Two-Year Program

Scholarship Program

Departmental Mission

Requirements For ROTC

Military Science Curriculum






DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE ARMY ROTC PROGRAM

Reserve Officer's Training Corps

Albany State University offers courses in Basic and Advanced Military Science. The basic courses, taken during the freshman and sophomore years, are designed to teach principles and techniques of leadership and to develop in each student an understanding of the role of the Army in the defense of the United States.


The purpose of the advanced course, taken during the junior and senior years, is to educate selected students in a balanced course of officer training, both theoretical and practical, which will qualify them to perform the duties of a commissioned officer in the Army of the United States. Upon receiving the Bachelor's degree each student who successfully completes the advanced course will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in one of the career branches in the United States Army.


While participating in the advanced course, each student is paid $200 per month for the academic school year, not to exceed 10 months for each of the two years. Additionally, during the summer between the junior and senior years, while the student attends the Advanced ROTC Summer Camp, he/she will receive approximately one-half of a second lieutenant's pay for the five-week period. Optional activities include participating in Ranger Challenge, Drill Team, Color Guard, Pershing Rifles Military Fraternity, planned weekly Field Training Exercises (FTXs), and a host of fund-raising activities throughout the school year.


TWO-YEAR PROGRAM

For those students who were unable, or did not elect, to enroll in the basic course and who desire to pursue a commission, the Army has developed a two-year program. The requirements of the basic course can be met by attending a six-week course. Veterans who wish to pursue a commission may enter the advanced program with evidence of satisfactory prior service, appropriate academic standing and approval of the Professor of Military Science. Students with at least two to four years of JROTC desiring to pursue a commission and enter the advanced course, must provide a cadet performance report from their instructor, be academically aligned as a junior and approved by the Professor of Military Science.



SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Army ROTC Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to outstanding young men and women. Each scholarship pays tuition, books, labs and other associated fees, plus a subsistence allowance of $2,000 per year ($200 per month). All scholarships provide the same benefits unless otherwise noted. Any recipient of a scholarship must fulfill an active duty or reserve duty (Army Reserve, or Army National Guard) service obligation upon completion of required academic ROTC courses. Please see the Professor of Military Science for more details. Army ROTC offers a variety of scholarships. They are:






The minimum requirements for these scholarships are: U.S. citizenship, be at least 17 years old by October the year of the award and no older than 27 at graduation (waiver up to 31 for up to 4 years of prior service), high school graduate or equivalent, 920 SAT/19 ACT, and pass a military physical exam and an Army fitness exam. DEADLINES: Early Decision Cycle application by 15 July, SAT/ACT by November, and winners announced by December. Regular Decision Cycle application by 15 November, SAT/ACT by November, and winners announced by March the following year.








DEPARTMENTAL MISSION

The mission of the ROTC program is to instruct and train the ROTC cadet so that each graduate shall have the qualities and attributes essential to a progressive and continuing career as an officer in one of the branches in the United States Army. Inherent to this mission are the objectives:


  1. Mental to provide a collegiate education in a mutually agreed discipline leading to a Bachelor's degree.
  2. Moral to develop in the cadet a high sense of duty and the attributes of character, with emphasis on integrity, discipline and motivation essential to the profession of arms.
  3. Physical to develop in the cadet those physical attributes essential to a career as an officer in the United States Army.
  4. Military to provide a broad military education rather than individual proficiency in the technical duties of junior officers. Such proficiency is of necessity, a gradual development, the responsibility for which evolves in the graduates themselves and upon the commands and schools to which they are assigned after being commissioned.


*Any student who successfully completes military science courses (MILS 1110, 1120, 2210 OR 2220) with a "C" or better can substitute 1 unit of Physical Education toward graduation credit.


REQUIREMENTS FOR ROTC

A. GENERAL

  1. Character be of good moral character as evidenced by record in home, community and at the institution where enrolled.
  2. Citizenship be a citizen of the United States as described by AR 145-1.
  3. Age be at least 17 years of age for enrollment in the advanced course. Male applicants under 18 years of age and female applicants who are under legal age established by their state of legal residence require parental consent. The maximum age is 30 at the time of appointment (waiverable up to 34 for non-scholarship applicants). Scholarship applicants, minimum age is 17 by 1 October of the year of enrollment and the maximum age is 27 on 30 June of the commissioning year (waiverable up to 31 for up to 4 years of prior service).
  4. Medical be physically fit as defined by AR 145-1 and AR 40-501



B. MILITARY SCIENCE CURRICULUM

   Freshman


Freshman Year




Fall




Spring

MILS 1110 Introduction to ROTC

1

1

MILS 1120 Introduction to Military Leadership


1

Sophomore

MILS 2210 Basic Military Land Navigation and First Aid

MILS 2220 Basic Military Skills and Tactics

Fall

2

Spring


2

Junior Year

MILS 3310 Advanced Leadership and Military Tactics

MILS 3320 Advanced Leadership and Military Tactics II

Fall

3

Spring


3

Senior Year

MILS 4410 Leadership Challenge and Goal Setting

MILS 4420 Transition to Lieutenant

Fall

3

Spring


3


Freshman courses may be taken in any order. Sophomore courses may be taken in any order but should not be started before MILS 1110 and MILS 1120 have been completed. All courses have a required Leadership Lab which meets once a week for two hours for all enrolled students.


Suggested Course of Study


Freshman Year




Fall




Spring

MILS 1111 Leadership and Personal Development

MILS 1121 Introduction to Tactical Leadership

1


1

Sophomore

MILS 2211 Innovative Team Leadership

MILS 2221 Foundations of Tactical Leadership

Fall

2

Spring


2

Junior Year

MILS 3311 Adaptive Team Leadership

MILS 3321 Leadership in Changing Environments

Fall

3

Spring


3

Senior Year

MILS 4411 Developing Adaptive Leaders

MILS 4421 Leadership in a Complex World

Fall

3

Spring


3