ROTC

Both the United States Army and Air Force offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at UAB.  Air Force ROTC courses are taught on the Samford University campus. 

Army ROTC

Faculty: LTC Austin, CPT Araujo, MSG Scott, SFC Marlow, Mr. Parker, Mr. Garcia, Mr. Abbott, Mrs. Byrd, Ms. Scott

The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program offered at UAB under federal laws and Acts of Congress. Students may compete for two, three, or four year full tuition ROTC scholarships just by attending an ROTC class.

ROTC develops leadership and problem solving skills training, through hands-on training and classroom instruction by experienced, active-duty Army officers and non-commissioned officers. Students learn the necessary skills to become successful civilian or military professionals. Students apply leadership, organizational and personnel management skills in a variety of challenging environments.

Qualified students may obtain a commission as a Second Lieutenant, with the opportunity to serve as either full time in the active Army, or full or part time in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve.

Enrollment

All students are eligible to apply to the program. The Army ROTC program offers several courses that may be counted as electives. The Lower Division is designed to benefit students with a broad range of professional goals. The Upper Division leads to a presidential commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Enrolled students who actively pursue a commission may earn a Minor in Military Science.

Lower Division

Lower Division courses are normally taken in the freshman and sophomore years. Veterans may take a compressed version of the Lower Division sequence in the summer as a six-week, all-expense-paid leadership seminar. Successful completion of the Lower Division gives students the credentials necessary for enrollment in the Upper Division.

Upper Division

Upper Division courses are taken during the final two years of college and include an advanced summer seminar between the junior and senior years. Students in the Upper Division are paid $450 to $500 per month while enrolled, and earn a salary for all summer internships.

Scholarship Program

Army ROTC offers opportunities for scholarships covering full tuition. Students may apply for three-year or two-year scholarships. Each scholarship covers tuition, provides an annual allotment of $1,200 for books and fees, and gives students a tax-free allowance each month classes are in session. The allowance increases each year: $300 per month during the student’s freshman year, $350 per month during the sophomore year, $450/month during the junior year, and $500 per month during the senior year. Army ROTC scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Family income has no bearing on eligibility for an award. For more details, see the Financial Aid section of this catalog or contact the scholarship advisor at the ROTC Department, Telephone (205) 934-8749.

Partnership in Nursing Education

Army ROTC also offers a unique scholarship opportunity for UAB School of Nursing students under the Partnership in Nursing Education (PNE) program. These scholarships not only cover tuition, books and fees, and the monthly allowance, but also guarantee progression into the upper division clinical nursing classes. Two-year, three-year, or four-year scholarships are available for all qualified nursing majors. See the Financial Aid section of this catalog or contact the scholarship advisor at the ROTC Department, Telephone (205) 934-8749.

Veterans

Students with prior military experience can fulfill credit requirements for the ROTC Lower Division sequence. If credit is granted, and provided the student is not on a three-year Army ROTC Scholarship, veterans may bypass the freshman and sophomore years of ROTC and enroll directly in the Upper Division sequence. Students with prior service may be eligible for special veteran scholarships. In addition to any financial assistance from ROTC, veterans are still qualified to receive any and all GI Bill, Army College Fund, or VEAP benefits to which they are entitled.

Simultaneous Membership Program

Students may take advantage of the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), which allows participation in ROTC and enlistment in the Army National Guard or Reserve at the same time. SMP Students serve as officer trainees in a Guard or Reserve unit and perform duties commensurate with the grade of Second Lieutenant. SMPs are paid at the rate of at least a Sergeant E-5 for Guard or Reserve service.

Minor in Military Science

Students who are actively pursuing a commission as a Lieutenant (active duty or reserve duty) may pursue a minor in Military Science. Contact the Department of Military Science, (205) 934-8763, or UAB Academic Programs and Policy for more information.

Honors Program

As part of the Military Honors Program, military science students with outstanding qualities of leadership, academics, and high moral character may be designated by the Professor of Military Science as “Distinguished Military Students.” Upon earning a commission as a Second Lieutenant and a baccalaureate degree, select students may be designated “Distinguished Military Graduates.”

Further Information

For further information on the UAB Army ROTC program, contact the Professor of Military Science at (205) 934-8763 or 934-8749, or visit the web site at http://www.uab.edu/armyrotc.

Air Force ROTC

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program provides college men and women with the opportunity to compete for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force upon graduation. The program is divided into the General Military Course and the Professional Officer Course. The General Military Course includes courses offered during the first two years of the program and is open to all students without military obligation. The Professional Officer Course includes junior and senior level courses and is restricted to those who meet entry requirements or have special permission from the Professor of Aerospace Studies. Air Force ROTC students can gain confidence, leadership training, communication skills, and an appreciation for the role of the military in contemporary society. Call (205) 726-2859 for complete information.

