Courses

  • OTP AS 101: Leadership Laboratory (taken each semester)
    Augments the AFROTC academic curriculum by providing prospective Air Force officers the opportunities and feedback needed to develop the leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills required of successful Air Force officers. Applications include Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, problem solving, communications, and learning about career opportunities available to commissioned officers. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences designed to develop leadership potential.
  • OTP AS 110: Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
    Examines the role of the U.S. Air Force in the contemporary world. Topics include background, mission, and organization of air force and functions of U.S. strategic forces. Emphasis is placed on development of written communicative skills.
  • OTP AS 120: Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
    Continues study of the contemporary U.S. Air Force by examining general purpose forces, aerospace support forces, and the total force structure.
  • OTP AS 210: Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power
    Traces the historical development of air power and its uses starting before the Wright brothers and extending through the Korean War. Concentrates on the advent of the air age, the airplane at war (1914-1918), the interwar years, air power in World War II, the Berlin Airlift, air power in the Korean War, and the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. Emphasizes student participation and presentations to enhance communicative skills.
  • OTP AS 220: Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power
    Traces the historical development of air power and its uses starting after the Korean War and continuing through its present role in international policies. Emphasizes air and space power experiences from the Vietnam conflict and operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Continues emphasis upon student participation and presentations to enhance communicative skills.
  • OTP AS 310: Air Force Leadership Studies
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: entry in POC.
    Management and leadership from the point of view of a U.S. Air Force junior officer. The individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics are covered to provide a foundation for developing the junior officer's professional skills.
  • OTP AS 320: Air Force Leadership Studies
    Continues OTP AS 310 with special emphasis on the basic managerial processes involving decision making, use of analytical aid in planning, organizing, and controlling in a changing environment. Actual U.S. Air Force cases used.
  • OTP AS 410: National Security Affairs
    Study of the military's role as an institution in a democratic society. Topics include civil-military interaction and the military as a profession. Emphasis on developing communicative skills through student presentations.
  • OTP AS 420: Preparation for Active Duty
    "Preparation for Active Duty" is a survey course designed to give Senior AFROTC cadets an overview of the subject material. Cadets are expected to emerge with an in-depth knowledge of all the topics covered in this course. While some areas are covered in detail, many others are covered more broadly. Overall AS420 is a vehicle to help you become Air Force officers and to facilitate your transition to active duty.
  • OTP MS 100: Leadership Laboratory
    (All classes) Practical exercise in the knowledge and skill requirements of leaders of small units and organizations. Application includes practice in preparation, conduct, evaluation of training in physical training, drill and ceremony, common skill tasks, basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, communications and survival skills, and adventure training. Requires participation in one overnight field training exercise.
  • OTP MS 101: Leadership and Personal Development
    Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leader attributes and core leader competencies while gaining a big-picture understanding of ROTC, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
  • OTP MS 102: Introduction to Tactical Leadership
    Overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership, values attributes, and competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Continued emphasis is placed on recruitment and retention of cadets. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the cadets through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of the MS 102 experience.
  • OTP MS 201: Innovative Team Leadership
    Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model (trait and behavior theories). Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure and duties, and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE).
  • OTP MS 202: Foundations of Tactical Leadership
    Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). Highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Provides a smooth transition into MS 301. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team-building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.
  • OTP MS 301: Adaptive Team Leadership
    Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small-unit tactical operations are used to develop self-awareness and critical thinking skills. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions. Provides a smooth transition into MS 302. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team-building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. 1 cr. 1st sem.
  • OTP MS 302: Applied Team Leadership
    Cadets study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level. At the conclusion of the course, cadets will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. Successful completion of this course will help prepare Cadets for success at the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which cadets will attend the following summer at Fort Lewis, WA. Course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, and practical exercises, a mid-term and a final exam. Cadets will receive systematic and specific feedback on their leader attributes and core leader competencies from their instructor and other ROTC cadre and MSL IV cadets who will evaluate using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model.
  • OTP MS 401: Adaptive Leadership
    Develops proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing leadership-performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make sound ethical decisions, and provide coaching and mentoring to fellow ROTC Cadets. MSL IV Cadets are measured by their ability to give and receive systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities using the Socratic model of reflective learning. Cadets at the MSL IV level analyze and evaluate the leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions of MSL III Cadets while simultaneously considering their own leadership skills. Attention is given to preparation for success at BOLC B, and the development of leadership abilities. 1 cr. 1st sem.
  • OTP MS 402: Leadership in a Complex World
    Course transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as an MSL III Cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass cadets. MSL IV Cadets learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process, Army Writing Style, and the Army's Training Management and METL Development processes during weekly Training Meetings to plan, execute, and access battalion training events. Cadets learn to safely conduct training by understanding and employing the Composite Risk Management Process. Cadets learn how to use the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program to reduce and manage stress.
  • OTP MS 501: American Military History
    Goal of this course is to produce leaders who use critical thinking grounded in military history as the basis for decision making. Course provides a foundation in Army and branch heritage, teaches the history of the profession of arms and introduces historical method/analysis and application of contextual thinking. Program objectives are to develop and sustain historically minded soldiers and civilians capable of bringing historical perspective to bear on contemporary military problems. 1 cr. 1st sem.
  • OTP NS 100: Naval Leadership Lab
    All Naval Science students are required to take this every semester from freshman to senior year.