Military Science

Overview

ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS

Are you a natural leader? Through classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups, and conduct missions as an officer in the U.S. Army. Upon graduation from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), you will earn the bar of Second Lieutenant and be commissioned into the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard and become a leader for life.

Courses in military science are part of the ROTC program, which is offered on a voluntary basis as part of the curriculum at Bryant University.

The ROTC program is designed to train and qualify men and women for commission as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army while they pursue an academic program of their choice. Bryant is one of more than 300 colleges throughout the United States dedicated to providing qualified military leaders for the U.S. Army.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND TRAINING 

Army ROTC is one of the most challenging - and rewarding – leadership courses in the country, and you can try it for up to two years with no obligation. While studying for a bachelor’s degree in your area of interest, you will be instructed by the Army ROTC in leadership development, military science, strategy, and problem solving. You will develop these skills outside the classroom with practical, hands-on exercises and leadership training events. When you graduate and complete all of the training and academic requirements of the program, you will be commissioned of the program, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant – an Officer in the U.S. Army, National Guard or Reserves.

LONG-TERM BENEFITS

Through Army ROTC, you will gain marketable management, technical, and leadership skills desired in the armed forces, corporate world, and beyond. Upon graduation, you may immediately lead up to 44 men and women and earn the credentials and experience of an Officer in the U.S. Army that are highly regarded in the civilian market.

FINANCIAL AID FOR ROTC PARTICIPANTS

Any qualified student who enters the Army ROTC Advanced Course and agrees to accept an Army commission as a Second Lieutenant receives a tax-free stipend for each school month during the Advanced Course and an annual book allowance. This stipend is given to all ROTC Advanced Course students and is not related to the Army ROTC scholarship program.

If you have a distinguished academic record, participate in clubs or co-curricular activities, and are physically active, you may qualify for a merit-based Army ROTC scholarship available on a limited, competitive basis. Each scholarship recipient receives the full value of tuition per year plus an annual book allowance, academic fees, and a monthly stipend from the ROTC command. In return, scholarship winners enter into a contractual arrangement with the United States Army, agreeing to accept an Army commission as a Second Lieutenant.

The government-funded ROTC scholarship will cover the direct cost of tuition assessed by the University. For ROTC scholarship recipients who also reside on campus, Bryant provides institutional grant funds to cover the direct cost of room and board assessed by Bryant.

For more information regarding the amount and conditions of this supplemental fund, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (401) 232-6020.

Requirements

Students taking part in the ROTC program will earn a degree from Bryant University in the majors and concentrations of their choice. In order to prepare them for commission in the United States Army, ROTC students will also take the following courses:

*See the course catalog for full descriptions

Fundamentals of Leadership I with Lab (MLTS101)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to fundamental components of service as an officer in the United States Army. These initial lessons form the building blocks of progressive lessons in values, fitness, leadership and officership.

Session Cycle: Fall | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

 

Fundamentals of Leadership II with Lab (MLTS102)

This course builds upon the fundamentals introduced in the previous course by focusing on leadership theory and decision making. Life skills lessons in the course include: problem solving, critical thinking, leadership theory, followership, group interaction, goal setting and feedback mechanisms.

Session Cycle: Spring | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

 

Principles of Military Leadership I with Lab (MLTS201)

Building upon the fundamentals introduced in the MLTS101 course, this instruction delves into several aspects of communication and leadership theory. The use of practical exercises is significantly increased over previous semesters. Cadets are required to apply communication and leadership concepts and learn critical life skills that are relevant to their future success in the Army. The semester concluded with a major leadership and problem-solving case study which draws on all of the classroom instruction received during the first three semesters of the basic program.

Prerequisite: MLTS101

Session Cycle: Fall | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

 

Principles of Military Leadership II with Lab (MLTS202)

The final semester of the basic program focuses principally on officership, providing an extensive examination of the unique purpose, goals, and obligations of commissioned officers. At the core of this semester is the basic course’s capstone case study in officership. This five-lesson exercise traces the Army’s successes and failures from the Vietnam War to the present, placing previous lessons on leadership and officership in a real-world context that directly affects the future of the cadets.

Session Cycle: Spring | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

 

Small Unit Leadership I with Lab (MLTS301)

This advance course accepts cadets with various levels of leadership competencies gained from life experiences that are complemented by the ROTC basic course. The instructional content and activities are intended to build leadership and facilitate the cadets’ initial demonstration of initial demonstration of individual leadership potential at advanced camp, while also preparing them for their future responsibilities as officers. Because advanced camp uses small unit infantry tactics as the context for the development and assessment of leadership, MLTS300-level instruction uses the same context.

Session Cycle: Fall | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

 

Small Unit Leadership II with Lab (MLTS302)

This final semester of MLTS-III year continues focusing on doctrinal leadership and tactical operations at the small unit level. It includes opportunities to plan and conduct individual and collective skill training for offensive operations to gain leadership and tactical experience.

Session Cycle: Spring | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

 

Leadership and Management I with Lab (MLTS401)

This semester of the advanced course concentrates on leadership, management, and ethics and begins the final transition from cadet to lieutenant. Early in the year, the course focuses cadets on attaining knowledge and proficiency in several critical areas they will need to operate effectively as Army officers.

Session Cycle: Fall | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

 

Leadership and Management II with Lab (MLTS402)

The final semester of the advanced course focuses on completing the transition from cadet to lieutenant. The course begins with a foundation in the legal aspects of decision making. Leadership reinforces previous instruction on the organization of the Army, while introducing how operations are from the tactical to strategic level. This is followed by instruction on administrative and logistical management that will focus on the fundamentals of soldier and unit level support. At the core of this semester is the advanced course’s 12-lesson capstone exercise, which requires all cadets, both individually and collectively, to apply their knowledge to solve problems and confront situations commonly faced by junior officers. Upon completion of this semester, the cadets will be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of being commissioned officers in the United States Army.

Session Cycle: Spring | Yearly Cycle: Annual | 3 semester hours

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