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 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. (Col. Hunter)

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. Hill)

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. (Capt. Harvey)

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. (Capt. Goller)

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. The 90 minute laboratory which concentrates on development of practical skills, includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, first aid, rifle and pistol, marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies leadership. (Major Stagner)

202. Contemporary Military Issues. (1).

This course is designed to assist the student who is about to enter the ROTC advanced course in gaining a satisfactory knowledge of the United States Army; to include knowledge of personnel management, career opportunities, professional development and the Art of War. The 90 minute laboratory which concentrates on development of practical skills includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies leadership. (Capt. Runyan-Davis)

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, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, drill and ceremonies leadership. (Major Rivette)

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

This course will focus on a discussion of current issues in military ethics and on those elements identified as indigenous to the military as a profession. Value systems will be presented and discussed through the use of the Massey Tapes. Contemporary leadership issues will be explored. Selected professional development topics will also be discussed to facilitate the transition from cadet to lieutenant and to help prepare the new officer to be effective in administrative and financial procedures as they relate to military service. 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, examinations and class participation. The 90 minute laboratory, which concentrates on development of practical skills, includes instruction in rappelling, orienteering, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, tactics, and drill and ceremonies leadership and evaluation. (Capt. Gallagher)

Navy Officer Education Program Courses (Division 898)

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. Bydlon)

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 Knight's Modern Seamanship and Surface Ship Operations. Grades are based on examinations and homework problems. (Lt. Oldani)

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. Ehresman)

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