Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Department of Military Science

Faculty

Department Head:  Lieutenant Colonel Darren T. Spears

Professor:  Lieutenant Colonel Darren T. Spears

Assistant Professors: Captain Rosaline Johnson, Captain Venson Walker

Senior Military Instructor:  Sergeant First Class Brandon Mims

 

Overview

Instruction in the Department of Military Science emphasizes leadership and management. ROTC is designed to develop the foundational values, attributes and skills required of Army Officers. Army ROTC is divided into a Basic Course, usually taken in the first two years, and an Advance Course, taken in the junior and senior years. Enrollment in the Basic Course of Army ROTC occurs without a military obligation. Any student may enroll in all or part of the Basic Course.

College students who have completed 4 years of JROTC may also be admitted into the advanced upper level. National Guardsmen or Reservist who have completed 30 semester hours may contract into the Basic Course and become a part of the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with their prospective National Guard or Reserve Unit. Veterans, National Guardsmen, or Reservist, with 54 college hours who are in good standing may have direct admittance into the advanced upper level.

Students with 54 semester hours who have not taking the basic level courses may attend the Leadership Training Course during the summer and receive 6 credit hours, this is non-obligatory. Upon completion of the course students who contract are eligible to receive a $5,000 incentive bonus upon acceptance into the Advance Course. All students admitted into the advanced course must pass a physical exam and pass the Army Physical Fitness Test.

Army scholarships for two, three, or four years are awarded to outstanding students, who apply each semester. The scholarship pays for tuition and a book allowance of $600 per semester. Freshmen in the four (4) year program also receive a $300 tax-free subsistence allowance per month for ten (10) months. Sophomores receive $350 per month for ten (10) months. Cadets in the Advanced Course (juniors and seniors) also receive $450 (juniors) per month tax-free subsistence allowance for twelve (12) months and $500 (seniors) per month tax-free subsistence allowance for ten (10) months each school year. Upon earning the baccalaureate degree, the student is commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army (Active Duty, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard).

Note: Graduate Students: Prospective graduate students may attend the Leadership Training Course during the summer prior to starting graduate studies and qualify for admittance into the Advance course. Upon completion of the Leadership Training Course students will receive 6 credit hours, this is non-obligatory. Students who commit to a contract are eligible to receive a $5,000 incentive bonus and a Graduate School 2 year scholarship upon acceptance into the Advance Course. Upon earning the graduate degree, the student is commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army (Active Duty, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard).

 

Military Science Curriculum Plan

Freshman Year 

Military Science 101, 101L

2

Military Science 102, 102L

2

Total Hours

4

 

Sophomore Year 

Military Science 201, 201L

3

Military Science 202, 202L

3

Military Science 203*

6

Total Hours

12

 

Junior Year

Military Science 301, 301L

5

Military Science 302, 302L

5

Military Science 303

3

Military Science 304*

3

Military Science 305*

3/6

305A Airborne School

 

305B Air Assault School

 

305C Northern Warfare Training

 

305D Mountain Warfare

 

305E Nurse Summer Training (6 hrs.)

 

Total Hours

22/25

 

Senior Year

Military Science 401, 401L

5

Military Science 402, 402L

5

History 313

3

Total Hours

13

TOTAL

48/51

 

*These courses are not required by all students in order to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

 

Minor in Military Science

All students choosing to pursue a minor in Military Science must be contracted.

Military Science 301, 301L

5

Military Science 302

5

Military Science 303

3

Military Science 401

5

Military Science 402, 402L

5

History 313

3

TOTAL

26

 

Military Science Electives:  

MS 103, MS 104, MS 205 & MS 206                       Total Elective Hours: 4 


Air Force Aerospace Studies

Air Force ROTC is offered at Louisiana Tech University through the ICP Program. Questions about this program should be directed to:

Department of Air Force Aerospace Studies

P.O. Box 3154

Ruston, LA 71272

 (318) 257-2741

www.latech.edu/tech/afrotc

 

Air Force ROTC is open to all students in any major pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The mission of AROTC is to train students to become future leaders in the U.S. Air Force and America. AFROTC provides instruction and experience to all cadets in a diverse environment so they can graduate with the knowledge, character and motivation essential to becoming leaders in the world’s most respected Air Force. Individuals who successfully complete the 3-4 year program will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.


Requirements for Admission

General Military Course (GMC) (Freshmen and Sophomores): Must possess good moral character, must meet age requirements for commissioning, must be medically qualified, and must be admitted to GSU as a full-time student.

Professional Officer Course (POC) (Juniors and Seniors): Students are selected for the POC on a competitive basis. In addition to GMC requirements, they must meet mental and physical requirements for commissioning, have satisfactorily completed 60 semester hours toward their degree, satisfactorily completed a 4-week field training unit and be in good standing with GSU.


Application Requirements

There is no application procedure. Students register for AFROTC through the ICP program at GSU. Any student may enroll in the GMC, and it incurs no military obligation unless already on scholarship. Students compete for entry into the POC during their last two years of college. Selection to the POC is highly selective and based on scholarship qualifications and successful completion of field training.


Leadership Laboratory Training

In addition to academic training, enrollment in the correspondence Leadership Lab is open to students who are eligible to pursue a commission through Air Force ROTC. It consists of physical, military and leadership training including the operation of the Cadet Corps, comprised exclusively of cadets.


Field Training (FT)

All cadets must complete Field Training, which consists of academic work, orientation to the Air Force environment, and traditional military training. Cadets will compete to attend the 4-week FT which normally occurs between the sophomore and junior years.


Books and Uniforms

All uniforms and textbooks required for AFROTC courses are furnished by the U.S. Air Force. Each member of AFROTC will make a refundable deposit of $10 to cover possible uniform loss or damage. Information on the curriculum is available in the Louisiana Tech Catalog. Scholarship information is available in the Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Information section of the catalog, the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Records and Registration.