Classes

MLS 1001: Basic Outdoor Skills and Leadership Introduction (co-requisite MILS 1001L LAB required) (Fall)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the issues and competencies that are central to a commissioned officer's responsibilities. Initial lessons establish a framework for understanding officership, leadership, ethics, management, and Army values. Additionally, the course addresses life skills including fitness and time management. It is designed to give the student accurate insight into the Army profession and the officer's role within the Army. Class incorporates various outdoor field craft skills involving both classroom and outdoor instruction. Subjects include; small group leadership, rappelling, basic map reading, water safety, basic marksmanship and first aid. Class time is one hour per week. MILS 1001L Leadership Lab (one hour per week) is required for all cadets. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets.

MILS 1001L: Basic Outdoor Skill and Leadership Introduction Lab (co-requisite MILS 1001 required) (Fall)

Practical experience at leading and decision making is provided to all students. Labs include marksmanship, hiking, civil war battlefield visits, field leader's reaction course and varied other outdoor activities.

MILS 1011: Outdoor Field Craft and Leadership Development (co-requisite MILS 1011L required) (Spring)

This course expands upon the fundamentals introduced in the previous term by focusing on communications, leadership, and problem solving. It is designed to build on the experience of the first term and further broaden the introduction to the Army as well as to leadership skills and the life skills needed by an Army officer. First, the student will be introduced to communications principles of military briefings and effective writing. These skills will serve the student well in an Army or professional career. Next, the course will introduce the student to problem solving, including methodologies that can be used in daily life. Next, the student will be introduced to goal setting and how to determine goals in his/her life. This is followed by lessons on communication, including ways to improve listening and speaking skills, as well as counseling. Finally, several lessons provide a broad overview of physical well-being and life in the Army, including the employment benefits provided and work experiences of junior officers. Class incorporates various outdoor field craft involving both classroom and outdoor instruction. Subjects include basic rappelling/mountaineering, first aid, intermediate map reading/land navigation (orienteering), and hot/cold weather survival skills. In addition, students will receive an introduction to small group leadership principles. Class time is one hour per week. MILS Leadership Lab 1011L (one hour per week0 is required for all cadets. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets.

MILS 1011L: Outdoor Field Craft and Leadership Development LAB (co-requisite MILS 1011 required) (Spring)

Practical experience at leading and decision making is provided to all students. Labs include rappelling/orienteering, hiking, white-water rafting, field leader's reaction course and varied other outdoor activities.

MILS 2002: Leadership Development I (co-requisite MILS 2002L required) (Fall)

Students identify successful leadership characteristics through observation of others and self through experiential learning exercises. They record observed traits (good and bad) in a dimensional leadership journal and discuss observations in small group settings. Students are also focused on the building of student character and on direct physical experiences. These physical experiences give students the opportunity to apply and practice the beginning stages in the principles leadership skills. Furthermore, these leadership principles are tested by situational exercises designed enhance student interaction and self-improvement to develop improved leadership traits. Class time is two hours per week. MILS 2002L Leadership Lab (one hour per week) is required for all cadets. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets.

MILS 2002L: Leadership Development I LAB (co-requisite MILS 2002 required) (Fall)

Course focus is on small unit leadership, team building and management skills. Class also includes an introduction in small unit tactics. Students develop leadership foundations by leading discussions, developing and briefing operations plans using the Military Decision Making Model. Labs include marksmanship, hiking, civil war battlefield visits, field leader's reaction course and varied other outdoor activities.

MILS 2012: Leadership Development II (co-requisite MILS 2012L required) (Spring)

This course provides basic leadership and technical skills of military operations. Students learn leadership, order preparation, problem analysis, backward planning, oral and written communication concepts and skills. Students develop strategies to allocate scarce resources such as time, personnel, and equipment, to accomplish team goals and objectives. Constant feedback on small group leadership identifies and develops both technical, tactical and leadership problem areas. Technical skills developed include land navigation, basic infantry tactics, communications and orders processes. Class includes an introduction to military writing skills. Highly encouraged for all students with no previous JROTC, prior military service, or senior ROTC and who are interested in attending the Army's summer Leadership Training Course. Class time is two hours per week. MILS 2012L Leadership Lab (one hour per week) is required for all cadets. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets.

MILS 2012L: Leadership Development I LAB (co-requisite MILS 2012 required) (Spring)

Course focus is on decision making process, time management and leadership skills. Lab includes an introduction into basic tactics. Cadet enhance and refine first aid, land navigation and outdoor field craft skills. White-water rafting and other various outdoor activities included.

MILS 3004: Applied Leadership I (co-requisite MILS 3004L required) (Fall)

This course is designed to enable a student with prior military or cadet experience to quickly learn essential cadet knowledge and skills necessary for integration into the cadet battalion and successful performance of key cadet tasks. First you will be introduced to the Leader Development Program that will be used to evaluate your leadership performance and provide you developmental feedback for the rest of your cadet years. Next, you will be introduced to the principles of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle so that you may effectively work to improve or maintain your physical fitness from the very beginning of the term. This is followed by a block of instruction is the Army's Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) and Army Operations Orders (OPORDs). The course then focuses on Officership and the ethical component of Army leadership. To help prepare you for your responsibilities in teaching and participating in Military Science and Leadership Labs, you will then be taught basic tactical principles and problem solving. Class time is three hours per week. MILS 3004L Leadership Lab (three hours per week) is required for all cadets. One weekend Field Training Exercise (FTX) is required in the Fall Semester. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets. Prerequisite: Obtained Junior status/standing, completed first two years of Army ROTC or, have Prior Service or JROTC experience or, attended the Leader's Training Course or, have permission of Professor of Military Science and Leadership.

