Army ROTC

Eugene Short Hall (ESH), Room 211, (907) 786-6094
www.uaa.alaska.edu/armyrotc

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program is America’s primary officer training program. Army ROTC, in a cooperative effort by the United States Army and UAA, educates, trains and prepares students to serve as officers in the Regular Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Army ROTC has two-, three- and four-year programs that lead to a commission as a second lieutenant. Army ROTC is divided into a basic course of study for freshmen and sophomores and the advanced course of study for juniors and seniors. Programs and courses can be adjusted to meet specific needs of individual students who desire to enroll but are past their freshmen year. Prior to completing Army ROTC, students may receive a minor in National Defense, Strategic Studies and Leadership: Army Emphasis. The courses focus on military history, Army force structure, leadership, time and stress management, decision making through academic instruction, and operations in the contemporary operating environment. Non-contracted students may take the 100- and 200-level academic courses without incurring a military obligation. However, only contracted cadets may take MILS A302, MILS A401 and MILS A402.

The leadership and physical training laboratory provides practical military training. Activities include staff rides to Army bases, physical fitness training, conducting drill and ceremony, and leadership exercises. To attend the leadership laboratory, UAA students must not have a medical condition that would preclude service in the Armed Forces.

To become an officer through Army ROTC, a student must, at a minimum, complete the two-year program (300- and 400-level courses plus leadership laboratory), the U.S. Army Leader Development and Assessment Course, and earn a baccalaureate degree in any major from UAA. Upon graduation and commissioning, new lieutenants must serve eight years in the regular Army, Army Reserves, and/or Army National Guard.

In order to receive a minor in National Defense, Strategic Studies, and Leadership: Army Emphasis, students must complete the declaration of a minor form on the UAA website.

Three hours of mandatory Physical Training (PT) and a two-hour leadership lab are required each week. Times and location of PT sessions to be announced.

Two-Year Program

Available to UAA students with two years remaining until graduation: students complete the U.S. Army Leader’s Training Course, the U.S. Army Leader Development and Assessment Course, and the following courses (19 credits):

MILS A150Army ROTC Leadership and Physical Training Laboratory 14
MILS A301Training Management and the Warfighting Functions3
MILS A302Applied Leadership In Small Unit Operations3
MILS A401The Army Officer3
MILS A402Company Grade Leadership3
MILS A450History of the United States Army3
Total Credits19
1

Students take MILS A150 each semester for a total of four semesters and 4 credits. Academic courses are taken in the order listed, beginning with MILS A301 in the fall semester. MILS A450 may be taken at any time throughout the program.

Three-Year Program

Available to UAA students with three years remaining until graduation: students complete the U.S. Army Leader Development and Assessment Course and the following courses (27 credits):

MILS A150Army ROTC Leadership and Physical Training Laboratory 16
MILS A201Leadership and Decision Making3
MILS A202Army Doctrine and Team Development3
MILS A301Training Management and the Warfighting Functions3
MILS A302Applied Leadership In Small Unit Operations3
MILS A401The Army Officer3
MILS A402Company Grade Leadership3
MILS A450History of the United States Army3
Total Credits27
1

Students take MILS A150 each semester for a total of six semesters and 6 credits. Academic courses are taken in the order listed, beginning with MILS A201 in the fall semester. MILS A450 may be taken at any time throughout the program.

Four-Year Program

Available to UAA students with four years remaining until graduation: students complete the U.S. Army Leader Development and Assessment Course and the following courses (31 credits):

MILS A101Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking1
MILS A102Introduction to the Profession of Arms1
MILS A150Army ROTC Leadership and Physical Training Laboratory (1)8
MILS A201Leadership and Decision Making3
MILS A202Army Doctrine and Team Development3
MILS A301Training Management and the Warfighting Functions3
MILS A302Applied Leadership In Small Unit Operations3
MILS A401The Army Officer3
MILS A402Company Grade Leadership3
MILS A450History of the United States Army3
Total Credits31
1

Students take MILS A150 each semester for a total of eight semesters and 8 credits. Academic courses are taken in the order listed, beginning with MILS A201 in the fall semster. MILS A450 may be taken at any time throughout the program.

Scholarships and Incentive Payments

Army ROTC has numerous scholarship and incentive programs for high school seniors planning to enroll at UAA and for college students currently enrolled or planning to enroll at UAA. All students receiving a scholarship or incentive payment must be a full-time student (at least 12 semester credits for undergraduate or 9 semester credits for graduate students).

  1. High school seniors can compete for Army ROTC scholarships that pay tuition, fees, and books at any university with an Army ROTC program. The scholarship includes a monthly stipend. Students can obtain applications on the Army ROTC website.

    Army ROTC at UAA has several scholarship options for college students. These scholarships cover tuition, fees, and books for both undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships also include a monthly stipend. Students compete for these scholarships during the academic term prior to activation. For example, a fall 100-level student can compete for a scholarship that would start in the spring of the student’s 100-level year.

  2. All scholarships and incentives are subject to federally mandated age restrictions.

Commissioning

After completing the Army ROTC program, graduating from UAA, and passing a commissioning physical, cadets will receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

  1. Second lieutenants will usually begin their Basic Officer Leaders Course within one year of commissioning. Students compete nationally for their branch based on a combined score consisting of their GPA, on-campus evaluations, and Leader Development and Assessment Course evaluation. The United States Army has 16 branches with multiple careers in each one. Students receive the branch assignments during the 400-level year.
  2. Students may also compete for medical and law school appointments. Scholarships cover tuition, fees, and books for a student’s undergraduate and medical school programs. Army ROTC at UAA has more information on this highly competitive program.
  3. Second lieutenants incur an eight-year service commitment with the Army. Select Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.

Faculty

Captain Chad Ausel, Assistant Professor of Military Science, ceausel@alaska.edu
Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Gillogly, Professor of Military Science/Chair, rgillogly@alaska.edu
Sergeant First Class Mike Nelson, Military Science Instructor, manelson@alaska.edu