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USF 2001-2002 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 203 - 204

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps)

Courses - Course Descriptions

Location/Phone: HMS 115; (813) 974-4065
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Web Address: http://www.ugs.usf.edu/arotc/arotc.htm
Email Address: armyrotc@admin.usf.edu

The Department of Military Science for Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) was established to select and prepare students to serve as officers in the Regular and Reserve components of the United States Army. The curriculum is designed to develop students’ leadership potential and improve students’ planning, organizational, and managerial skills.

Army ROTC training is divided into two phases: the first two years constitute the Basic Course; the last two the Advanced Course. The Department offers both a four- and a two-year program, each leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. The four-year program requires completion of the Basic Course, a five-week field training course, and the Advanced Course. Students with prior active military service or previous training at military schools may exempt some or all of the Basic Course. Students with questions concerning the various options should contact the Professor of Military Science for more information. Enrollment is open to qualified students at all levels, including graduate students. Offerings are published each semester.

Army ROTC training provides scholarships, pay, free uniforms and textbooks. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis in all academic majors. The scholarship pays full tuition, books, lab fees, and certain other academic expenses. All Advanced Course and scholarship students receive a monthly subsistence payment that ranges from $250.00 as a freshman to $400.00 as a senior. This is in addition to the pay of approximately $700.00 while attending the five-week field training course at the Summer Advanced Camp near Seattle, Washington.

Additional skills training: Airborne School, Air Assault School, and the Northern Warfare School are available to both Basic and Advanced Course students during semester breaks. Additional skills training is also available during the academic year to include first aid, rappelling, orienteering, etc.

Basic Course: The Basic Course consists of four semesters of classroom instruction of one hour each week and a weekly lab (MIS 2610L). Students incur no military commitment by participating in the Basic Course.

Advanced Course: The Advanced Course consists of four semesters of classroom instruction of three hours each week, lab, field training exercises, and a five-week training phase at summer Advanced Camp. The Advanced Course is designed to prepare the student who desires to be a Professional Army Officer for duty, either Active Army, Reserve or National Guard.

Job Opportunities: The newly commissioned officer can be guaranteed Reserve or National Guard duty, or compete for an Active Duty commission. Prior to commissioning the student may request to serve in a number of career fields to include aviation, engineering, medical, law, law enforcement, logistics, and personnel administration.

Requirements for an AROTC Commission: Students who desire to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army must meet the following requirements: four semesters of the ROTC Advanced Course, successful completion of the Professional Military Education Courses (written communication skills, computer literacy, and military history), attendance at Advanced Camp, maintain and graduate with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, successful completion of the Army Physical Readiness Test, compliance with the Army height and weight standards, and other requirements of the United States Army.

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Military Science Faculty

Professor: MAJ (P) Joseph M.J. Kools; Assistant Professors: LTC Deborah Mears, MAJ Al Carroccetto, CPT Dean Penovich; Instructors: MSG Joseph Gramigna, SFC Nicholas Davis, SGT Frank Bell, SGT Leon Porter.

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Military Science Courses

Course Descriptions

Students attending the University without an Army Scholarship may take the 1000 and 2000 level courses with no obligation to the Army. Army Scholarships and service obligation options are discussed in class.

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Effective Date: Semester I, 2001