http://www.uah.edu/rotc

Army Senior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Department

Location:  223D Charger Union (Building #17 (CGU) on UAH campus map)

Telephone: (256) 372-4023

Email:  kph0015@uah.edu

Chair:  Professor of Military Science (Alabama A&M University)

Instructor:  Military Science Instructor (Military or Army Contractor) /Assistant Professor of Military Science (Military)

Army Senior ROTC Web Page:  http://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html

Alabama A&M University ROTC Web Page:  http://www.aamu.edu/academics/colleges/agricultural-life-natural-sciences/departments/military-sciences/index.html

Overview

Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University (Alabama A&M) established its Army ROTC program in 1971 and serves as the program host.  The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an extension of the Alabama A&M program and its students may use the Visiting Student Agreement between the universities to participate in the ROTC program.  The Military Science Instructor (MSI)/Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) represents Alabama A&M's Professor of Military Science on the UAH campus.

Mission

The Military Science Department produces commissioned officers in the quality, quantity, and academic disciplines necessary to meet regular Army (RA), Army National Guard (ARNG), and the US Army Reserve (USAR) requirements.  Instruction in basic concepts and principles of military arts and sciences, including leadership, professional values and ethics, and an appreciation of national security issues, provide selected students with a sound basis for future professional development and effective performance to serve as commissioned officers in the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army.

Program Description

The ROTC program consists of eight semesters of instruction divided into two courses.  The Basic Course, consisting of four semesters, is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with the conceptual skills required to effectively manage their time, health and fitness, and support effective communication.  Course outcomes enable students to understand U.S. Army customs, courtesies, and the Army’s Professional Ethic.  Participation in the Leadership Laboratory reinforces classroom training and provides an opportunity to master basic military skills such as drill and ceremonies, first aid, field craft, and land navigation.  The Leadership Laboratory uses simple tactical scenarios to drive the students' military decision making process.  The Advanced Course, also consisting of four semesters, is designed to prepare Basic Course graduates, eligible students with prior military service, or students currently serving in the USAR or ARNG, with the conceptual skills and professional military education necessary to commission as an officer in the U.S. Army.  Advanced Course students receive practical experience each week through mandatory participation in the Leadership Laboratory.  Advanced Course students must also participate in morning physical conditioning at the ROTC Building on the Alabama A&M University campus.

The APMS provides Basic Course classroom instruction on the UAH campus.  Physical conditioning training and the Leadership Laboratory are conducted at the ROTC Building on the Alabama A&M University campus on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

All Advanced Course instruction takes place in the ROTC Building on the Alabama A&M University campus.

Course Registration

Although students may register for Military Science classes using BANNER, the Professor of Military Science, or his representative, is required to ensure that each student's degree program is properly aligned with ROTC program requirements to ensure completion of pre-commissioning requirements prior to graduation.  Therefore, interested students should contact the ROTC Department prior to registration to ensure proper placement in the ROTC program.

Eligibility Requirements

For current eligibility and commissioning requirements, contact the Recruiting Operations Officer at Alabama A&M University at (256) 372-4023 for details.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
MIL 101MILITARY SCIENCE I 2
MIL 101LLABORATORY 0
 Term Semester Hours: 2
Spring
MIL 102MILITARY SCIENCE I 2
MIL 102LLABORATORY 0
 Term Semester Hours: 2
Year 2
Fall
MIL 201MILITARY SCIENCE II 2
MIL 201LLABORATORY 0
 Term Semester Hours: 2
Spring
MIL 202MILITARY SCIENCE II 2
MIL 202LLABORATORY 0
 Term Semester Hours: 2
 Total Semester Hours: 8
Year 3
FallSemester Hours
MIL 301
301L
MILITARY SCIENCE III
and LABORATORY
3
 Term Semester Hours: 3
Spring
MIL 302
302L
MILITARY SCIENCE III
and LABORATORY
3
 Term Semester Hours: 3
Year 4
Fall
MIL 401
401L
MILITARY SCIENCE IV
and LABORATORY
3
 Term Semester Hours: 3
Spring
MIL 402
402L
MILITARY SCIENCE IV
and LABORATORY
3
 Term Semester Hours: 3
 Total Semester Hours: 12

Progression (Basic Course + Advanced Course)

Students complete 8 credit hours (4 semesters) of military science instruction beginning with the fall semester of their freshman year.  After the basic course, progressing students must complete 12 additional credit hours (4 semesters) of military science instruction and attend Advanced Camp (AC) in the summer between their junior and senior years.

Lateral Entry (Advanced Course)

Students who have completed initial entry training (IET) in any branch of service, or who have completed JROTC in high school, or attended ROTC Basic Camp (BC) may receive placement credit for the ROTC basic course at the PMS’s discretion.

Graduate students with a minimum of 2 years remaining in their degree programs may enroll after completing BC. They must still attend AC during the summer, either prior to or after graduation.  Requires permission of Professor of Military Science.

Professional Military Education (PME) Requirements

US Army Cadet Command, which enforces requirements for pre-commissioning training, requires all commissioning candidates to successfully complete the following PME requirements prior to commissioning:

3 credit hours of US Military History (HY 371 US Military History (offered during Fall semester at UAH) or HIS 315 US Military History (offered during Spring semester at Alabama A&M University)).

Advanced Camp - Successfully complete Advance Camp (must attain a minimum rating of "CAPABLE" on Cadet Officer Evaluation Report for performance during training) prior to commissioning.

Completion Cadets

Students that have completed all required military science instruction (based on program requirements explained above), BC (or IET), and AC, but have not completed their degree programs, are classified as completion cadets.  Completion cadets are normally eligible to commission after completion of all degree requirements.  Requires permission of Professor of Military Science.

Military Science I4
MIL 101MILITARY SCIENCE I2
MIL 101LLABORATORY0
MIL 102MILITARY SCIENCE I2
MIL 102LLABORATORY0
Military Science II4
MIL 201MILITARY SCIENCE II2
MIL 201LLABORATORY0
MIL 202MILITARY SCIENCE II2
MIL 202LLABORATORY0
Military Science III (Alabama A&M University ROTC Building)6
MIL 301MILITARY SCIENCE III3
MIL 301LLABORATORY0
MIL 302MILITARY SCIENCE III3
MIL 302LLABORATORY0
Military Science IV (Alabama A&M University ROTC Building)6
MIL 401MILITARY SCIENCE IV3
MIL 401LLABORATORY0
MIL 402MILITARY SCIENCE IV3
MIL 402LLABORATORY0
Related Courses Offered by AAMU ROTC Department (Requires Visiting Student Agreement and PMS Permission)4
MIL 498MILITARY SCIENCE-VA/A&M2
MIL 499MILITARY SCI-SPEC TOPICS/A&M2