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Through a curriculum offered by the Temple Department of Military Science, qualified full-time students can earn a commission as an Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard Officer, while con-currently satisfying academic requirements for a baccalaureate or graduate degree.
Military Science courses are open to all Temple students. There is no requirement for students taking Military Science courses to enroll in the commissioning program. Students taking Military Science courses are under no military service obligation of any kind.
Students enrolled in the commissioning program incur either an active duty or reserve forces duty commitment commencing upon successful completion of the ROTC Advanced Course Program and graduation from college. Temple's Department of Military Science offers both two-year and four-year curricula leading to a commission in the United States Army.
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC) Four-Year Commissioning Program
The Four-Year Program consists of two phases: the Basic Course and the Advanced Course.
In the Basic Course, the student takes one Military Science course each semester during the freshman and sophomore years. This instruction orients the student to activities frequently encountered during military service. Though students may voluntarily participate in weekend exercises and ROTC-sponsored events, they are under no obligation to do so. Additionally, students enrolled in the Basic Course are under no obligation for present or future military duty.
During the Advanced Course (normally the junior and senior years), the student receives instruction designed to enhance leadership abilities, reinforce managerial, supervisory, and accountability skills, and further develop the individual's foundation of military knowledge. The highlight of this instruction is the student's attendance at the five-week ROTC Advanced Camp, usually during the summer between the junior and senior years. The camp is a series of rigorous leadership challenges in which the Temple student competes against students from 111 other colleges and universities. Advanced Course students (enrolled in the commissioning program) receive a tax-free stipend of up to $1,500.00 each year of the Advanced Course and approximately $700.00 while attending the Advanced Camp. When students complete the Advanced Course, they are obligated to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant and, upon graduation from college, incur either an active duty or reserve forces duty service commitment in the United States Army.
Two-Year Commissioning Program
The Two-Year Program consists of the Advanced Course and is open to any qualified full-time graduate or undergraduate student who has at least two years of academic study remaining at Temple University, and has completed the Basic Course or its equivalent. Basic Course equivalency can be granted for prior active reserve military service. Additionally, Temple students can receive this equivalency by attending a five-week ROTC summer Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Following successful completion of this challenging program, the student is eligible to enter the ROTC Advanced Course. Students attending the ROTC Basic Camp incur no military obligation nor are they required to enroll in the ROTC Advanced Course.
The Military Science Department administers the Army Scholarship Program which includes numerous options. The scholarships are awarded based on local and national competitions and are for four, three, and two years. The scholarships pay tuition, an allowance for books and lab fees, and up to $1,500.00 per year to the student. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, and a student need not be enrolled in Army ROTC to apply. Inquiries should be directed to the Temple Department of Military Science, Ritter Annex, 4th Floor, (215) 204-7480/7482.
Military Science Faculty
05901/Military Science (Army ROTC)
The Military Science Program can lead to a commission as a U.S. Army Officer. The Military Science Program is comprised of the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. Contact the Professor of Military Science, (215) 204-7480, for registration and scholarship procedures.
0015. Introduction to Military Science (1 s.h.) F
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An orientation to mission, organization, and the capabilities of the U.S. Army. The role of the ROTC, customs and traditions of the service, basic military skills, and introductions to military leadership. Students must enroll in Lab 0015L, sec. 041 and participate in one weekend exercise.
0016. Introduction to Military Science II (1 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. An introduction to land navigation, map reading, and terrain analysis. The students will gain an understanding of the military use of maps in association with actual terrain. The student will also learn the fundamentals of military communication skills in written and oral communications, and physical fitness program. Students must enroll in Lab 0016L, sec. 041 and participate in one weekend exercise.
0015L, 0016L. Leadership Lab
Open only to and required of students in the military science courses 0015 and 0016. Learn and practice basic skills of team-building, leadership skills and build self-confidence.
0027. Small Unit Operations and Leadership (1 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Students will learn the principles of planning and conducting small unit operations. Emphasis will be placed on learning and developing leadership skills. Practical applications and performance oriented training are included.
0031. Basic Military Skills and Leadership (1 s.h.) F
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Students are introduced to basic military skills and leadership principles. Students are introduced to the 16 leadership dimensions and participate in simulations to assess their leadership behavior.
0027L, 0031L. Leadership Lab
Open only to and required of students in the military science courses 0027 and 0031. Learn and practice basic skills of team-building, leadership skills and build self-confidence.
