Learn how to employ Army technical and tactical skills in small unit operations. You will also develop the essential components of Army training, leadership, and team building.
ROTC is divided into two courses. During your freshman and sophomore years, you will attend the Basic Course. Here, you can participate with no military obligation.
If you decide to continue to the Advanced Course your junior and senior year, you will be pursuing the path to becoming an Army Officer.
As a part of the program, you will eligible for the Military Leadership Minor. Adding the minor to your degree requires no additional coursework.
Hone your skills in Mission Command through Leadership Labs and FTXs. During MISC 001, which is required each semester, you are taught basic skills, such as first aid, land navigation, and movement techniques. As an upperclassman, you are given opportunities to teach underclassmen some of these necessary skills and tactics. During your third year, you might find yourself as a squad leader organizing your group to accomplish a mission quickly and effectively. Following your mission, you will be assessed and given feedback on what dimensions of leadership you can potentially change or improve.
Basic Camp/Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) is an intense four-week introduction to Army life and ROTC leadership training. The aim of the course is to motivate and qualify you for entry into the Senior ROTC program. While attending Basic Camp at Fort Knox, you gain experience that runs the gamut of Army life and the responsibilities of being an officer. Basic Camp is designed for college students typically between their sophomore and junior years. Successful completion of the course enables you to take part in ROTC as a third-year student in the four-year program.
Advance Camp/Cadet Leader Course (CLC) is a required step in becoming an officer. It consists of 29 days of scenario-based training at Fort Knox that incorporates the basic military skills that you have learned in the classroom. Each cycle of training emphasizes team-building and leadership skill development. You will be provided with guidance, assigned leadership responsibilities, and allowed to exercise small-unit leadership skills in a variety of positions.