ROTC Leader's Training Course:
Students who have completed their sophomore year may meet prerequisites for the Advanced Course and apply for a two-year scholarship by completing the Leader's Training Course in lieu of the Basic Course. In addition, graduate students with two years remaining until graduation may also apply. This program is a paid 5-week summer military internship at Fort Knox, Kentucky. All qualified students may attend. Leader's Training Course is a rigorous program designed to train students on all Basic Course material and prepare them for entry into the Advanced Course. Sophomores may apply during the fall or spring semester.
Open to all qualified juniors and seniors who have contracted with ROTC. Contracted cadets receive a $250 - $350 per month stipend during the school year, plus $600 per year to defray the costs of books and supplies. Classroom instruction is supplemented with practical application during leadership laboratories and field training exercises. These place the students in leadership positions of progressively increasing responsibility and introduce command and staff procedures. Cadets are also required to complete independent study Professional Military Education (PME) requirements prior to commissioning.
MSBU 3101 - Advanced Leadership and Management I (0 credit)
Expands and refines the leader development process. This is an intensive program to prepare cadets for tasks, skills and responsibilities associated with National Advanced Leadership Camp. Cadets are trained and evaluated on the full range of leadership skills and attributes. Written and oral communication skills, motivational behavior, interpersonal skills, administrative procedures, decision-making and military field skills are emphasized. Must be taken in conjunction with MSBU 3001.
MSBU 3201 - Advanced Leadership and Management II (3 credits or 0 credit)
Expands on the skills introduced in MSBU 3101 and incorporates increasingly challenging situations involving military technical, tactical and leadership skills. Advanced training in marksmanship and physical fitness is emphasized. Course culminates with several field training exercises where students are placed in simulated combat and evaluated on performance. Course is designed to bring cadets to peak proficiency in physical conditioning and leadership ability. Must be taken in conjunction with MSBU 3001.
MSBU 4101-Command&Staff Training and Management I (0 credit)
Refines military skills and knowledge to the pre-commissioning level. Senior students assume leadership roles as cadet commanders, staff officers, or staff assistants responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all cadet training and operations. Training focuses on Army legal, administrative, and logistical systems and training methodologies. It reinforces individual competencies and maximizes opportunities for practical application of leadership skills. Must be taken in conjunction with MSBU 4001.
MSBU 4201 - Command & Staff Training Management II (4 credits or 0 credit)
Culminates the leader development process at the pre-commissioning level. Designed to prepare cadets for transition from cadet to Second Lieutenant. Instruction seeks to expand the frame of reference. Cadets examine ethical and legal issues related to being an officer and continue to improve their leader and decision-making skills. Several practical exercises and field training events supplement classroom instruction. Must be taken in conjunction with MSBU 4001.
MSBU 3001 - Leadership Laboratory III (0 credit)
MSBU 4001 - Leadership Laboratory IV (0 credit)
Provides practical experience within the setting of a military organization to develop discipline and team work. The course provides opportunities to apply learned leadership principles and to plan, instruct and practice military skills such as drill and ceremonies, marksmanship, communications and physical fitness. Students in the Basic Course are organized into squads and platoons under the supervision of Advanced Course cadets. Senior cadets are responsible for basic course training and logistics. and function as officers within the cadet battalion. Cadets who will attend ROTC National Advanced Leadership Camp are provided with an intensive program of military and leadership skills enhancement and assessment under cadre direction.