Military Officer Education Programs

Air Force Officer Education Courses (Division 896)

101. The U.S. Air Force Today I. (1).

Examines the growth and development of the United States Air Force; covers Presidential, Secretary of Defense and JCS roles in the defense posture, and the national and U.S. military strategic concepts; studies the Air Force contribution to strategic offensive and defensive and General Purpose Forces and Air Force supporting forces. Compares the dynamics and interaction of all U.S. military forces in the General Purpose role and their cooperative efforts in the national security posture. The course entails a midterm and final examination. (Lt. Lord)

201. U.S. Aviation History and its Development into Air Power I. (1).

The central themes of the development of aviation from the Montgolfier's balloon to the air armadas of World War II are outlined. Primary emphasis is placed on the roles of technology, economics and military necessity in the evolution of aviation equipment, doctrine and strategy. Texts are provided. The class format is informal lecture. Grades are based on two examinations and oral and written presentations. (Capt. Harvey)

310. Concepts of Leadership. (3).

Approximately one-third of the course is devoted to developing both the written and oral communication skills so essential to effective leadership. Communication theory is combined with practical classroom experience. The concepts, principles, and techniques of leadership and human relations are presented within the framework of behavioral theories. Individual behavior, motivation, and group dynamics are discussed. The interaction of the leader, group, and situation as dynamic factors in an organizational environment is investigated. This course is planned as a seminar. Grades are based on classroom discussion of case studies, an oral presentation, a term paper, a midterm, and final examination. (Major Sholley)

410. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society. (3).

Focuses on the Armed Forces as an integral element of society. Provides examination of a broad range of American civil-military relations, and the environmental context in which defense policy is formulated. Special themes include: societal attitudes toward the military; the role of the professional military leader-manager in a democratic society; the fundamental values and socialization processes associated with the Armed Services; the requisites for maintaining adequate national security forces; policy, economic, and social constraints on the national defense structure; the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness; the manifold variables involved in the formulation and implementation of national security policy. The course will be both in a seminar and lecture format. There will be a term paper and midterm and final exams. (Capt. Goller)


Military Science Courses (Division 897)

101. U.S. Army Today. (1).

This course is designed to give the student a general overview of the U.S. Army. The course explores topics such as: customs and traditions of the service, role of the Active Army, Reserves and National Guard, branches of the Army, role of the commissioned and noncommissioned officer, organization of the Army, command and staff functions and personnel management. The 90 minute laboratory which concentrates on development of practical skills includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, self defense, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, drill and ceremonies and leadership. (Major Dent)

201. Leadership and Management. (1).

The course will include discussion of at least three leadership models, focusing on currently accepted leadership theory both in and outside of the military. It will also include a discussion of current management theory, and how leadership and management interact in the achievement of organizational goals. The student who registers for the course should also register for the 90-minute military skills laboratory which is conducted once weekly. This laboratory is designed to introduce the student to the basic military skills required by the soldier.

301. Effective Communication. Permission of chairman. (2).

This course is designed to improve the student's written and verbal communication skills. Topics discussed will be military correspondence, after action reports, conduct of military briefings, planning and conduct of meeting and drafting of information/decision papers. Students will participate in practical exercises involving verbal and written communication skills. The 90 minute laboratory which concentrates on development of practical skills, includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, self defense, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, drill and ceremonies and leadership. (Captain Herzog)

401. Ethics, Professionalism, and Military Justice. (2).

This course will focus on a discussion of current issues in military ethics, and on those elements identified as indigenous to the military as a profession. It will also concern itself with a presentation and discussion of the basic aspects of military justice and its application. The student who registers for this course should also register for the 90-minute military skills laboratory which is conducted once weekly. This laboratory is designed to introduce the student to the basic military skills required of the soldier. (LTC. Courte)


Navy Officer Education Program Courses (Division 898)

101. Introduction to Naval Science. (2).

An introductory look at the organizational structure of the naval service. Attention is concentrated on leadership and management principles as they apply to the naval service and the shipboard organization. Additional subjects to be covered are military justice, navy policies and procedures and, human resources programs in the Navy. The course is a combination of lecture and class discussion. Grades are based on three hourly examinations. (Lt. Sorrell)

201. Seapower and Maritime Affairs Seminar. (2).

A seminar investigation emphasizing the role of modern navies in the interface of foreign policy with real world situations. Commercial topics will illustrate the importance of a merchant marine to nations, and the legal, geographical, and political aspects affecting its role. Arms control and employment policies will be discussed where appropriate. Special topics of student interest will also be addressed. Readings will be extracted from current maritime periodicals and student initiative in source procurement is encouraged. Grading will be based on analytical papers and seminar presentations. (LCDR. Ferguson)

301/Astro. 261. Navigation. (3).

See Astronomy 261. (Lt. Nelson)

305. Evolution of Warfare. (3).

Introduction to the history, development, and innovations in warfare. The student will acquire a general background as a future participant or commander. There will be a critical analysis of the changes in warfare, the changes in the views on war, and the thoughts and actions of great military leaders and writers. Student grades will be based on three written examinations. (Major Getz)

401. Leadership and Management I. (2).

The theme of this course is the officer-manager as an organizational decision maker and leader. The focus is on the human side of complex organizations while recognizing that there are technical and behavioral factors present in virtually all managerial situations. The course is designed to lay the theoretical basis for the more program oriented course in Leadership and Management II. A civilian management text is used. The instruction format is lecture/discussion. Students are graded on midterm and final examinations supplemented by quizzes and class participation. (Lt. Campbell)

405. Amphibious Warfare. (3).

Exploration of the history, development, and techniques of amphibious operations to enable the student to acquire a general background in amphibious operations and explore the doctrinal origins and evolution of amphibious operations.


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