MILS 3004L: Applied Leadership LAB I (co-requisite MILS 3004 required) (Fall)

Lab focus is on preparing cadets for attendance at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course, FT Lewis, Washington thru development of managerial and leadership abilities, maximizing performance oriented 'hands on' training. Students learn advanced infantry tactics and demonstrate their leadership potential using this medium. Students are required to lead in drill and ceremony, physical fitness training and tactical infantry situations. Prerequisite: Obtained Junior status/standing, completed first two years of Army ROTC or, have Prior Service or JROTC experience or, attended the Leader's Training Course or, have permission of Professor of Military Science and Leadership.

MILS 3014: Applied Leadership II (co-requisite MILS 3014L required) (Spring)

This course builds upon the information covered in MILS 3004. The Army's Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) are incorporated in every class. The course starts with patrolling to establish a basis for leadership evaluations during labs. Focus then shifts to training and summer training events. Turning to communications, the course emphasizes written and oral communications techniques. Students then will present oral briefings on the Operations Orders and Army Branches, in order to analyze career choices and exercise oral presentation skills. The course then focuses on Officership and the ethical component of Army leadership - specifically Ethical Decision Making. We then turn to Leadership theory and application, to include the Leadership Framework and Group Dynamics. The course, and the year, concludes with an Officership Case Study tracing the evolution of the Officer Corps from the Vietnam era through the first Gulf War. All of this prepares the student for entry into MILS 4004 & 4014 courses and providing leadership to the remainder of the ROTC Cadets their senior year. One weekend Field Training Exercise (FTX) is required in the Spring Semester. MILS 3014L Leadership Lab is required for all cadets. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets. Pre-requisite: MILS 3004 & MILS 3004L.

MILS 4004: Advanced Leadership I (co-requisite MILS 4004L required) (Fall)

This course develops leadership, technical, and tactical skills. Participants conduct practical exercises and cadre assess their acquired skills. Students use a team approach as they take charge of teaching, planning, organizing, and writing detailed directions and orders. Students are assigned cadet command and staff positions and will learn their roles thru discussions on command and staff management in military organizations, executive responsibilities of the Army and Army Officers and Non-commissioned Officers. They plan and supervise several activities from a middle manager level, synchronizing the execution for optimum performance. The course also includes study of combat leadership, as well as administration, training, logistics allocation, military justice, and management concepts. In addition, cadets will receive instruction in professional ethics, service customs, courtesies and traditions. Class time is four hours per week. Participation in MILS 4004L Leadership Laboratory required. One weekend Field Training Exercise (FTX) is required in the Fall Semester. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets. Prerequisites: MILS 3004 and 3014 or permission of Professor of Military Science and Leadership.

MILS 4004L: Advanced Leadership I LAB (co-requisite 4004 required) (Fal)

Under supervision of Cadre, the cadets will plan, execute, supervise, and evaluate semester ROTC activities for all MS levels.

MILS 4014: Advanced Leadership II (co-requisite 4014L required) (Spring)

This course completes the sequence of ROTC courses and culminates with detailed, professionally written documents, synchronized training activities, project management, and supervision of up to 150 students during stand alone training. This course requires teaching, assessing, planning, organizing, resourcing, and executing a number of training activities. Additional concepts explored are training, military ethics, law of war, just war theory, and counseling techniques, as well as the allocation and management of resources. Class time is four hours per week. Participation in MILS 4014 Leadership Laboratory and a Staff Ride is required. One weekend Field Training Exercise (FTX) is required in the Fall Semester. Army Physical Training Program is required for all contracted cadets and highly encouraged for non-contracted cadets. Prerequisite: Military Science 4004 & 4004L or permission of Professor of Military Science and Leadership.

MILS 4014L: Advanced Leadership II LAB (co-requisite 4014 required) (Spring)

Under supervision of Cadre, the cadets will plan, execute, supervise, and evaluate semester ROTC activities for all MS levels.

 

OTHER CLASSES OFFERED BY ARMY ROTC

 

MILS 4001: Contemporary Military Issues (Fall/Spring)

Individual study for advanced undergraduates. Students research, write a paper, and give an oral presentation of a current military issue. Required course for all MSV cadets drawing extended ROTC benefits. Prerequisite: Permission of Professor of Military Science and Leadership.

MILS 4011: Advanced Military Correspondence (Fall/Spring)

Practicum for advanced undergraduates. Students submit prepared military correspondence projects written in the military style using military formats, terms and forms. Required course for all MSV cadets drawing extended ROTC benefits. Prerequisite: Permission of Professor of Military Science and Leadership.

MILS 1101: Basic Rifle Marksmanship (Fall)

Open to all UAF students. Introduction to safe use of a rifle and practical application of rifle marksmanship. Course includes weapons safety, mechanics, capabilities, and fundamentals of marksmanship. Includes visit to fire at local indoor rifle range. Materials and equipment furnished by Department of Military Science and Leadership (Army ROTC). Students may also participate and compete with the University of Arkansas Pershing Rifle Shooting Team.

MILS 2101: Advanced Rifle Marksmanship (Spring)

Open to all UAF students. Course provides instruction on the fundamentals of Advanced Rifle Marksmanship. Class is conducted once a week with topics including: Air Rifle, Small Bore firing, advanced practical exercises of different shooting positions and marksmanship competition with other universities. Students may also participate and compete with the University of Arkansas Pershing Rifle Shooting Team. Prerequisite: MILS 1101 or permission of Instructor.