0131. Applied Leadership and Management I (2 s.h.) F
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. To prepare the ROTC Advanced Course cadet for successful completion of the demanding ROTC Advanced Camp through rigorous leadership and management exercises. Emphasis on physical fitness, land navigation and communication techniques. Weekly Leadership Laboratories and two weekend field exercises.
0132. Applied Leadership and Management II (2 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Military Science 0131. Continuation of Military Science 0131. Further expansion of the student's leadership abilities through the practice of organizational leadership principles in simulated situations. Heavy emphasis on small unit tactics. Successful completion of 0131/0132 qualifies the student for attendance at the ROTC Advanced Camp where leadership, military skills and physical fitness are rigorously tested. Weekly leadership laboratories and two weekend field training exercises.
0141. Advanced Leadership and Management I (2 s.h.) F
Prerequisite: Military Science 0132. Develops the managerial skills of the cadet through directed problem solving of military related simulations. Professionalism and ethics, civil-military intelligence. Weekly Leadership Laboratories and two weekend field exercises.
0142. Advanced Leadership and Management II (2 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Military Science 0141. A working knowledge of the command and staff functions performed by commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. Staff planning, training management. Communication skills practiced through both written assignments and oral presentations. Weekly Leadership Laboratories and two weekend field exercises.
Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) and Course Descriptions
Unit Admissions Officer
St. Joseph's University
5600 City Line Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Temple students are eligible to participate in Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with St. Joseph's University. All Aerospace Studies courses are held on the St. Joseph's campus. The AFROTC program enables a college student to earn a commission as an Air Force officer while concurrently satisfying requirements for the baccalaureate degree.
The program of Aerospace Studies at St. Joseph's University offers both two-year and four-year curricula leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. In the four-year curriculum, a student takes the General Military Course (GMC) during the freshman and sophomore years, attends a four-week summer training program, and then takes the Professional Officer Course (POC) in the junior and senior years. A student is under no contractual obligation to the Air Force until entering the POC or accepting an Air Force scholarship. In the two-year curriculum, a student attends a six-week summer training program and then enters the POC in junior year.
The subject matter of the freshman and sophomore years is developed from an historical perspective and focuses on the scope, structure, and history of military power with the emphasis on the development of air power. During the junior and senior years, the curriculum concentrates on the concepts and practices of leadership and management, and the role of national security forces in contemporary American society.
In addition to the academic portion of the curriculum, each student participates in a two-hour Leadership Laboratory each week.
Air Force ROTC offers one, two, three, and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. All scholarships cover tuition, lab fees, reimbursement for books, plus a $150.00 tax-free monthly stipend. All members of the POC, regardless of scholarship status, receive the $150.00 tax-free monthly stipend.
1011. Air Force Today I (1 s.h.) F
Introductory course exploring the military as a profession, including civilian control of the U.S. Armed Forces, functions and organization of the U.S. Air Force, and organization and operations of U.S. strategic offensive forces.
1021. Air Force Today II (1 s.h.) S
Introductory course exploring U.S. general purpose and defensive forces including: mission and organization of the major U.S. Air Force Commands and separate operating agencies, major functions and conduct of joint service military operations. Discusses air defense, detection systems, close air support, and air superiority.
1031. Development of Air Power I (1 s.h.) F
The development of aerospace power from balloons and dirigibles through the employment of U.S. air power in World War II. The course includes the military theory of aerospace power employment.
1041. Development of Air Power II (1 s.h.) S
A continuation course studying the employment of U.S. air power in the Korean Conflict, relief missions and civic action programs in the later 1960's, the war in Southeast Asia. Research is conducted into the military theory of aerospace force employment.
2011. Management and Leadership I (3 s.h.) F
A study of managerial theory, concepts and techniques of decision-making, and the basic functions of management with particular emphasis on applications for Air Force officers.
2021. Management and Leadership II (3 s.h.) S
An interdisciplinary approach to leadership which includes study of human behavior and relationships, motivation, professional ethics and leadership styles. Communication skills are stressed through written and oral assignments.
2031. National Security Forces I (3 s.h.) F
A focus on the Armed Forces as an integral and inseparable element of society. Primary emphasis is placed on the overall national security process and the factors which comprise it. The impact of a nation's military, economic, psychological, and technical components on national security policy is examined. Other topics include major geopolitical hotspots and the origins of arms races.
2041. National Security Forces II (3 s.h.) S
A continuation course studying civil-military relations. Topics include civilian control of the military, conflict control, military professionalism, and military justice. Emphasis is placed on the reciprocal responsibilities of civilians and the military in a democratic society.
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