Department of Military Science and Leadership (MISC)

http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/academic-affairs/rotc/army/index.html

LTC Donald Prioleau, Professor

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is to train, motivate and prepare selected students with potential to serve as Commissioned Officers in the Regular Army, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of military art and science and to develop leadership and managerial potential in the student. A strong sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility, and an appreciation of the requirements for national security are instilled in all students. Attainment of these objectives will prepare students for commissioning and will establish a sound basis for their future professional development and effective performance in the Army or civilian life.

Enrollment in the Department of Military Science courses is open to all students attending a college or university in the Greater Greensboro Consortium (Bennett College, Elon University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, High Point University, North Carolina A&T State University, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro). The Army ROTC program offers elective courses for undergraduate and graduate students leading to a commission in the United States Army. Students may compete for four-year, three-year, and two-year scholarships. The program also offers nursing scholarships on a competitive basis as a Partnership in Nursing Education (PNE) school. For more information, contact the Army ROTC Department in Campbell Hall, (336) 334-7588.

DEGREES OFFERED

Upon graduation, students may have achieved four accomplishments:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts in student's chosen major
  • Graduate degree in student's discipline
  • Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant  in the United States Army, Army Reserves or the National Guard
  • Minor in Military Leadership

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The ROTC program is divided into a basic course, which is normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years, and an advanced course, which is taken during the junior and senior years. The admission of students to the ROTC program is based upon the general admission requirements of the University as they pertain to a full-time student.

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

The programs of instruction for Army ROTC include a four-year program and a two-year program. The four-year program consists of the two-year basic course, the two-year advanced course, and the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). The two-year program encompasses a Leaders Training Course, the two-year advanced course and LDAC.

Basic Course: The basic course consist of two distinct components, the classroom introduction to the Army Profession and Officership of the Military Science and Leadership (MISC) 1 year, and the experiential examination of leadership, decision-making, and group process of the MISC II year. By the end of the Basic Course, cadets should possess a basic understanding of the unique aspects of the officer corps, fundamentals of leadership and decision-making, the Army's institutional values, and principles of individual fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

NOTE: Students may join the ROTC program at any time during the MISC I or MISC II year. The minimum ROTC participation, leading to a commission, is the Advanced Course (MISC III and MISC IV years and the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Credit for the basic course can be obtained by successfully completing Military Science & Leadership 101, 102, 201, 202. A leadership laboratory must be taken concurrently each semester with the class. Prior service in the Armed Forces, completion of Basic Combat Training, or completion of the Leader's Training Course can be used to obtain appropriate credit for the basic course.

Advanced Course: The advanced course is designed to produce officers for the active Army as well as the Reserve Components. Entry into the advanced course is on a best qualified basis. The student must possess qualifications for becoming an effective Army officer. Applicants must attain and maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0, (scholarship applicants must have a 2.5 G.P.A. and after being awarded the scholarship, must maintain a 2.0 G.P.A.) in order to validate their academic eligibility for participation in the program. The applicants must have a minimum of two years of academic work remaining at the educational institution in a curriculum leading to either a baccalaureate or advanced degree in a recognized academic field of study. In addition, each student must successfully complete the Leadership Development and Assessment Course the summer following completion of their MISC III year. Applicants must also pass an Army medical examination and swim test. The following courses are required for completion of the advanced course: Military Science & Leadership 301, 302, 401, 402. The leadership laboratory must also be taken each semester.

Two Year Program: This program is designed for sophomore and junior students transferring to a 4-year institution who have not taken ROTC. In lieu of the basic course, students are required to attend Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox in the summer of their sophomore year. The advanced course, which leads to an officer commission, is the same for students in either the four-year program or the two-year program.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Successful completion of the ROTC program qualifies a student for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in one of the following branches of the Army: Adjutant General's Corps, Armor, Infantry, Military Police Corps, Military Intelligence, Ordnance Corps, Quartermaster Corps, Signal Corps, Medical Service Corps, Corps of Engineers, Finance Corps, Aviation, Field Artillery, Air Defense Artillery, Transportation Corps and Army Nurse Corps. Special requirements and/or additional training is required for commissioning in the Medical Corps, Army Medical Specialist Corps, Veterinarian Corps, Chaplain Corps, and the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

FINANCIAL AID

A subsistence fee ranging between $350.00 and $500.00 per month is paid to advanced course and scholarship cadets during the entire normal academic year while participating in Army ROTC. Four, three and two year scholarships are available. Details on scholarships are published by the Department of the Army and by the Military Science Department. In addition to the subsistence fee, the scholarship pays tuition, laboratory fees, book cost and certain supplies within the limits of the scholarship award.

