Military Officer Education Program

Air Force Officer Education Courses (Division 896)

102. The U.S. Air Force Today II. (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.

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

This course is a continuation of AS 201 which looks at the development of aviation from the eighteenth century, from balloons and dirigibles, to the present, and how technology has affected growth and development of air power, and traces use and development of air power through World War I and II, the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts, and employment in relief missions and civic action programs in the late 1960's.

311. Principles of Management. (3).

This course looks at the historical overview of management theory development with particular consideration of behavioral science's impact on primary management functions. Problem-solving will be incorporated into discussion of management functions, and analyses will be made of management principles as they apply to various combinations of political and power relations in the organizational setting. Exercises will simulate operational situations requiring the decision-making approach.

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

This course continues AS 410 and 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 Armed Services; the requisites for maintaining adequate national security forces; political, 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.

Military Science Courses (Division 897)

102. Land Navigation. (1).

The objective of this course is to develop an ability to utilize maps, aerial photographs, and a compass accurately 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.

202. Management. (1).

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a knowledge of basic management principles. The course will then focus on the military commander/manager. The commander's role as manager and the methods he employs in the utilization of the available resources for accomplishing his mission are examined. Other topics of discussion will be the Battalion Training Management System and the logistical system. The 90-minute laboratory which concentrates on the development of practical skills includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, self defense, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies.

302. Tactics. Permission of chairman. (2).

This course is an introduction to the tactics of the U.S. Army. The focus is on the U.S. Army's combat forces at company and platoon level. 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. 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 leadership.

401. Ethics and Professionalism. (2).

This course traces the development of officership as a profession, examines the values of the profession, and provides students with an opportunity to study the ethical dimensions of military decision-making. Through readings, lectures, discussions, and case studies, students are expected to develop an awareness of moral issues facing the officer profession in peace and war. 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.

Navy Officer Education Program Courses (Division 898)

202/ECE 200. Electronic Sensing Systems. (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.

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)


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