Jun 15, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Military Science

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Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Captain Kevin Beavers, Head



ROTC Military Science and Leadership Program is a deliberate, continuous, sequential, and progressive process, based on Army values, that develops cadets into competent and confident leaders. As the Army’s largest pre-commissioning source, ROTC lays the leadership foundation for thousands of cadets across hundreds of university campuses. ROTC is a leadership development program consisting of three interconnected components: (1) on-campus component, (2) off-campus component, and (3) Leadership Development Program (LDP). By design, the three components dovetail for seamless, progressive, and sequential leader development.

The Military Science Department offers courses in general military subjects which may be applicable to any student regardless of his or her career intentions. The overall objectives are:

  • to provide general orientation courses open to all students in the basic course;
  • to provide selected students for the advanced course an opportunity to seek a commission in the U.S. Army, the Army Reserve, the Army National Guard, Army Nurse Corps or Army Chaplain Corps;
  • in conjunction with other college disciplines, to develop individual character and attributes essential to an officer.
Learning Outcomes

Track One: Values and Ethics End State:

As 2LT’s, ROTC graduates will:

  • internalize and model the Seven Army Values.
  • embody the Warrior Ethos.
  • exhibit Military Professional Ethics.
  • incorporate the Law of Land Warfare and Derived Rules of Engagement into All Tactical Operations and Training.
  • describe, honor, and enforce Army Command Policies for Interpersonal Relationships.


Track Two:  Leadership End State:

As 2LT’s, ROTC graduates will:

  • demonstrate and apply all dimensions of the Army Leadership Framework.
  • make sound and timely decisions.
  • develop and motivate subordinates, teams, and units.
  • derive Lessons Learned from Military History and apply insights to the Current Operating Environment (COE).
  • analyze, manage, and adapt to change in complex environments.


Track Three:  Personal Development End State:

As 2LT’s, ROTC graduates will:

  • establish goals and priorities for action.
  • organize time resources.
  • communicate effectively with commanders, subordinates, and civilians.
  • develop and manage physical health and well-being of self, subordinates, and families.
  • identify the signs of and manage stress at Individual and Unit Levels.


Track Four:  Officership End State:

As 2LT’s, ROTC graduates will:

  • embody the Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies of the Army.
  • apply the Principles of War to Offensive, Defensive, and Stability and Support Operations (SASO).
  • analyze the impact of Cultural Factors on Army Operations.
  • plan, execute, and assess training to maintain Unit Readiness.
  • identify and explain the Force Structure of the Modern Army.
  • identify Army Resources available for Officer, Soldier, and Family Support.


Track Five:  Tactics and Techniques End State:

As 2LT’s, ROTC graduates will:

  • plan and execute Platoon Tactical Operations in the COE
  • accomplish missions through application of the Troop Leading Procedures.
  • apply Land Navigation and Terrain Analysis Techniques to Move tactically in Small Unit Operations.
  • perform and evaluate  Individual and Collective Tasks and Battle Drills.
  • maintain Operational Security, Force Protection, and Terrorism Awareness while conducting Full-Spectrum Operations.

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