Military Science
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

The College of the Ozarks Military Science Program is designed to provide students with basic leadership principles. Students including Military Science courses in their curriculum are preparing themselves not only for a civilian career, but also create an opportunity to serve as leaders in part-time or full-time military careers with the Army. The leadership skills, self-discipline, and sense of responsibility developed will enhance any career field. ROTC is divided into two elective programs, Basic and Advanced.

Basic Program: Students who enroll in Basic Program courses incur no military service obligation but receive leadership, management and confidence-building instruction that will be of great value in any career field. The primary objective of the Basic Program is to provide college students with an understanding of the United States Army and Army ROTC. Students who complete three Basic Program courses and meet Department of the Army criteria qualify for Advanced Program enrollment. All non-U.S. citizens must have permission before enrolling in any Military Science course.

Advanced Program: Advanced Program courses are restricted to students meeting departmental criteria and who will, upon graduation, accept a commission as an Army officer with a military service obligation. The primary objective of the Advanced Program is to prepare qualified college students for military service as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve. Students meeting departmental criteria become eligible for Advanced Program courses by:

  1. successfully completing three basic courses (MIL 121, 131, 202, 212).
  2. having prior military service, either active or reserve component.
  3. successfully completing Leader’s Training Course (MIL235).

Students accepted as cadets in the Advanced Program receive a monthly stipend of up to $400 (tax free) for 10 months of both their Junior and Senior year. Additionally they become eligible for the College’s Patriotic Scholarship. They also attend a five-week summer camp (MIL 325), normally between their Junior and Senior year. While attending, cadets receive a salary equal to one-half a lieutenant’s base pay, and have meals and housing provided by the Army. All Advanced Program students and ROTC Scholarship students must participate in a regularly scheduled physical fitness program. Upon completion of the Advanced Program courses, National Advanced Leadership Course and a bachelor’s degree, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. These officers may elect to complete their military service either full-time in the U.S. Army or part-time in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP): The Simultaneous Membership Program allows contracted Army ROTC Advanced Program cadets to be members of the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve, and ROTC cadets at the same time. Under the SMP, cadets hold the grade of sergeant (E-5) in their guard or reserve unit and serve as officer trainees under the watchful eye of a commissioned officer in the unit. As an E-5, they receive approximately $208 per month for attending drills. Additionally, as a contracted ROTC cadet, they receive $350-400 per month tax-free subsistence allowance. Students completing basic and advanced individual training are also eligible for the Army GI Bill which pays $272 per month while enrolled as a full-time college student. A contracted Advanced Program SMP cadet can receive up to $880 per month while attending college (in addition to Patriotic Scholarship benefits).

U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships: Two-year and three-year ROTC Scholarships are awarded each year to full-time college students on a best-qualified basis; students need not be enrolled in Military Science classes to compete. These scholarships provide full tuition, pay lab fees, educational fees and book costs, plus a stipend for 10 months of each scholarship funded school year. Students who receive an Army ROTC Scholarship are not eligible for entry into the Simultaneous Membership Program but do incur a military service obligation upon graduation. Students can also apply for the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship which assures part-time service upon commissioning.

College of the Ozarks Patriotic Scholarships: Patriotic Scholarships are provided to students who attend and satisfactorily complete the Leader’s Training Course and/or the National Advanced Leadership Course. This $1,500 partial room and board scholarship will be divided between the fall and spring semesters ($400 in the fall and $1,100 in the spring), assuming satisfactory academic, work, and citizenship standards have been maintained. Contracted and ROTC Scholarship resident students will receive a full room and board Patriotic Scholarship. Qualifying non-resident students will receive compensation for books, cafeteria meals, and transportation. Selected students who consecutively complete the four basic military science courses (MIL 121, 131, 202, and 212) during their freshman and sophomore years, will also be eligible for the Patriotic Scholarship.

Leader’s Training Course: Students who have never taken a Military Science class, nor had any previous military training can still qualify for entry into the Advanced Program by attending the Leader’s Training Course during the summer. Students who elect to attend, receive compensation for travel and meals, with pay equal to one-half a lieutenant’s base pay for the four weeks. While at camp, students can compete for 2-year Army ROTC Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded based on college academic record and leadership potential. And as a special incentive, graduates are also eligible for the Patriotic Scholarship, and receive 5 credit hours (See MIL 235).

Veterans: Veterans with an honorable discharge from any branch of the Armed Forces, active or reserve, may be eligible for enrollment in the Advanced Program to complete the ROTC program in just two years. Veterans who elect this option do not lose any of their GI Bill entitlements and still receive the monthly stipend and Patriotic Scholarship. Veterans not receiving an ROTC Scholarship may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program.

Uniforms and Texts: Uniforms and accessories are provided when required.

