Air Force Officer Education Courses (Division 896)

102. The U.S. Air Force Today II. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (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. Christensen)

202. U.S. Aviation History and Its Development into Air Power II. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

This course is a continuation of AS 201 which looked at the development of aviation through the 1950s and into the early 1960s. AS 202 traces the employment of air power beginning in the early 1960s through the recent Gulf conflict (Desert Storm). Specific topics addressed are relief missions and civic action programs in the early to late 1960s, the development and use of air power during the Vietnam conflict, developments of aerospace strategy and policy during the 1970s and 1980s, and the air campaign in Desert Storm. (Major Varney)

311. Air Force Leadership and Management II. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (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.Nelson)

411. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (3).

This course is a continuation of Aerospace Studies 410 which examines the role of the military in contemporary American society. The course covers current issues affecting the military in the aftermath of the end of the Cold War and the lessons learned from the recent war in the Persian Gulf. Finally, AS-411 prepares officer cadets for future active duty services by explaining what is expected of them as professional military officers and how to prepare for the transition into the Air Force. Instruction is conducted via lecture and discussion. (Capt. Campbell)


102. Armed Forces and Society. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of U.S. military institutions and the development of the military profession. 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 and a short paper. (Capt. Neal)

103. Leadership Laboratory. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

The ninety minute laboratory is required for all Advanced Course cadets and scholarship students. Advanced Course and scholarship cadets attend leadership laboratory every week. MS IV cadets occupy positions of responsibility in the Cadet Battalion and plan, coordinate, and conduct cadet training and activities under faculty guidance. MS III laboratories focus on developing basic military tactical skills in preparation for summer Advanced Camp. MS I and II cadets receive familiarization training aimed at basic skills such as land navigation, marksmanship, weapons familiarization, and other subjects.

202. History of the Military Art. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (1).

History of the Military Art examines contemporary U.S. Army operational doctrine by explaining the fundamental principles of war that comprise the permanent elements of military science and strategy. The importance of these principles will be illustrated through a detailed study of the Campaigns of Napoleon and their relation to current operations. Students will be expected to contribute to classroom discussions and master the significant details of major campaigns. Student evaluation is based on an examination and a campaign analysis, a detailed study (both oral and written) of a selected Napoleonic campaign. In addition, the use of historical military simulations (war games) will enhance student understanding of operational warfare. The final dimension of the study will include a cadet historical battlefield tour of the War of 1812 sites in Michigan and Ohio. (Capt. Rauch)

302. Small Unit Tactics and Combined Operations. Permission of chairman. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (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 platoon-sized combined arms team. Instruction includes practical exercises involving platoon 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, orientearing, first aid, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and drill and ceremonies leadership. (Capt. Lapham)

402. Military Professionalism and Professional Ethics. Permission of chairman. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (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. Sonntag)


102(202). Seapower and Maritime Affairs. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (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 other naval strategies.

202(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.

302. Naval Operations. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (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. Not for credit toward LS&A degree. (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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