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|LTC Dominic D. Swayne, Head
Phone: (540) 568-6264
L. Kipling, G. Soule, J. White
A. Cadena, C. McIntyre
|Mission||Special Admission and Retention Requirements|
|Career Opportunities and Marketable Skills||Degree Requirements|
|Co-curricular Activities and Organizations||Minor Requirements|
|Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps|
|The mission of the Duke Battalion is to provide quality leadership training, hands-on experience, train and commission quality young Americans to serve as the future officer leadership of the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.|
|The program offers two, three and four year options, allowing students to complete the requirements to earn a commission as an army officer. The three and four year programs consist of a basic course and an advanced course. A two year option allows students with at least two academic years remaining in either undergraduate or graduate studies to complete all requirements for commissioning as a second lieutenant.|
|Career Opportunities and Marketable Skills|
|Army reservists or National Guardsmen who are continuing their education full time may be eligible for the Simultaneous Membership Program, which combines reserve forces duty with Army ROTC on campus and enables the student to earn approximately $5,000 in two years. Graduates of the program earn an Army commission and may serve four years in career areas as diverse as medical service, communications, law enforcement, aviation or nursing. Opportunities also exist for students seeking graduate degrees. Students can delay going on active duty to pursue virtually any graduate study program. Further, ROTC scholarships are available for graduate students with no prior ROTC experience.|
|Co-curricular Activities and Organizations|
|Special Admission and Retention Requirements|
|Advanced military science courses are normally taken during the junior and senior years, or during graduate school. Qualified students who desire to pursue a commission as a second lieutenant are contracted and paid a subsistence allowance of $300-$500 per month for up to 10 months during the school year. Prior to commissioning, each cadet must successfully complete the five-week ROTC advanced camp at Ft. Lewis, Wash.|
|The Military Science curriculum is divided into two phases:
|This curriculum is an introduction to the life skills of problem solving, decision-making and leadership. It is designed to help students in the near-term as leaders on campus. The classes will also help students be more effective leaders and managers in the long-term, whether they serve in the military or as leaders in civilian life. Topics addressed include problem solving, critical thinking, problem solving methods, leadership theory, followership, group cohesion, goal setting and feedback mechanisms. Lessons are taught in a seminar format, emphasizing student discussions and practical exercises. The course is open to all students with no prerequisites and no military obligation.
Placement credit for the basic course may be awarded through multiple programs including: prior military service, basic training, or successful completion of the ROTC summer basic camp at Ft. Knox, Ky.
|This curriculum focuses on instruction and case studies which build leadership competencies and military skills in preparation for future responsibilities as army officers. Included is specific instruction in the principles of war, decision-making processes, planning models and risk assessment. Advanced leadership instruction focuses on motivational theory, the role and actions of leaders, and organizational communications.|
|Two, three and four-year scholarships are available. The scholarships provide all tuition and fees, $900 per school year for books and supplies and $3,000-$5,000 per school year in tax-free subsistence allowance. More detailed information is available by contacting the department’s enrollment officer, Captain Lesley Kipling, (540) 568-3633 or (800) ROTCJMU.|
|Minor in Military Leadership
|Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps|
|Merit-based financial scholarships are offered to qualified students through two, three and four year scholarships. Qualified students may be offered an AFROTC scholarship for full or partial college tuition, incidental fees, textbook allowances, and a monthly subsistence allowance of $250-$400 dependent on academic year. Scholarship students incur a military obligation.|
|Typical Program for Minors