General Military Course

The General Military Course consists of:

RequirementsHours
AFS 101Air Force Today1
AFS 102Air Force Today1
AFS 201Development of Air Power1
AFS 202Development of Air Power1

These courses are open to all students regardless of qualifications for military service or intent to compete for commission. As part of the General Military Course, students examine the basic organization and structure of the Air Force, appreciate the historical significance of air power, apply basic communication skills, and receive an introduction to total quality management. Each course is one semester hour credit.

Additional Programs

ROTC cadets also compete for additional training programs such as FREEFALL (parachuting), SOAR (glider training), ASSIST (Officer Shadow Program), Nurse Orientation Program (NOP), Flight Nurse NOP, Survival Training, Overseas Base Orientation, and Engineering Orientation Program. These programs take place between the freshman-sophomore and junior-senior years. They allow cadets to see real-world Air Force officers operating on a daily basis and provide exposure to opportunities they might not otherwise receive.

Scholarship Programs

Four-year college scholarships are available to highly qualified high school seniors. Interested students should contact their local Air Force recruiter or the nearest Air Force ROTC program for application booklets. Applications are due by December 1 of the senior year in high school.

Three-year and two-year scholarships are also available to college students. Air Force ROTC scholarships pay college tuition, laboratory fees, incidental fees, and books. Scholarship students also receive a monthly tax-free stipend ranging from $150 to $400 depending on academic year in school. Family income has no bearing on eligibility for an award. For additional information, contact the Aerospace Studies Department at (205) 726-2859. Uniforms and textbooks for all aerospace studies courses are provided at no charge.

Leadership Laboratory

Leadership Laboratory is an integral part of the Air Force ROTC program. It provides an opportunity for students to apply classroom teachings to actual environments. Each course has an associated leadership laboratory. The laboratory meets for two hours each week during the term. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences designed to develop leadership potential. Leadership Laboratory involves a study of the life and work of Air Force junior officers. Students develop their leadership potential in a practical, supervised laboratory, which typically includes field trips to Air Force installations throughout the United States.

The first two years of Leadership Laboratory involve activities classified as initial leadership experiences. This includes studying Air Force customs, courtesies, drill, and ceremonies; giving military commands; instructing, correcting, and evaluating the preceding skills; studying the environment of an Air Force base; and learning about career opportunities available to commissioned officers. The last two years of Leadership Laboratory consist of activities classified as advanced leadership experiences. They involve planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and controlling the military activities of the cadet corps; preparing and presenting briefings and other oral and written communications; and providing interviews, guidance, and information to increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.

Field Training

Air Force ROTC field training is offered during the summer months at selected Air Force bases throughout the United States. Students in the four-year program participate in four weeks of field training, usually between their sophomore and junior years. Students applying for entry into the two-year program must successfully complete six weeks of field training prior to enrollment in the Professional Officer Course. The major areas of study in the four-week field training program include officership training, aircraft and air-crew orientation, career orientation, survival training, base functions and the Air Force environment, and physical training. The major areas of study included in the six-week field training program are essentially the same as those conducted in four-week field training and in the General Military Course, including Leadership Laboratory.

Minor Requirements for Aerospace Studies

To earn a Minor in Aerospace Studies, the student must have a 3.0 GPA or better in all Aerospace Studies courses, and a “C” or better in all required classes. No grade below a “C” will count towards the Minor in Aerospace Studies. This must include at least two courses of the Military Science 300 Sequence (6 semester hours), and two courses of the Military Science 400 sequence (6 semester hours).

RequirementsHours
All courses must take accompanying Leadership Lab
AFS 101
  & 101L
Air Force Today
   and Leadership Laboratory I 1
1
AFS 102Air Force Today 11
AFS 201
  & 201L
Development of Air Power
   and Leadership Laboratory II 1
1
AFS 202Development of Air Power 11
AFS 300Field Training 12
AFS 301
  & 301L
Air Force Leadership and Management
   and Leadership Laboratory III
3
AFS 302Air Force Leadership and Mgt3
AFS 401
  & 401L
National Security Policy
   and Leadership Laboratory IV
3
AFS 402Air Force Policy and Process3
AFROTC Field Training NOT WAIVERABLE.
Failure to successfully complete Field Training will prevent a student from earning a Minor in Military Science.
1

 AFS 250 Field Training (6) may be substituted for AFS 101, AFS 102, AFS 201, AFS 202, and AFS 300

Minor Requirements for Military Science

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
EH 205Introduction to Creative Writing3
Any Introductory Foreign Language course3
MS 301Military Leadership3
MS 301LLeadership Lab0
MS 302Military Leadership3
MS 302LLeadership Lab0
MS 327American Military History3
MS 401Military Leadership3
MS 401LLeadership Lab0
MS 402Military Leadership3
MS 402LLeadership Lab0
ROTC Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) - Not Waiverable
Failure to successfully complete CLC will prevent a student from earning a minor in Military Science. This is a required summer training program for 33 days of training and evaluation in skills and leadership ability, conducted at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
Total Hours24

AFS-Aerospace Studies Courses

AFS 101. Air Force Today. 1 Hour.

