students also receive an introduction to basic leadership principles expected of military officers.

MSCI 102/Introduction to Military Leadership II

(annually-spring/summer)

Prerequisites: Freshman standing and completion of MSCI 101, or permission of the instructor

This course builds on the lessons learned in MSCI 101 in basic soldier skills and leadership. Students learn how to use basic leadership and management techniques, improve their competence in basic soldier skills and tactics, and receive further professional development in leadership skills. Students are introduced to the career field opportunities available to Army officers.

MSCI 201/Small Unit Leadership I

(annually-fall/winter)

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of MSCI 100-series courses, or permission of the Prof of Military Science

This course provides students with the opportunity to attain the next level of proficiency in physical fitness, basic soldier skills, problem solving, and leadership. This course introduces the operations order, a format for developing and communicating military operations, as well as further leadership development in effective communications, performance assessment, and counseling. Officer career field opportunities and responsibilities are also addressed in the course.

MSCI 202/Small Unit Leadership II

(annually-spring/summer)

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of MSCI 201, or permission of the Prof of Military Science

Students participate in learning activities designed to provide practical experience in the use of the military decision-making processes. Oral presentation techniques and historical analysis of military decision-making are also critical components of the course. Students prepare to assume cadet non-commissioned officer leadership roles within the cadet command structure. This course serves as a pre-requisite to attendance at the U.S. Army Airborne School in the summer between sophomore and junior years.

ADVANCED COURSE

Leader's Training Course

This course is for those college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of the Leader's Training Course, graduates return to campus prepared to enter the Advanced Course. Upon that contracting commitment, they may also qualify for a $5,000 bonus. Ask your campus Military Science department.

MSCI 301/Applied Military Leadership I

(annually-fall/winter)

Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of the basic course (MSCI 100 and 200 series, or advanced placement)

Enrollment in this course marks a commitment to completing the ROTC program and receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. To this end, cadets study and practice the leadership aspects of planning and executing small unit tactical operations. Further emphasis is given to development of leadership skills as measured by the Cadet Leadership Development Program, an evaluation system designed to improve an individual's competence as a military leader. Cadets get hands-on practice on these skills through assigned leadership positions within the cadet command structure. Cadets continue to refine their individual physical fitness and assist seniors in leading unit fitness sessions.

MSCI 302/Applied Military Leadership II

(annually-spring/summer)

Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of MSCI 301

This course provides the cadets their final preparation for the National Advanced Leadership Camp normally attended in the summer between junior and senior years. Cadets refine their individual and military leadership, with practical exercise opportunities and feedback from senior cadets and instructors. The course emphasizes leadership in small units, use of the military operations order, land navigation, and physical fitness.

Leadership Development and Assessment Course

Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Leader Development and Assessment Course. It's a five-week summer course to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets. This course normally takes place between your junior and senior years of college, and is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington.

MSCI 401/Leadership Development and the Profession of Arms

(annually-fall/winter)

Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of MSCI 300-series courses

Cadets assume leadership roles within the cadet command structure. Cadets study the nature of military professionalism with respect to their future duties as officers. Students learn how to assess performance and to plan and supervise training using the Army's training management system. The course strives to develop habits of independent study with historical readings and oral presentations. Cadets gain practical leadership experience as they lead the Army ROTC program.

MSCI 402/Leadership Development and the Profession of Arms

(annually-spring/summer)

Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of MSCI 401

This course provides the final preparation for an officer's commissioning. Learning activities include the Army Command Policy, Administrative Law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, officer and enlisted evaluation and promotion systems, senior-subordinate relationships, performance counseling, and a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Cadets gain practical leadership experience as they lead the Army ROTC program.

 

Talk to your campus Military Science Department about ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available.
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Last Updated: 5/6/13