Military Officer Education Programs

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 the U.S. military strategy. Emphasis is placed on the Air Force contribution to General Purpose forces and the dynamics, interactions, and cooperative efforts of all the Services in the General Purpose role for the national security posture. (Col. Buley)

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. (Capt. Gaul)

311. Principles of Management. (3).

An integrated management course emphasizing the concepts and skills required by the successful manager and leader. Organizational and personal values (ethics), management of change, organizational power, politics, and managerial strategy and tactics are discussed within the context of the military organization. Actual Air Force case studies are used throughout the course to enhance the learning and communication process (lecture and seminar). (Capt. McGibney)

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

This course is a continuation of Air Force 410 and includes three blocks: (1) U.S. national security policy vis-a-vis the Soviet Union, East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America: (2) the military profession in U.S. Society with readings from Huntington, Moskos, Janowitz as well as an examination of current civil-military issues including the military reform movement: and (3) military law (with emphasis on the development and practice of the Law of Armed Conflict and the Uniform Code of Military Justice). Particular emphasis is placed on societal attitudes toward the U.S. military and the role of the professional military leader in a democratic society. Students are required to write a critical paper during the course and complete quizzes, a midterm and final. Instruction is via lecture and discussion. (Capt. Bentley)

Military Science Courses (Division 897)

102. Land Navigation. (1).

This course develops proficiency in a critical military skill. The objective of this course is to teach students to use military maps, aerial photographs, and a compass accurately to navigate over unfamiliar terrain with confidence. Students will be introduced to the methods of terrain evaluation through the use of a map's marginal data, topographic symbols, scales and relief. Individuals will be taught the basic skills for determining their precise location. Each student will receive practical experience in the use of a lensatic compass. The course will emphasize practical application. The 90 minute laboratory concentrates on developing practical skills and includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies leadership.

202. Leadership and Professional Development. (1).

This course is a continuation of Leadership and Management I and introduces the student to basic military leadership concepts, principles and theory. It is specifically designed to enhance and develop the student's basic understanding of counseling, motivation and communication techniques as future Army officers. The course will capitalize upon previously learned leadership and management theory through practical exercises and discussion. The 90 minute laboratory concentrates on developing practical skills and includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, first aid, rifle marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies leadership.

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

This course is an introduction to small unit tactics. The focus is on the leadership skills required to lead the Army's combat forces at company and platoon levels. 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 concentrates on developing practical skills and includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies leadership.

402. Ethics, Professionalism, and Leadership. Permission of chairman. (2).

This course explores concepts of military professionalism and relates these concepts to issues in military ethics, conduct of military operations, and national security. Contemporary military leadership issues will be explored. Selected professional development topics will also be addressed to facilitate the transition from cadet to lieutenant. Standards of conduct governing Army personnel will be presented to inform cadets of expected and proper behavior while in the service of the military. Students will be evaluated through the use of quizzes and examinations. The 90 minute laboratory places the senior student in positions of leadership. The student will train junior Army ROTC cadets in tactics, drill and ceremonies, and other military skills.

Navy Officer Education Program Courses (Division 898)

102/Naval Arch. 102. Introduction to Ship Systems. (3).

Types, structures, purposes of ships. Ship compartmentation propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems, interior communications, and ship control. Elements of ship design to achieve safe operations, and ship stability characteristics. The course is taught in a lecture format with limited discussion. In addition to class sessions, there are several laboratory sessions which illustrate applications of the theories and concepts learned in the classroom. Student evaluation is based upon objective examinations and problem solving. (Lt. DiNobile)

202. Seapower and Maritime Affairs. (3).

A survey of the U.S. naval history from the American Revolution to the present with emphasis on major developments. Included is an in-depth discussion of the geopolitical theory of Mahan. The course also treats present day concerns in seapower and maritime affairs including the economic and political issues of merchant marine commerce, the law of the sea, the Russian navy and merchant marine, and a comparison of U.S. and Soviet naval strategies. (Lt. Stevens)

302. Naval Operations. (2).

A study of the international and inland rules of the nautical road, relative motion vector analysis, relative motion problems at sea, formation tactics, and ship employment. Also included is an introduction to naval operations and operations analysis, ship behavior and characteristics in maneuvering, applied aspects of shiphandling, seamanship, and afloat communications. Texts include SEAMANSHIP: FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE DECK OFFICER and SURFACE SHIP OPERATIONS. Grades are based on examinations, quizzes, and homework problems. (Lt. Litzenberger)

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. Hutchens)


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