Topics relating to Air Force and national defense. Purpose, structure, and career opportunities in U.S. Air Force. Written communication.

AFS 101L. Leadership Laboratory I. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 101.

AFS 102. Air Force Today. 1 Hour.

Interpersonal communication. Effective listening techniques; verbal and nonverbal communication. Practical exercises and group projects to demonstrate barriers to effective communication and techniques to overcome barriers.

AFS 103. The Air Force Today. 1 Hour.

Oral communication. Strategies, techniques, and delivery of effective oral presentations.

AFS 201. Development of Air Power. 1 Hour.

Historical survey of technological innovation in warfare. Emergence of air power; significance in war and national security policy implementation.

AFS 201L. Leadership Laboratory II. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 201.

AFS 202. Development of Air Power. 1 Hour.

Leadership and followership traits in context of modern military force. Ethical standards of military officers and Air Force core values. Total quality management.

AFS 203. The Air Force Way. 1 Hour.

Advanced application of oral communication skills. Organization, research, delivery, and audience analysis for briefings and presentations. Group leadership problems designed to enhance interpersonal communication.

AFS 250. Field Training. 8 Hours.

Six-week training and evaluation course to select potential candidates for Professional Officer Course. Includes all topics in AFS 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, and 203. Rigorous physical training.

AFS 300. Field Training. 2 Hours.

Four-week training and evaluation course to select potential candidates for Professional Officer Course. Rigorous physical training.

AFS 301. Air Force Leadership and Management. 3 Hours.

Selected concepts, principles, and theories of quality Air Force leadership and management. Individual leadership skills and personal strengths and weaknesses as applied to Air Force environment.

AFS 301L. Leadership Laboratory III. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 301.

AFS 302. Air Force Leadership and Mgt. 3 Hours.

Selected concepts, principles, and theories of quality Air Force leadership and management. Individual leadership skills and personal strengths and weaknesses as applied to Air Force environment.

AFS 303. Air Force Leadership and Mgt. 3 Hours.

Application of listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-specific formats and situations. Air Force officer s responsibilities in personnel counseling and feedback process.

AFS 401. National Security Policy. 3 Hours.

Basic elements of national security policy and process. Roles and missions of air power in implementing national security policy.

AFS 401L. Leadership Laboratory IV. 0 Hours.

Laboratory to accompany AFS 401.

AFS 402. Air Force Policy and Process. 3 Hours.

Need for national security; evolution and formulation of American defense policy and strategy; methods for managing conflict; alliances and regional security agreements; analysis of arms control, threat of war, and terrorism. The military as a profession, officership, and military justice system. Refinement of communication skills.

AFS 403. Air Force Policy and Process. 3 Hours.

Transitional issues faced when entering active-duty Air Force. Factors which facilitate transition from civilian to military life.

MS-Military Science Courses

MS 101. Military Leadership. 2 Hours.

Foundations of officership, examines the unique duties and responsibilitiesof officers. Discusses organization and role of the Army; reviews basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication; analyzes Army values and expected ethical behavior.

MS 101L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. To be efficient, labs shuld be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evaluate the lab and also assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.

MS 102. Military Leadership. 2 Hours.

Basic leadership presents fundamental leadership concepts and doctrine. Practices basic skills that underlie effective problem solving; applies active listening and feedback skills; examines factors that influence leader and group effectiveness and examines the officer experience.

MS 102L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. to be efficient, labs should be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evalutate the lab and also assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.

MS 153. Basic Military Studies. 3 Hours.

Mini-term class stressing physical training, leadership, and communication skills. Designed for students who are not able to take scheduled MS 101, 102, and 103 classes. Taken only with permission of Professor of Military Science.

MS 201. Military Leadership. 2 Hours.

Quality Leadership and Management. Emphasizes individual skills necessary to be a successful leader and manager. Instruction on written and interpersonal communications, briefing/presentation skills, hands-on office equipment and computer software training. First aid and map reading.

