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WSU Army ROTC Syllabus

Military Science Classes

Military Science I: Freshman Year

This year serves as the cadet’s first introduction to the Army. Cadets will learn how the personal development of life skills such as cultural understanding, goal setting, time management, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. These courses are open to non-ROTC students without military obligation .
MIL 101 – 1 Credit – Intro to Military Science I
MIL 102 – 1 Credit – Intro to Military Science II

Military Science II: Sophomore Year

The second year is an expansion of the topics taught in the first year of the program. Cadets are introduced to tactics, troop leading procedures, basics of operations orders, and ethics. These courses are open to non-ROTC students without military obligation .
MIL 201 – 2 Credits – Intro to Military Leadership I
MIL 202 – 2 Credits – Intro to Military Leadership II

Military Science III: Junior Year

The course sequence in this year is mainly focused on the application of leadership and small-unit tactics. Cadets are assigned rotating leadership positions within the school battalion and are evaluated on their performance and leadership abilities while in those positions. Third year cadets practice briefing operations orders, executing small-unit tactics, leading and participating in physical training, and preparing for successful performance at the five-week leader development and assessment course during the summer following the third year. Attendance at the course is mandatory.
MIL 301 – 3 Credits – Small Unit Leadership I
MIL 302 – 3 Credits – Small Unit Leadership II

Military Science IV: Senior Year

This is the final year of the ROTC program and the main focus is preparing cadets to become successful lieutenants in the United States Army upon graduation and commissioning. Senior cadets apply for their branches (career fields) of interest in the fall and receive the branch results from the ROTC selection board in the winter. Cadets are assigned cadet battalion staff positions in order to gain practical experience in leadership roles and training management.
MIL 401 – 3 Credits – Advanced Leadership I
MIL 402 – 3 Credits – Advanced Leadership II


For more information call Garry Nestler at 509-335-7394