Military Science (MILT)

MILT 401 - Leadership Laboratory I

Credits: 0

Open only to students taking another Military Science class, with different roles offered for students at different levels of the program. Involves leadership responsibilities for the planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of various training programs. Students develop, practice and refine leadership skills by serving and being evaluated in a variety of supervisory positions. Specific events include a team-building leader reaction course, orientation to military weapons, basic tactical movement, and land navigation. Cr/F.

MILT 402 - Leadership Laboratory II

Credits: 0

Open only to students taking another Military Science class, with different roles offered for students at different levels of the program. Involves leadership responsibilities for the planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of various training programs. Students develop, practice and refine leadership skills by serving and being evaluated in a variety of supervisory positions. Specific events include basic marksmanship, advanced tactical movement, orienteering and land navigation. Cr/F.

MILT 403 - United States Army History

Credits: 3

Develops an understanding of the effects the US military and society have on each other through the establishment and background of the United States Army. Presented in the context of broader US Military history and military strategy and global involvment. Through readings, oral and written presentations, and exams, students describe the role of the US Army, its evolution and its impact on society and technology; and critically analyze an armed conflict using the principles of war. This is a pre-commissioning requirement for professional military education (PME) required by the United States Army Cadet Command. It is open to non-ROTC students.

MILT 413 - Introduction to ROTC

Credits: 2

Make your first new peer group at college one committed to performing well and enjoying the experience. Increase self-confidence through team study and activities in physical fitness, rappelling, first aid, basic marksmanship, and basic drill. Learn fundamental concepts of leadership in both classroom and outdoor laboratory environments. One hour and a required leadership lab (MILT 401L) plus optional (mandatory for scholarship cadets) participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is also required for all cadets. Open to all college students, no military commitment required.

MILT 414 - Introduction to ROTC II

Credits: 2

Learn and apply principles of effective leadership. Reinforce self-confidence through participation in physically and mentally challenging exercises with other ROTC cadets. Continued activities in basic drill, physical fitness, rappelling, first aid, and basic marksmanship. Develop communication skills to improve individual performance and group interaction. One hour and a required leadership lab (MILT 402L) plus optional (mandatory for scholarship cadets) participation in three one-hour sessions for physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is also required for all cadets. Open to all college students; no military commitment required.

MILT 501 - Self/Team Development I

Credits: 2

Learn and apply ethics-based leadership skills that develop individual abilities and contribute to the building of effective teams of people. Develop skills in oral presentations, planning of events, advanced first aid, physical fitness, and land navigation. Learn techniques for training others as an aspect of continued leadership development. Two hours and a required leadership lab (MILT 401L), plus optional participation (mandatory for scholarship cadets) in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is required. Additional weekend exercises may be offered for optional participation. Open to all college students, no military commitment required.

Co-requisite: MILT 401

MILT 502 - Individual/Team Military Tactics

Credits: 2

Introduces individual and team aspects of military tactics in small unit operations. Includes use of radio communications, making safety assessments, movement techniques, planning for team safety/security, and methods of pre-execution checks. Practical exercises with other ROTC students. Learn techniques for training others as an aspect of continued leadership development. Two hours and a required leadership lab (MILT 402L), plus optional participation (mandatory for scholarship cadets) in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is required. Additional weekend exercises may be offered for optional participation. Open to all college students, no military commitment required.

Co-requisite: MILT 402

MILT 550 - Camp Challenge

Credits: 4

Five-week leadership training course at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the summer that exposes students to intensive leadership evaluation and development. Students learn fundamental military skills such as land navigation using a map and compass, principles of leadership, first aid, drill and ceremony, team building exercises, etc. in preparation for future training as ROTC cadets. Students gain professional knowledge in management and organization and experience group interaction and interpersonal communications through total immersion in a military type environment. Open only to students who have not completed all of the following: MILT 401, MILT 402, MILT 501, and MILT 502. Airfare, lodging, and expenses are paid by the Army. Student incurs no military obligation; program offers opportunities to earn a two-year scholarship and qualifies students to take MILT 601.

MILT 601 - Leading Small Organizations I

Credits: 4

Series of practical opportunities to lead small groups, receive personal assessments and encouragement, and lead again in situations of increasing complexity. Plan and conduct training for other ROTC students in small unit offensive and defensive operations. Three hours and required leadership lab (MILT 401L) plus required participation in three one-hour sessions of physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is also required. Other weekend exercises are offered for optional participation. Prereq: Cadet completes MILT 550 or completes MILT 413, MILT 414, MILT 501, and MILT 502.

MILT 602 - Leading Small Organizations II

Credits: 4

Continues the methodology from MILT 601. Analyze tasks; prepare written and oral guidance for team members to accomplish tasks. Delegate tasks and supervise. Plan for and adapt to the unexpected in organizations under stress. Examine and apply lessons from leadership studies. Examine importance of ethical decision making in setting a positive climate that enhances team performance. Three hours and a required leadership lab (MILT 402L) plus required participation in three one-hour sessions for physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is also required, and one or two more weekend exercises may be offered for optional participation.

MILT 611 - Seminar on Leadership and Management I

Credits: 4

Plan, conduct and evaluate activities of the ROTC cadet organization. Articulate goals and put plans into action to attain them. Assess organizational cohesion and develop strategies to improve it. Develop confidence in skills to lead people and manage resources. Learn/apply various Army policies and programs in this effort. Three hours and a required leadership lab (MILT 401L) plus required participation in three one-hour sessions for physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is also required, and one or two more weekend exercises may be offered for optional participation. Prereq: MILT 601 and MILT 602.

MILT 612 - Transition to Lieutenant

Credits: 4

Continues the methodology from MILT 611. Identify and resolve ethical dilemmas. Refine counseling and motivating techniques. Examine aspects of tradition and law as related to leading as an officer in the Army. Prepare for a future as a successful Army lieutenant. Three hours and a required leadership lab (MILT 402L) plus required participation in three one-hour sessions for physical fitness per week. Participation in one weekend exercise is also required, and one or two more weekend exercises may be offered for optional participation. Prereq: MILT 611.

MILT 695 - Officer Internship

Credits: 1-4

Experiential learning through fieldwork in a military-type unit. Written analysis required. Prereq: MILT 611 (may be taken concurrently). By permission only. Coreq: MILT 401. May be taken up to a total of 8 credits.