MS 201L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. to be efficient, labs should be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evaluate the lab and also assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.

MS 202. Military Leadership. 2 Hours.

Continuation of Quality Leadership and Management. Through lecture, activities, films, short readings, and discussion, students examine leadership dynamics, individual and group behavioral processes and team building. Analysis of professional values and ethics. Decision making and problem solving skills.

MS 202L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. to be efficient, labs should be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evaluate the lab and also assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.

MS 203. Leadership and Management. 2 Hours.

Quality Leadership and Management. Group and individual physical fitness programs. Health and nutrition, weight control management and counseling techniques, safety management. Logistics management, planning and organizational skills, meeting management, general employee counseling techniques.

MS 204. Rangers. 1 Hour.

Develop leadership qualities of ROTC cadets through small unit tactics, self discipline, self confidence, and resourcefulness. Cadets participate in physical training. Enrolled cadets may participate in the two-day, 27-school South East Conference invitational varsity Ranger Challenge competition.

MS 205. Rangers. 1 Hour.

Develop leadership qualities of ROTC cadets through small unit tactics, self discipline, self confidence, and resourcefulness. Cadets participate in physical training. Enrolled cadets may participate in the two-day, 27- school South East Conference invitational varsity Ranger Challenge competition.

MS 206. Rangers. 1 Hour.

Develop leadership qualities of ROTC cadets through small unit tactics, self discipline, self confidence, and resourcefulness. Cadets participate in physical training. Enrolled cadets may participate in the two-day, 27-school South East Conference invitational varsity Ranger Challenge competition.

MS 207. Airborne Operations. 3 Hours.

This course requires 210 hours of student participation in airborne operations. The student will keep a journal of daily operations at airborne school in order to develop an airborne school for dummies booklet to be used as a guide for cadets and cadre when faced with questions about airborne school. The student must produce a point paper that discusses the relevancy or lack of relevancy of airborne operations in today's Army.

MS 250. Camp Challenge. 6 Hours.

Summer, off-campus, all-expense paid, hands-on seminar. Trains students in MS 100 and 200 level skills. Attending students qualify to compete for special 2-year, full scholarships to UAB.

MS 253. Basic Military Studies. 3 Hours.

Physical training, leadership, communication skills. Designed for students who are not able to take scheduled MS 201, 202, and 203 classes. Taken only with permission of Professor of Military Science.

MS 301. Military Leadership. 3 Hours.

Leadership and Problem solving examines basic skills that underlie effective problem solving; analyzes the role officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21ST century; reviews the features and execution of the Leadership Development Program; analyzes military missions, plan military operations and executes squad battle drills.
Prerequisites: MS 101 [Min Grade: C] and MS 102 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and MS 201 [Min Grade: C] and MS 202 [Min Grade: C]

MS 301L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. to be efficient, labs should be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evaluate the lab and also, assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.

MS 302. Military Leadership. 3 Hours.

Leadership and Ethics probes leader responisbilities that foster an ethicalcommand climate; develops cadet leadership competencies; prepares for success at National Advanced Leadership Camp; recognizes leader responsibilty to accommodate subordinate spiritual needs; apply principles and techniques of effective wiritten and oral communication.
Prerequisites: MS 301 [Min Grade: C]

MS 302L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. to be efficient, labs should be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evaluate the lab and also assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.

MS 303. Pre-Cadet Leadership Course (CLC). 3 Hours.

Platton defensive and offensive measures; platoon movement techniques and command and staff functions. Incorporates all cadet skills for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Prerequisites: MS 301 [Min Grade: C] and MS 302 [Min Grade: C]

MS 327. American Military History. 3 Hours.

Survey of American Military History from 1775 to present.

MS 401. Military Leadership. 3 Hours.

Oral and written presentation skills, including writing and reviewing selections of military correspondence and forms; presentation of performance-oriented training; conduct of briefings and meetings; analysis of organizational morals and ethics.
Prerequisites: MS 302 [Min Grade: C] and MS 301 [Min Grade: C]

MS 401L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. to be efficient, labs should be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evaluate the lab and also assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.

MS 402. Military Leadership. 3 Hours.

Military justice system and junior officer's use of it; Army personnel management, logistics system, and personal support agencies.
Prerequisites: MS 301 [Min Grade: C] and MS 302 [Min Grade: C] and MS 401 [Min Grade: C]

MS 402L. Leadership Lab. 0 Hours.

Labs are the primary training opportunity for and by the cadet chain of command. to be efficient, labs should be multi-echelon exercises. The MS IV cadets act on guidance from the Professor of Military Science to plan, prepare, execute and evaluate the lab and also assist in assessing subordinate cadet leaders.