Military Officer Education Programs

Air Force Officer Education Courses (Division 896)

102. The U.S. Air Force Today. (1).

This course is a continuation of the study of the growth and development of the United States Air Force begun in Aerospace Studies 101. The course relates the mission and responsibilities of the various Air Force major commands to the U. S. defense posture and U.S. military strategy. Emphasis is placed on the Air Force contribution to General Purpose forces and the dynamics, interaction, and cooperative efforts of all the Services in the General Purpose role for the national security posture. Teaching methods are primarily lecture and lecture-discussion. Guest interviews are conducted with members of the Army, Navy, and U.S. Marines. Short films and visual aids enhance the presentations. There will be a midterm and a final examination. Text, The Air Force Today, published by Air University. (Col. Shellenberger)

202. U.S. Aviation History and Its Development into Air Power. (1).

Aerospace Studies 202 continues the study of the development of airpower begun in Aerospace Studies 201. Through lectures and group discussions, trends, and ideas, central to the concept of airpower in the post World War II era are developed. Particular emphasis is given to the impact and ramifications of technology on the employment of airpower. The Berlin Airlift, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, the Arab-Israeli wars, and the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia are examined in relation to the use of airpower in these conflicts. The current strategic and conventional arms balance is discussed, with emphasis placed on air arms. Grades are based on performance in a term paper, class speech, midterm and final exam. Text: U.S. Airpower, Key to Deterrence. (Capt. Stytz)

311. Principles of Management. (3).

Aerospace Studies 311 discusses the traditional management functions of planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and controlling in the context of a junior manager in a non-profit, cost-oriented organization. There is particular emphasis on problem solving and decision making, with an overview from the user's standpoint of linear programming/resource allocation, inference and Baysian decision making techniques, critical path method, and network analysis. Teaching methods include lecture, seminar discussions, and case study analyses. Evaluation is based on a briefing, written case analyses, and three exams. Texts are Massie and Douglas, Managing: A Contemporary Introduction, and several Air Force supplied texts. (Captain Sholley)

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

This course begins with a brief survey of the context of American Defense Policy as part of the current international system. This is followed by a review of the development of strategy in the post World War II era through the Reagan Administration. At this point the theme will center in theoretical and political aspects of General War and Arms Control, Limited War, and Wars of Insurgency. The course will be both in a seminar and lecture format. There will be a term paper and midterm and final exams. Texts: American Defense Policy (1977), Johns Hopkins Press, and Contemporary Strategy (1975), Holmes and Meier Publishers. (Major Duval)

Military Science Courses (Division 897)

101. Land Navigation. (1).

The objective of this course is to develop an ability to accurately utilize maps, aerial photographs, and a compass so as to navigate over unfamiliar terrain with confidence. Students will be introduced to the methods and techniques of terrain evaluation through the use of a map's marginal information, topographic symbols, scales and relief. Individuals will be taught the basic skills in determining their precise location. Each student will receive practical experience in the use of a lensatic compass. Particular emphasis, throughout the course, will be placed on practical application. The assigned student texts include US Army Field Manual 21-26, and Don't Get Lost published by the US Army Engineer School. The final grade will be based on homework problems, quizzes, final examination, and class participation. (Capt. Pearson)

104. Military Arts Laboratory. Required for all cadets. (0).

The Military Arts Lab provides a learning experience in which teamwork, leadership, esprit de corps and management skills can be developed. Subjects of instruction include rapelling, orienteering, first aid, rifle marksmanship, physical training and drill and ceremonies. The training develops self-confidence and leadership ability. The final grade is on a pass/fail basis and is a result of class participation and practical proficiency. (Capt. Laage)

202. Methods of Instruction/Military Speaking. (1).

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 communication skills. (Ltc. Courte)

204. Military Arts Laboratory. Required for all cadets. (0).

See Military Science 104.

301. Principles of Military Team Management. Permission of chairman. (2).

Introduction to the tactics of the U.S. Army. This course focuses on the U.S. Army's combat forces at battalion level and below. The student learns the fundamentals of offensive and defensive operations. Small unit tactical operations and movement techniques, use of artillery support, patrolling and combined infantry-armor operations are studied. (Cpt. Laage)

304. Military Arts Laboratory. Required for all cadets. (0).

See Military Science 104.

402. Fundamentals of Military Justice and Geneva Convention. Permission of chairman. (2).

The course begins with a study of the history of military justice and explores the philosophy behind and structure of the military justice system. The court martial system and alternatives to it, military crimes, international law, nonjudicial punishment, the Geneva Convention and code of conduct are all topics of discussion and study. (Capt. Pearson)

404. Military Arts Laboratory. (0).

See Military Science 104.

Navy Officer Education Program Courses (Division 898)

202/ECE 200. Electronic Sensing Systems II. (3).

Introduced as a survey course to study the 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 lab demonstrations will illustrate applications to the theories and concepts learned in the classroom. Grades are based on three one hour exams. (Lt. Machala)

302. Naval Operations. (2).

Studies in the piloting of sea-going vessels including multiple ship relative motion problems, tactical positioning of warships and optimal allocation of resources problems. Computer solutions of optimization problems will be incorporated into the course. The tactical positioning topic covers capabilities of weapons and platforms and their assimilation into workable task groups. The course has students use a remote operated model in the ship basin. Texts include Modern Seamanship, Naval Ship Handling, Naval Operations. Grades are based on examinations, homework problems, and a paper. (Lt. Nelson)

402. Leadership and Management II. (2).

Introduction to the principles of management science and the application of these principles by Naval officers in the operational Navy environment. Particular emphasis is put upon resources management, including handling of alcohol and drug related problems, equal opportunity, and counseling of enlisted Navy members. Information is presented in the form of case studies, by lecture, and through classroom discussion. (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. (Capt. Getz)


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