College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

ROTC cadet
ROTC cadets at sunset
ROTC cadets in purple smoke
ROTC cadets with black hawk helicopter


ROTC classes focus on Leader Training and Development

ROTC Classes and accompanying leadership labs are part of a training process designed to develop leadership skills in a variety of training environments. Using the Army's Leadership Requirements Model (ALRM), we use a system of structured leadership opportunities, coupled with assessment tools and feedback mechanisms to build confident and competent leaders.  Cadets who complete the program commission as an Army officer and serve as a leader in the Army.  

What is Leadership?

Leading is all about influencing others and solving problems.  This includes skills such as planning, decision-making, communicating goals and intent, executing the plan, and adapting as things change.  ROTC cadets get to practice this hands-on with a variety of events and training that takes place throughout the school year.  Upon completion of the MSIII curriculum, cadets attend ROTC Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, KY and apply all the leadership training they received on campus.  


How will these classes help with a career outside of the Army?

An Army leader is able and willing to act decisively, within the intent and purpose of superior leaders and in the best interest of the organization. Army leaders recognize that organizations, built on mutual trust and confidence, successfully accomplish missions. Leadership is universal, the skills you learn in ROTC can be applied to any leadership position in any organization.

Army ROTC is one of the only college programs that teaches leadership.  This training is invaluable for any career that involves leading, managing and motivating people or fostering teamwork.  Young Army Officers are typically responsible for hundreds of Soldiers and millions of dollars in equipment; this kind of management experience can be very attractive for post-Army employers.

What class should I take if I'm interested in Leadership but unsure about joining the Military?

The program begins with MIL SCI 1091, Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking.  Also, any of the Basic Courses (MIL SCI 1091, 1092, 1093 & 1094) are open for all students to take with no military commitment.