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 a final examination. (Col. Hunter)

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, oral and written presentations, and performance in a Leadership Laboratory designed to give students an opportunity to practice and apply military doctrine. (Capt. Gaul)

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, principals, 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 an oral presentation, a term paper, a midterm, and a final examination. (Major McGibney)

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

Military Science Courses (Division 897)

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

This course is designed to provide the student with a general overview of today's United States Army. The course examines: customs and traditions of the military service, the role of the commissioned and noncommissioned officer corps, the organization of the U.S. Army, command and staff functions, branches of the Army, and the roles of the Active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. A midterm examination, final examination and quizzes will be used to evaluate the student's performance.

MILITARY LEADERSHIP LAB: This 90-minute laboratory is required for all scholarship students, advanced course students and all other students who plan to qualify for entry into the Advanced Course during their junior year. Leadership lab sessions concentrate on the development of practical military skills such as land navigation, rappelling, first aid, rifle marksmanship, drill and ceremonies and small unit leadership.

201. Leadership and Management. (1).

The focus of this course is to develop the students' basic understanding of leadership and management concepts. Discussions will focus on historical and current leadership and management theories both in and outside the military. It will also include discussions of leadership styles, principles of management, human behavior, and how leadership and management interact in the achievement of organizational goals.

MILITARY LEADERSHIP LAB: This 90-minute laboratory is required for all scholarship students, advanced course students and all other students who plan to qualify for entry into the Advanced Course during their junior year. Leadership lab sessions concentrate on the development of practical military skills such as land navigation, rappelling, first aid, rifle marksmanship, drill and ceremonies and small unit leadership.

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

This course is part of the Advanced Course for Army ROTC cadets who intend to receive a commission as an Army officer. It is designed to improve the student's written and verbal communication skills and enhance leadership performance. Topics explored will include: written military correspondence, preparation and presentation of military briefings, writing military briefing essays, planning and conducting meetings and historical studies of combat leadership performance. Students will be evaluated through the use of quizzes, exams, one military history essay and an oral presentation.

MILITARY LEADERSHIP LAB: This 90-minute laboratory is required for all scholarship students, advanced course students and all other students who plan to qualify for entry into the Advanced Course during their junior year. Leadership lab sessions concentrate on the development of practical military skills such as land navigation, rappelling, first aid, rifle marksmanship, drill and ceremonies and small unit leadership. MS-III cadets conduct training under the guidance of faculty, as training for the required six-week, summer Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington.

401. Military Justice. (2).

This course is part of the Advanced Course for Army ROTC cadets who intend to receive a commission as an Army officer. The course includes specific lectures and reading requirements which examine personal and professional values and ethics, and standards of conduct of the Army officer and government servant. Contemporary leadership issues will be explored in group discussion and role- playing exercises. In addition, the course includes presentations of the basic aspects of military justice and their application within the United States Army. Topics include search and seizure, disposition of evidence and contraband, interviewing a suspect or witness and apprehension. Cadets continue to develop personal leadership and management skills in positions of responsibility and authority within the cadet battalion chain of command during leadership laboratories and field training exercises. Students will be evaluated by the use of quizzes, exams, one written essay on ethics and an oral presentation, leader performance evaluations, and participation in class and labs.

MILITARY LEADERSHIP LAB: This 90-minute laboratory is required for all scholarship students and Advanced Course students. Leadership lab sessions concentrate on the development of practical military skills such as land navigation, rappelling, first aid, rifle marksmanship, drill and ceremonies and small unit leadership. MS-IV cadets occupy positions of authority and responsibility in the Cadet Battalion, planning, coordinating, and supervising cadet activities under faculty guidance.

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, and navy policies and procedures. The course is a combination of lecture and class discussion. Grades are based on a short paper, quizzes, a midterm and final examination. (Lt. Litzenberger)

201/EECS 250. Electronic Sensing Systems. (3).

Introduction to properties and behavior of electromagnetic energy as it pertains to naval applications of communication, radar, and electro-optics. Additional topics include sound navigation and ranging (SONAR), tracking and guidance systems, and computer controlled systems. Several laboratory demonstrations will illustrate applications of the theories and concepts learned in the classroom.

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

The purpose of this course is to educate students in all aspects of marine navigation, from getting a vessel underway from port through open ocean navigation using both celestial and electronic means. The content of the course is divided into three major areas. The first section focuses on piloting, emphasizing the safe navigation of vessels in coastal waters. This section provides an introduction to navigational instruments and aids to navigation. The second section concerns celestial navigation, the ability to determine position through observation of celestial bodies. Students learn how to determine position based on the use of the sextant and various almanacs and mathematical tables. The third section of the course considers electronic navigation. The course consists of two ninety minute lectures a week. Grading is done on the basis of homework, quizzes, a project, and examinations. The primary textbooks for the course are MARINE NAVIGATION I and MARINE NAVIGATION II by Richard R. Hobbs. (Lt. Dinobile)

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, papers, and class participation. (Lt. Hutchens)


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