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Army Officer Education Program
Not a major program
Students enrolled in the Army Officer Education Program, upon graduation from the University and successful completion of the program, receive a commission as second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, the Army National Guard, or in the Regular Army. Many students enroll for the first two years to sample career opportunities. No military obligation is incurred for the first two years, unless students are on scholarship.
Lieutenant Colonel Allana J. Bryant, Chair
Wayne Doyle, Douglas Dankworth, Phillip Stevenson
Graduates of the program may choose a career in the Regular Army, a limited period of active service, or part-time service in the Army Reserve or National Guard. Service in the Army's sixteen branches provides an opportunity to utilize the education provided by many of the majors, and Army officer experience is applicable to a broad spectrum of civilian occupations.
Four-Year, Three-Year, and Two-Year Programs
Students may choose either of the two program options described in the general introduction to the Military Officer Education Programs. Students may take the freshman and sophomore courses at the same time to complete the four-year program in three years. All programs include a four-week summer leadership course at Fort Lewis, Washington, which is taken as part of the advanced course sequence between the junior and senior years.
Students who intend to enroll in the two-year program should contact the chair by January 15 of their sophomore year in order to be scheduled for attendance at a four-week summer training program conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The summer training prepares the student for enrollment in the program in the following fall term. Two-year candidates must have a total of two years of school remaining at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Students with prior military service (or prior ROTC training) may enroll in the program with advanced standing, subject to the chair's evaluation of prior service or training.
Financial Benefits and Scholarships
For a detailed description of the available financial benefits and scholarships, read the appropriate sections in the general introduction to the Military Officer Education Program. The two-, three-, and four-year scholarships are available at the University of Michigan. Currently over 50 percent of the students enrolled in Army ROTC have an Army scholarship. Scholarships are valued in excess of $30,000 annually.
Course of Study
Students enroll in one course in Military Science during each term of participation in the program for a total of 12 credits distributed as follows:
- Basic course sequence (first and second years): MILSCI 101, 102, 201, 202 (4 credits).
- Advanced course sequence (third and fourth years): MILSCI 301, 302, 401, 402 (8 credits).
The complete course of instruction includes professional ethics, military writing, principles of military leadership, staff management, small unit leadership, military justice, and Geneva Convention. In addition to these courses, cadets also attend a 2 hour military arts laboratory per week each term.
Simultaneous Membership Program
Students who are non-scholarship holders may choose to join a Reserve or National Guard unit of their choice while enrolled at the University. The students then train as officer candidates, gaining valuable leadership training as a member of the Reserve Forces and can collect over $1,000 per month in addition to the monthly stipend to all contracted ROTC cadets.
In their last year prior to commissioning, cadets are classified for branch assignments to one of the following 16 branches of the Army in accordance with their preference, aptitude, academic background, and the needs of the Army: Aviation, Armor, Field Artillery, Air Defense Artillery, Adjutant General's Corps, Military Intelligence, Corps of Engineers, Finance Corps, Infantry, Medical Service Corps, Military Police Corps, Ordnance Corps, Quartermaster Corps, Signal Corps, Transportation Corps, Chemical Corps, and Army Nurse Corps.
Non-scholarship students may apply for duty assignments in the Active Army, Army Reserve or National Guard with a commitment of three years. Scholarship students are committed to 4 years Active Army, Army Reserve or National Guard.
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