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP

MISC 101. Foundations of Officership Credit 1
MISC 101 introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership.  Students 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. (F)

MISC 102. Basic Leadership
Credit 1
MISC 102 overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills.  Students explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. (S)

MISC 105/107. Leadership Laboratory*
Credit 1
Leadership Lab is in conjunction with each of the aforementioned M.S. level classes in the basic course. It is a period which supplements and reinforces, through practical application, the fundamentals taught in each of the Military Science classes. Leadership Lab is a progressive leading experience designed to produce effective and efficient Second Lieutenants for the United States Army. MISC 105 (F) MISC 107 (S)

MISC 201. Innovative Team  Leadership
Credit 2
The course 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 framework (trait and behavior theories).  Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. (F)

MISC 202. Foundations of Tactical Leadership Credit 2
The course examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE).  The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders.  Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. (S)

MISC 205/207. Leadership Laboratory* Credit 1
Leadership Lab is in conjunction with each of the aforementioned M.S. level classes in the basic course. It is a period which supplements and reinforces, through practical application, the fundamentals taught in each of the Military Science classes. Leadership Lab is a progressive leading experience designed to produce effective and efficient Second Lieutenants for the United States Army. MISC 205 (F); MISC 207 (S)

MISC 301. Adaptive Team Leadership
Credit 3
MISC 301 challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. (F)

MISC 302. Leadership in Changing Environments Credit 3
MISC 302 uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. (S)

MISC 305/307. Leadership Laboratory*
Credit 1
Leadership Lab is in conjunction with each of the aforementioned M.S. level classes in the advanced course. It is a period which supplements and reinforces, through practical application, the fundamentals taught in each of the Military Science classes. Leadership Lab is a progressive leading experience designed to produce effective and efficient Second Lieutenants for the United States Army. MISC 305 (F); MISC 307 (S)

MISC 401. Developing Adaptive Leaders
Credit 3
MISC 401 develops cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates.  Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare cadets to make the transition to Army officers. (F)

MISC 402. Leadership In A Complex World Credit 3
MISC 402 explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism.  They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. (S)

MISC 405/407. Leadership Laboratory* Credit 1
Leadership Lab is in conjunction with each of the aforementioned M.S. level classes in the advanced course. It is a period which supplements and reinforces, through practical application, the fundamentals taught in each of the Military Science classes. Leadership Lab is a progressive leading experience designed to produce effective and efficient Second Lieutenants for the United States Army. MISC 405 (F); MISC 407 (S)

MISC 206. Leaders Training Course (Internship Program)
Credit 4
The Leaders Training Course (LTC) serves as an alternate means of entry into the ROTC advanced course, in lieu of the basic course requirements. This course consists of 6 weeks of training at Fort Knox, KY conducted the summer prior to entering the MISCIII year. Training consists of Army History, Role and Mission, Map Reading/Land Navigation, Rifle Marksmanship, Basic Leadership Techniques, Physical Training/Marches, Individual and Unit Tactics, Communications, First Aid, Drill, Parades and Ceremonies, Military Courtesy, and Traditions. (Summer) (SS)

MISC 306. Leadership Development and Assessment Course (Internship)
Credit 4
Normally taken the summer following the MISCIII year. The training is conducted at Ft Lewis Washington. This training provides cadets with practical experience in leadership, Military Training, small unit tactics, weapons qualifications, and communications. This internship is six weeks in duration. (Summer) (SS)

MISC 308. Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) (Internship)
Credit 4
Normally taken the summer following junior year. The Nurse Summer Training Program is a voluntary, two-(2) week program for nurse cadets, which provides opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills in both field and clinical environments. The program's primary focus is to provide nurse cadets experiences utilizing military, leadership, clinical nursing, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Academic credit hours may be granted for NURS 513.

MISC 406. Airborne Training+ (Internship)
Credit 3
This course consists of 3 weeks of intensive airborne training to include physical conditioning, landing techniques, parachute safety, simulated jumps, procedure in and around aircraft, and five (5) combat jumps from an Air Force aircraft flying at 1250 feet. (Summer) (SS)

MISC 409. Cadet Troop Leader Training + (Internship)
Credit 3
This course consists of three weeks training with an active duty Army unit. Students who participate are assigned to a unit and spend three weeks with a Second Lieutenant, Platoon Leader. The course is designed to familiarize students with the duties and responsibilities of Second Lieutenants in the Army. Students are assigned duties as Platoon Leaders and receive an evaluation at the end of training. The training is available to students enrolled in Military Science 300 level courses and is offered as part of the summer training program.
 
* Denotes subject that must be taken every semester.
+ Optional training on a selected basis.

DIRECTORY OF FACULTY

Andrew Anderson, MAJ, SC
Assistant Professor
B.S., Western Baptist College

Adrianna Laboy, LTC LG
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Puerto Rico

Lee McQueen, MAJ, SC
Assistant Professor
B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University M.L.S., Ft. Hays State University

Vincent Nicholson, 1LT, QM
Assistant Professor
B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Donald Prioleau, LTC, SC
Professor
B.S., South Carolina State University ; M.S., Air Force Command and Staff College (Air University)