Military Science (MILS)
11 STEWART HALL/308-2952/3930
Web site: http://csbsju.edu/rotc
- Department Chair : LTC Thomas Nelson
Enrollment Officer : MAJ Matthew LeBlanc
Administrator/Office Manager: Mr. Alberto DeJesus
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The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program offers the student the opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills that will be useful in a civilian or military career. ROTC is primarily an on-campus program which encourages and promotes the development of the whole person - intellectually, emotionally and socially. The military science (MILS) curriculum allows students to develop their self-discipline, physical stamina, confidence and poise qualities basic to success in any career endeavor.
The program is divided into two phases: The basic course which consists of the freshman and sophomore years, and the advanced course which comprises the junior and senior years.
The basic course consists of course work in customs and traditions of the service: leadership, ethics, and basic military skills. Students will not receive any pay and are under no commitment to military service.
Those students selected to participate in the advanced course will complete 24 hours of MILS coursework in the area of advanced military skills, history, leadership, ethics, administration, organization, and training of the U.S. Army.
In addition ROTC cadets are required to complete a baccalaureate degree and the professional military requirements: at least one undergraduate course from the two following designated fields of study: written communication and military history. The advanced course also requires one paid summer training program which is five weeks in length and is conducted at a major US Army installation.
Two, three and four year scholarships covering full tuition, fees, and a flat rate for books are available upon application and qualification. Scholarship selection is based on academic and military leadership potential, military aptitude and a whole-person evaluation. Prior MILS enrollment is not required to apply and compete for a scholarship. All contracted advanced course and scholarship cadets receive a monthly tax-free allowance during the academic year based on academic alignment in the ROTC program.
ROTC is open to both men and women, and non-scholarship students do not incur a military obligation until they enter the advanced course or accept a scholarship. Upon graduation from college and successful completion of Army ROTC, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants and will serve on active duty or with reserve/national guard units. Veterans, reservists, guard members, and JROTC graduates may be eligible for advanced placement. All courses include participation in leadership laboratories, physical fitness training and adventure training exercises.
ROTC extracurricular activities focus on further development of leadership and management skills, recognizing the value of team building and camaraderie. The cadets work together to train and provide a Color Guard for different sports events and other special events around the area. Ranger Challenge and Raiders are two more of the areas that are offered to help challenge all cadets both physically and mentally. Students desiring more information, course listings, or enrollment should contact the SCSU military science office at 308-2952/3930, Room 11 Stewart Hall.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Elective Studies
MILS 301, 302, 303, 401, 402, 403
101. Foundations of Officership. Issues and competencies central to a commissioned officer's responsibilities. Framework for understanding officership, leadership, and Army values and "life skills" such as physical fitness and time management. 1 Cr. F.
102. Basic Leadership. Leadership fundamentals such as problem solving, communications, briefings and effective writing, goal setting, techniques for improving listening and speaking skills, and an introduction to counseling. 1 Cr. S.
103. Basic Leadership Lab. Only open to (and required of) students in the Military Science course. Hands on application of military skills needed to be a leader in a variety of environments. Students conduct physical training and learn evaluation standards. Coreq.: 101 or 102 or permission of instructor. May be repeated up to 2 credits. 1 Cr. S.
201. Individual Leadership Studies. Identifying successful leadership characteristics using observation of others and self through experiential learning exercises. 2 Cr. F.
202. Leadership and Teamwork. Theory and practice to build successful teams, various methods for influencing action, effective communication in setting and achieving goals, the importance of timing the decision, creativity in the problem solving process, and obtaining team buy-in through immediate feedback. 2 Cr. S.
203. Basic Leadership Lab. Only open to (and required of) students in the Military Science course. Hands on application of military skills needed to be a leader in a variety of environments. Students conduct physical training and learn evaluation standards. Coreq.: 201 or 202 or permission of instructor. May be repeated up to 4 credits. 2 Cr. S.
210. The Evolution of United States Warfare I. United States military operations from colonial times through World War I. 2 Cr. F.
211. The Evolution of United States Warfare II. United States military operations from the end of World War I to the present. 2 Cr. S.
301. Leadership and Problem Solving. Self-assessment of leadership style, developing personal fitness regimen, and planning and conducting individual/small unit tactical training while testing reasoning and problem-solving techniques. 3 Cr. F.
302. Leadership and Ethics. Role of communications, value, and ethics in effective leadership. Ethnical decision-making, consideration of others, spirituality in the military, and Army leadership doctrine. Emphasis on improving oral and written communication abilities. 3 Cr. S.
303. Advance Leadership Lab. Only open to (and required of) students in the Military Science course. Hands on application of military skills needed to be a leader in a variety of environments. Students conduct physical training and learn evaluation standards. Coreq.: 301 or 302 or permission of instructor. Must be repeated for 6 credits. 3 Cr. S.
401. Leadership and Management. Planning and executing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and mentoring subordinates. Training management, methods of effective staff collaboration, and developmental counseling techniques. Prereq.: 301, 302. 3 Cr. F.
402. Officership. Case study analysis of military law and practical exercises on establishing ethical command climate. Students must complete semester long Senior Leadership Project to plan, organize, collaborate, analyze, and demonstrate their leadership skills. Prereq.: 301, 302. 3 Cr. S.
403. Advance Leadership Lab. Open only to (and required of) students in the Military Science course. Hands on application of military skills needed to be a leader in a variety of environments. Students conduct physical training and learn evaluation standards. Coreq.: 401 or 402 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for 6 credits. 3 Cr. S.