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Army ROTC

Program Overview

Army ROTC is a unique college elective. It takes no more of your time than would most other college courses. The credits received from ROTC classes go toward your diploma. And when you graduate, you'll receive a diploma and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. ROTC also awards scholarships - based solely on your merit - to hundreds of students each year. The scholarship covers 100% of tuition and fees, $900 per year for books and fees, and a tax-free stipend from $300 to $500 dollars per year.

ROTC Training goes beyond the typical college classroom. You could be leading your classmates on a tactical "mission," or taking part in outdoor adventure training designed to improve your ability to solve problems under stress.

You'll learn skills you would expect to find in an Army officer including how to motivate co-workers, cope with the unexpected, and organize large, complex tasks. But you'll also learn skills in demand today in the civilian and business world such as teamwork, tact, and effective communication. You'll learn from experienced Army officers and noncommissioned officers and, in time, help pass on what you've learned to newer students as well. In other words, you'll learn how to take charge... take command... and take the LEAD!

Traditionally, Army ROTC is a four year program. The first two years of the program comprise the Basic Course. This includes classroom studies in such subjects as military history, leadership development, and national defense. You can enroll in the program for the first two years without incurring any future military obligation (if you don't have an ROTC scholarship).

As a Cadet in the Advanced Course, you'll spend the summer between your junior and senior years attending the Leadership Development and Assessment Course. In this course you'll be asked to handle the complex tasks of a unit leader.

Then, as a Cadet in the Advanced Course, your management skills will continue to be sharpened. You'll teach new ROTC students what you've learned. And when you graduate from college, you're ready to be a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

Program Description

1. The U.S. Army ROTC Program offered at Morgan State and Coppin State Universities is designed to develop your leadership, management, and basic military skills. There is a significant focus on preparing you to successfully complete the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), the most significant event in your Cadet training. The ultimate goal is for each Cadet to be well prepared for service as a commissioned Officer in one of the three components of the U.S. Army- the Active Army, the Army National Guard, or the United States Army Reserve. The purpose of each MS year is delineated in the following two sections.

The Basic Course

  1. MS I Cadets attend Military Science academic classes and Leadership Labs each semester. Participation in FTXs, weekly Leadership Laboratories, formal social functions and physical training is included as part of the class participation or attendance grade of MS classes.

    (1) The purpose of Military Science I is:

    1. To provide the Cadet an overview of Army ROTC and the Army: its history, customs, regulations and opportunities, to include the scholarship process.
    2. To instill the Army Values and concept of Duty, Honor, Country in Cadets, as well as to imbue in Cadets the Cadet Creed.
    3. To develop personal character and challenge freshmen to live up to the standards of Army Officers.
    4. To foster a sense of responsibility within Cadets, especially toward academics and ROTC subjects.
    5. To develop self-confidence through challenging, adventurous and innovative training, including hands-on military skills.
    6. To develop oral and written presentation skills.
    7. To develop a sense of belonging to the Army family, especially as a member of the Bear Battalion, this will motivate students to participate fully in Army ROTC.
    8. viii. To prepare MS I Cadets to become successful MS II Cadets.

    (2) Requirements for Participating Cadets

    1. Enrollment in MS 103Introduction to Military Science (2 sem. hrs) for the Fall Semester at Morgan State
    2. Enrollment in MS 104 Basic Military Skills (2 sem. hrs) for the Spring Semester at Morgan State
    3. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA in general studies and a 3.0 in ROTC courses
    4. Participate in physical training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 0600-0720
    5. Attend Lab on Thursdays 1500 to 1630 at Morgan State
    6. Meet Army height and weight standards
    7. Pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
    8. Attend all Field Training Exercises as required
  2. MS II Cadets attend ROTC academic classes and Leadership Labs each quarter or semester. Participation in FTXs, weekly Leadership Laboratories, formal social functions and physical training is included as part of the class participation or attendance grade of MS classes.

    (1) The purpose of Military Science II is:

    1. To introduce MS II Cadets to the role of the noncommissioned Officer, to expose them to NCO leadership in the Active Army and the Bear Battalion, and to prepare them to assume NCO leadership of the Cadet battalion in the future. To further afford each Cadet an opportunity to serve as a small unit leader.
    2. To become familiar with and develop knowledge of basic military skills, specifically first aid, operations orders, tactics, and leadership. The focus of training is to prepare Cadets to be future leaders of the Cadet battalion and eventually, the Army.  To further develop oral and written presentation skills.
    3. To introduce Cadets to the Army Leadership Framework and encourage them to develop their leadership attributes, as well as, to live by the Cadet Creed and Army Values.
    4. To encourage qualified MS II Cadets to contract into the Advance Course.
    5. To prepare MS II Cadets to be successful MS III Cadets.