Minor in Military Science
 
Required minor courses: 21 hours  
MIL 304 Military Leadership and Operations (F) 4
MIL 314 Military Skill Building (S) 4
MIL 325 National Advanced Leadership Course (Summer credit) 5
MIL 404 Military Qualification Skills for the Advanced Cadet (F) 4
MIL 414 Transition from Cadet to Lieutenant (S) 4
Required collateral courses: 6 hours  
CSC 113 Fundamentals of Computer Systems (F/S) 3
One course in Military History (MIL 333 American Military History, HSA 323 Civil War and Reconstruction, or an approved class)
3
General Education course specified by the minor:  
MAT 133 College Algebra (or equivalent) 3

COURSES IN BASIC MILITARY SCIENCE (MIL)

101 Citizenship and Lifetime Wellness I A course addressing freshman needs for developing skills and attitudes for survival and success in college. This course will address and promote patriotic growth, citizenship, development, leadership skills and intelligent decisions concerning healthy lifestyles. Army ROTC scholarship students enrolled in this course must be simultaneously enrolled in MIL 121 (Introduction to Military Science). (F)

111 Citizenship and Lifetime Wellness II A course addressing freshman needs for developing skills and attitudes for survival and success in college. This course will address and promote patriotic growth, citizenship, development, leadership skills and intelligent decisions concerning healthy lifestyles. Army ROTC scholarship students enrolled in this course must be simultaneously enrolled in MIL 131 (Introduction to Basic Military Skills). (S)

121 Introduction to Military Science History, organization, and mission of the U.S. Army and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), understanding the role of the U.S. Army in today’s world, and first aid. (F)

131 Introduction to Basic Military Skills Military radio and telephone communications, military map reading skills, land navigation, first aid, and military leadership. (S)

141 Physical Training The course is designed around a military environment and a “Total Body Fitness” concept, emphasizing the development of an individual fitness program, and the role of exercise and fitness in one’s life. The class includes swimming, running, circuit training for strength and/or endurance, organized sports, and a variety of other enjoyable physical activities. May be repeated for a total of 4 hours. (F/S)

202 Basic Survival Skills Introduction to techniques of survival in various situations and climates; rappelling and marksmanship. (F)

212 Military Fundamentals The application of the principles of war; leadership theory and practice; introduction to military operations and basic tactics; instruction in marksmanship, rappelling, land navigation and communication. (S)

235 Basic Military Science Summer Camp “Leader’s Training Course”— Prerequisite: permission. A four-week course conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The training is rugged and intensive with emphasis placed on leadership application, practical work and physical conditioning. Training will be conducted seven days a week and requires active student participation. Enrolled students receive compensation for travel, lodging and food, plus a salary. Upon completion, students will also be eligible for the College of the Ozarks’ Patriotic Scholarship. (Summer)

COURSES IN ADVANCED MILITARY SCIENCE (MIL)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

304 Military Leadership and Operations—Prerequisite: permission. Introduction to small unit tactics; principles of military leadership to include theory, responsibilities, techniques and practice. One field trip, scheduled fitness participation, and two-hour weekly labs are required. (F)

314 Military Skill Building—Prerequisite: permission. Small unit tactics; applied military leadership (builds on knowledge gained in 304) emphasizing the junior leader’s duties and responsibilities. Two field trips, scheduled fitness participation, and two-hour weekly labs are required. (S)

325 Advanced Military Science Summer Camp “National Advanced Leadership Course”—Prerequisite: permission. A five-week course conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington. The instruction, training, and evaluation emphasize professional development issues required to become an Army Officer. The primary focus is on evaluating the student’s leadership potential through this mentally and physically demanding camp. The training and evaluation are conducted seven days a week for five weeks and require active student participation. Students are placed in leadership positions that require them to lead up to 120 fellow students for extended periods of time. Enrolled students receive compensation for travel, lodging and food, plus a salary. Upon completion, students will be eligible for the College of the Ozarks’ Patriotic Scholarship. (Summer)

333 American Military History—Prerequisite: junior standing and permission. Focuses on the evolution of the art of warfare in Western society from the fourteenth century to yesterday. Emphasis on specific historical events and eras. Certain fundamental concepts and military terms will be utilized as reflected in American Military History. Historical cause/effect relationships will be used to critique historical events and support historical generalizations. (S)

343 Topics in Military Science—Prerequisite: permission. A course addressing a specialized area or topic of Military Science in which additional research and attention can be devoted as needs are identified. May be repeated if the topic changes. (F/S)

404 Military Qualification Skills for the Advanced Cadet—Prerequisite: permission. Ethics and professionalism of the military officer; Army command and staff functions; oral presentation techniques and practice; military leadership at junior officer level; world change and military obligations. One field trip, scheduled fitness participation and two-hour weekly labs are required. (F)

414 Transition from Cadet to Lieutenant—Prerequisite: permission. Military justice system; Army supply and logistics procedures and responsibilities; officer management system; obligations and responsibilities of a military officer; and military leadership at the junior officer level. Two field trips, scheduled fitness participation and two-hour weekly labs are required. (S)

49V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: permission. Planned readings and research on subjects in or related to Military Science. May be repeated for a total of 3 hours.

 

2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog