US Military Service (USMS)

Courses

USMS 101  Basic Military Science I  1 Credit (1,0)

A study of the defense establishment and the organization and development of the U.S. Army. A study of the roles that active Army forces, Army Reserve forces, and the Army National Guard play in our nation's defense. A study of military courtesy, customs, and traditions of the service. A historical perspective of the role of the different branches of the U.S. Army and the role they have played in the freedom of our nation. An introduction to physical readiness training. Course includes lectures and laboratory. Field training exercises normally include M16-A1 rifle firing, rappelling training, and airmobile helicopter operations.
Corequisites: USMS 101L.

USMS 101L  Basic Military Science Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

Training on basic soldier tasks and skills, such as land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship and movement as a member of a fire team and rifle squad. Practical application of field craft and soldier skills in a tactical environment.

USMS 102  Basic Military Science II  1 Credit (1,0)

Continued emphasis on physical readiness training. Course includes lecture and laboratory. Field training exercises normally include M16-A1 rifle firing, rappelling training, and airmobile helicopter operations.
Corequisites: USMS 102L.

USMS 102L  Basic Military Science II Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

Consists of Air Force customs, courtesies, health, physical fitness, field training orientation, drill and ceremonies. These courses are graded Pass/Fail.

USMS 201  Basic Military Leadership I  2 Credits (2,0)

A review of the customs and traditions of the service. The fundamentals of leadership development and the importance of understanding the principles that are important to effective leadership. This includes focus on goal setting, communication, problem solving, decision making, and group process. The course requires mandatory physical training and includes lecture and laboratory.
Corequisites: USMS 201L.

USMS 201L  Basic Military Leadership I Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

Builds on the topics covered in 101L and 102L. Further in-depth training on basic soldier tasks and skills, such as land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship and movement as a member of a fire team and rifle squad. Practical application of field craft and soldier skills in a tactical environment.

USMS 202  Basic Military Leadership II  2 Credits (2,0)

The fundamentals of military geography and their application in the use of navigational aids for the military forces. A study of preventive medicine countermeasures and first-aid techniques that every leader must know. The course requires mandatory physical training and includes both lecture and leadership laboratory. Two weekend training exercises normally include M16-A1 rifle firing, rappelling training, and airmobile helicopter operations.
Corequisites: USMS 202L.

USMS 202L  Basic Military Leadership II Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

This is a continuation course building on the experience and tactics of USMS 201L.

USMS 301  Adaptive Tactical Leadership  3 Credits (3,0)

Cadets are challenged 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. Prerequisite: Complete basic military science (or given constructive credit) and be a contracted Army ROTC cadet.
Corequisites: USMS 301L.

USMS 301L  Adaptive Tactical Leadership Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

Planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of training and activities with basic course students and ROTC program. Students develop and refine leadership skills in position of responsibility.

USMS 302  Adaptive Tactical Leadership II  3 Credits (3,0)

Cadets receive increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build awareness and skills in leading tactical operations. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations in preparation for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course.
Prerequisites: USMS 301 Corequisites: USMS 302L.

USMS 302L  Adaptive Tactical Leadership II Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

Practice and refinement of leadership skills. Different roles assigned for students at different levels in the program. Planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of training and activities with basic course students and ROTC program.

USMS 401  Developing Adaptive Leaders  3 Credits (3,0)

A course to develop 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 cadets.
Prerequisites: USMS 301and USMS 301L and USMS 302 and USMS 302L Corequisites: USMS 401L.

USMS 401L  Developing Adaptive Leaders Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

Different roles assigned for students at different levels in the program. Practice and refinement of leadership skills. Planning coordination, execution and evaluation of training and activities with basic course students and ROTC program.

USMS 402  Leadership in a Complex World  3 Credits (3,0)

A course in exploring the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations, examining customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism.
Prerequisites: USMS 401 and USMS 401L Corequisites: USMS 402L.

USMS 402L  Leadership in a Complex World Laboratory  0 Credits (0,3)

Different roles assigned for students at different levels in the program. Practice and refinement of leadership skills. Planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of training and activities with basic course students and ROTC program.