    (2)  Requirements for Participating Cadets

    1. Must have completed freshmen requirements
    2. Enrollment in MS 200 Leadership Development I (3 sem. hrs) for the Fall Semester at Morgan State
    3. Enrollment in MS 204 Leadership development II (3 sem. hrs) for the Spring Semester at Morgan State
    4. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA in general studies and a 3.0 in ROTC courses.
    5. Participate in physical training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 0600-0720
    6. Attend Lab on Thursdays 1500 to 1630 at Morgan State
    7. Meet Army height and weight standards
    8. Pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
    9. Attend all Field Training Exercises as required

    Note: MSL I through II classes are open to any student wanting to see what the Army ROTC program is all about with no obligations.

The Advanced Course

  1. MS III Cadets will attend Military Science academic courses each quarter or semester. Participation in FTXs, scheduled Leadership Laboratories, formal social functions, and physical training is required. Participation in extracurricular activities is a training event and mandatory.

    (1) The purposes of Military Science III is:

    1. To prepare Cadets for success at the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Training consists of hands-on situational tactical exercises, planning and executing operations orders and basic military skills.
    2. The Leadership Development Process and the Twenty-three Leadership Dimensions are used to evaluate and improve MS III performance.
    3. To further develop oral and written presentation skills.
    4. To prepare Cadets to become responsible MS IVs. The MS III year will reinforce troop leadership skills necessary for success as Cadet Officers.
    5. To enable the Cadet to make sound informed decisions concerning component (Reserve Forces Duty, Active Duty), branch, and initial duty assignments.
    6. To coach/teach/mentor Cadets as they provide the NCO and Officer leadership in the Cadet battalion.
    7. To instill an understanding that college performance is as important as ROTC involvement to the Cadets' future. Similarly, their performance at Advanced Camp is a training and performance evaluation which is critical in the selection process for component and branch.

    (2) Junior Year

    1. Must have completed freshmen and sophomore requirements or have attended LTC
    2. Must be contracted by the Spring Semester of Junior Year
    3. Must attend LDAC at Fort Lewis, WA in the summer between junior and senior year, or attend LDAC after your senior year and be an end of camp commissionee
    4. Enrollment in MS 301 Introduction to Team and Small Unit Operations (3 sem. hrs) for the Fall Semester at Morgan State
    5. Enrollment in MS 302 Introduction to Military Training Management (3 sem. hrs) for the Spring Semester at Morgan State
    6. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA in general studies and a 3.0 in ROTC courses
    7. Participate in physical training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 0600-0720
    8. Attend Lab on Thursdays 1500 to 1630 at Morgan State
    9. Meet Army height and weight standards
    10. Pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
    11. Attend all Field Training Exercises as required
  2. MS IV Cadets will attend ROTC academic courses each quarter or semester. Participation in FTXs, special professional development events, physical training, and all Leadership Laboratories is required. Involvement with extracurricular activities is a training event and mandatory.

    (1) The purpose of Military Science IV is:

    1. To develop the Cadet's leadership and managerial skills, enabling him/her to assume the junior Officer leadership of the U.S. Army.
    2. To develop leadership and managerial skills in the Cadet Battalion by planning, coordinating, and conducting the training of Basic Course Cadets.
    3. To prepare MS IV Cadets for success at the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC II) and the Officer Basic Course (OBC).

    (2) Senior Year

    1. Must have completed junior year requirements
    2. Enrollment in MS 401 Military Science IV: Adaptive Leadership (3 sem. hrs) for the Fall Semester at Morgan State
    3. Enrollment in MS 402 Military Science IV: Leadership in a Complex World (3 sem. hrs) for the Spring Semester at Morgan State
    4. Must have completed a Military History Class
    5. Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in general studies and a 3.0 in ROTC courses
    6. Participate in physical training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 0600-0700
    7. Attend Lab on Thursdays 1530 to 1830 at Morgan State
    8. Meet Army height and weight standards
    9. Pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
    10. Attend all Field Training Exercises as required

    (3) Completion Cadet

    1. Meet Army height and weight standards
    2. Pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
    3. Maintain full time student status until graduation