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Courses

ROTC 1201 (Leadership and Personal Development)
Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, Officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.  An optional weekend field training exercise is offered (and fun!).
 
ROTC 1202 (Introduction to Tactical Leadership)
Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Continued emphasis is placed on recruitment and retention of cadets. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the cadets through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of the ROTC 1202 experience. An optional weekend field training exercise is offered.
 
ROTC 2201 (Innovative Team Leadership)
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment (COE).  An optional weekend field training exercise is offered.
 
ROTC 2202 (Foundations of Tactical Leadership)
Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the COE. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. ROTC 2202 provides a smooth transition into ROTC 3401. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real world scenarios.  An optional weekend field training exercise is offered.
 
ROTC 2604 (Internship in Military Science Leadership)
A four week practicum in military leadership where a student is given the opportunity to learn and enhance self-confidence skills through active participation in adventure training.  The course focuses on basic fundamentals of planning and organizing, team building and small unit operations.  Students receive an introduction to basic leadership and management principals.  Students who complete this course will be eligible to enter the Advanced Program.
 
ROTC 3201 (Basic Army Physical Development)
An in-depth study of the Army's physical fitness program.  From this curriculum, a student can develop a physical fitness program that best suits one's ability or physical desire. One can learn to perform individual physical assessments. Other topics include nutrition, stress management, mental fitness/performance enhancement and physical training. Includes limited outdoor physical conditioning and a leadership laboratory.
 
ROTC 3202 (Advanced Army Physical Development)
A practicum in physical development where a student applies the physical development skills learned in Basic Army Physical Development and applies them to a program that best suits the individual. The student will be tested in accordance to Army Field Manual 21-20 and the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to determine one's ability and Army Regulation 600-9 in attainment of a physical goal. Includes extensive outdoor physical conditioning and a leadership laboratory.
 
ROTC 3401 (Adaptive Tactical Leadership)
Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is developing cadets’ tactical leadership abilities to enable them to succeed at ROTC’s summer Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Weekend field training exercise is mandatory.
 
ROTC 3402 (Leadership in Changing Environments)
Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading and motivating team members when “under fire” are explored, evaluated, and developed. Aspects of military operations are reviewed as a means of preparing for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Cadets are expected to apply basic principles of the Law of Land Warfare, Army training, and motivation to troop leading procedures. Emphasis is also placed on conducting military briefings and developing proficiency in Garrison operation orders. ROTC 3402 cadets are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders.
 
ROTC 3604 (Internship in Military Science)
LDAC/Warrior Forge is the crucible of the Army ROTC Program. As such, Cadet Command must provide the best professional training and evaluation possible for all cadets. The primary focus at LDAC is to evaluate each cadet's officer potential in a collective environment. The secondary purpose of LDAC is to validate specific skills taught on campus and to impart selective individual and collective common skills. LDAC represents the only opportunity for this command to assemble cadets from disparate schools into an environment with common operational conditions.
 
ROTC 4401 (Developing Adaptive Leaders)
Develops cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare cadets to make the transition to Army officers. ROTC IV cadets analyze, evaluate, and instruct cadets at lower levels. Both their classroom and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare ROTC 4401 cadets for their first unit of assignment. They identify responsibilities of key staff, coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train, and develop subordinates.
 
ROTC 4403 (Leadership in a Complex World)
Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the COE. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and “What Now, Lieutenant?” exercises to prepare cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army.

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