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). (Major Berke)

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 an oral presentation, quizzes, a midterm and final. Instruction is via lecture and discussion. (Capt. Thomas)

Military Science Courses (Division 897)

102. Armed Forces and Society. (1).

Armed Forces and Society is an introductory course in military institutions. Sociological and political theory will be used to explore selected phenomena related to the organization of the military and other institutions of society. The course will explore the evolution from feudal to modern military systems, the origin of military professionalism, the social characteristics of the officer corps and the enlisted soldier, and the sociology of combat. The course will also explore contemporary issues in the recruitment, organization, and training of the American armed services. The course grade will be determined on the basis of two exams. (Capt. Rauch)

202. History of the Military Art. (1).

History of the Military Art traces the evolution of the art of warfare from ancient Greece to the present by examining the development of generalship, strategy, tactics, theory, doctrine, professionalism, and logistics (internal military dimensions), and their interaction with social, political, economic, and technological factors (external elements of military organizations). The course will explore the fundamental principles of war that comprise the permanent elements of military science and strategy. Though there is no single agreed list of principles, the course will attempt to cull from the record of historic campaigns and battles enduring elements of the art of war. The importance of these principles will be illustrated through an examination of some of the campaigns of Napoleon and the major campaigns of World War II. Students will be expected to contribute to the classroom discussions and to master the significant details of major campaigns and battles. Student performance will be evaluated through a series of two exams and quizzes. (Capt. Rauch)

302. Small Unit Tactics and Combined Operations. Permission of chairman. (2).

The course provides the cadet with a basic understanding of the tactical employment of the combined arms team and completes the cadet's preparation for the Army ROTC Advanced Camp. Instruction is based on the Air-Land Battle doctrine of the U.S. Army. The course emphasizes the missions, organization and capabilities of the elements of a company-sized combined arms team. Instruction includes practical exercises involving company team offensive and defensive operations and patrolling. Students will be evaluated through quizzes, examinations, oral presentations and two writing assignments. 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. (Capt. Neal)

402. Military Professionalism and Professional Ethics. 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. (Lt.Col. Gregor)

Navy Officer Education Program Courses (Division 898)

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.

202. Seapower and Maritime Affairs. (2).

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.

302. Naval Operations. (3).

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.

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.


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