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July 2012


MIL_S Course Descriptions

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Mailing Address: 380 S. 1400 E., Rm.201, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0319

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Department Chair, LTC Troy K. Heineman


Professor. LTC Troy K. Heineman

Assistant Professors. MAJ Nicholas Schapper, Todd E. Kramer, Grant V. Stanfield, Max G. Hanna, Kristopher J. Carlile.


Senior Instructor. MSG Jason Evershed.

Instructor. Kurtis Crawford, Justin Garn. 

The Military Science Department (Army ROTC) offers a leadership program for college men and women leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army (Active, Reserve, or National Guard). All courses receive academic credit toward graduation. Students may earn an academic minor in Military Science.

The Department of Military Science prepares college students to be the leaders of the 21st century. This program offers an opportunity to:
* Receive a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army
* Learn and practice hands-on leadership
* Receive military training
* Receive financial aid and/or scholarships

Uniforms, equipment necessary for the program are provided by the Department of the Army without cost to the University or student. A subsistence allowance of up to $4,000 per year is available to contracted students.

Undergraduate Program

Four-Year Program. The four- year Army ROTC program consists of the Leadership Training Course (LTC and the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).

Leadership Training Course. LTC provides instruction in basic leadership and hands-on military adventure training. Students receive introductory leadership training and participate in group discussion/interaction, adventure training such as rappelling, land navigation and rifle marksmanship. Various social and professional enrichment activities are available in conjunction with the military science program. Students take this program during their freshman and sophomore years. Students must meet eligibility requirements or have the approval of the Professor of Military Science to enroll in the LTC. After completing the LTC, students who have demonstrated officer potential and who meet Army physical standards are eligible to enroll in the Leadership Development and Assessment Course. Students are required to participate in physical fitness training. In addition, students are required to wear issued military uniforms during labs and some classroom instruction.

Leadership Development and Assessment Course. This program is completed during the final two years of college. Instruction includes pre-commissioning training in leadership development, military organization, management, tactics, and administration.

LDAC students receive a monthly stipend up to $500. They attend a five-week leadership development summer camp at Fort Lewis, Washington. Students at this camp practice the leadership principles and skills learned during the Military Science III year. Students receive pay, room, and board while attending camp. Academic credit can be earned for successful camp completion.

Two-Year Program. Students may complete the LTC requirement by attending a paid four-week Basic Leadership Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Students must meet enrollment requirements.

Veterans, members of the National Guard or Army Reserve, and Junior ROTC cadets may receive LTC credit for their prior military service.

Service Obligation. There is no military service commitment for non-contracted students in the LTC. Scholarship Program and LDAC students incur an 8-year obligation that can be satisfied by service in the Active Army, Army Reserves, or National Guard.

Scholarships. Two-, three-, and four-year merit-based scholarships are available through Army ROTC. These scholarships pay tuition, fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend. Winners are selected based on achievements in academics, leadership, extracurricular activities and a minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Four year applications are available at Two and three-year applications are available at the Military Science Department.

Curriculum and Academic Credit. Students may count military science credit hours toward graduation.

LDS Mission Leave Policy. Students leaving on LDS missions are granted a 24-month leave of absence.

Simultaneous Membership Program. A special program is available to students who wish to participate in National Guard or Army Reserve units. These individuals are eligible to receive drill pay, the G.I. Bill, and in certain cases, tuition assistance, as well as a monthly stipend. Some students may be eligible for a special Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship and Kicker program.

Special Training. Optional training programs are available to selected cadets. Some of these are:

Airborne School. This three-week Army course qualifies cadets as Army parachutists.

Air Assault School. This two-week helicopter assault training course teaches advanced rappelling from helicopters, aerial insertion, and exfiltration.

Cadet Troop Leadership Training. This three-week internship is taken with an active Army unit in the United States or overseas, following advanced camp.

Northern Warfare School. A three-week course in arctic operations in Alaska includes inland waterway navigation, mountaineering, and glacier climbing.

Mountain Warfare School (MWS). A two-week program conducted at the Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont. The course teaches cadets the skills needed to operate in a mountainous environment during the summer.

Combat Survival Training (CST). CST is a 20-day program that affords the cadet the opportunity to practice employing the principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment that enhance survival and evasion prospects, regardless of hostile or adverse climate conditions.

United Kingdom Officer Training Camp (UKOTC). A three-week program hosted by British Army ROTC counterparts. UKOTC provides cadets the opportunity to conduct ROTC training with a foreign nation.

Requirements for the Minor
1. Be a contracted cadet

2. Complete MSIII and MSIV requirements

3. Satisfactorily complete LDAC

4. Achieve a 3.0 or better in all Military Science classes

5. Complete Professional Military Education classes.

6. Be willing to accept a commission in the U.S. Army when offered

7. Obtain recommendation from the Professor of Military Science

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