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Undergraduate Bulletin 1999-2001



Office: Monk Simons Building, Room 104, Tulane University, 865-5594
Chair and Professor: Lieutenant Colonel Wallace G. Thomson
Assistant Professors: Major James A. Moreland, Cpt. James Corcoran, Cpt. Willie Themes, Cpt. Ray Jensen, Cpt. Yolanda Jackson
Instructors: Master Sergeant Ernie Lamountain

Loyola students who participate in Army ROTC take their courses on the Tulane University campus. Up to 15 hours of Army ROTC course work may be used toward the total number of hours required for graduation at Loyola.

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a comprehensive program of studies through which a student can qualify to be commissioned as an officer in the United States Army, the National Guard or the United States Army Reserve. Students learn leadership and management skills that will help in any profession. The Army ROTC program consists of a two-year basic course, which is open to freshmen and sophomores only, and a two-year advanced course. Non-scholarship students participating in the first two years of ROTC do not incur any obligation to the U.S. Army.

Admission to ROTC is conditional on meeting academic, physical and age requirements as well as the approval of the professor of military science.

Physical training is an integral part of the ROTC program.

To be commissioned as an officer, a student must complete either the regular four-year program, a three-year program (whereby the basic course is compressed into one year), or a two-year program requiring completion of the summer ROTC basic camp. Advanced placement for ROTC training may be given to veterans and to students with previous ROTC experience. In addition to these requirements, a student must complete at least one course in the area of written communications, military history, and computer literacy.


Instruction is in common subjects applicable to the Army as a whole, to include leadership and management training, with the objective of qualifying the student for the advanced course. Required curriculum follows:


MILS A104 Dynamics of Leadership I 2 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
MILS A105 Dynamics of Leadership II 0 fall credit hours/2 spring credit hours
MILS A450 Leadership Lab 0 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
Semester Credit Hours: 2 fall credit hours/2 spring credit hours
Freshman Credit Hours: 4


MILS A204 Applied Leadership 2 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
MILS A205 Management Techniques 0 fall credit hours/2 spring credit hours
MILS A450 Leadership Lab 0 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
Semester Credit Hours: 2 fall credit hours/2 spring credit hours
Sophomore Credit Hours: 4


Instruction is geared toward preparing the student for commissioning as an officer in the United States Army. Students desiring to enter the advanced course must consult with a military science department faculty advisor prior to registering for the course. Required curriculum follows:


MILS A304Basic Tactics 3 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
MILS A305Advanced Tactics 0 fall credit hours/3 spring credit hours
MILS A450Leadership Lab 0 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
Semester Credit Hours: 3 fall credit hours/ 3 spring credit hours
Junior Credit Hours: 6


MILS A404 Ethics of Leadership 2 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
MILS A405 Professionalism of Leadership 0 fall credit hours/2 spring credit hours
MILS A450 Leadership Lab 0 fall credit hours/0 spring credit hours
Semester Credit Hours: 2 fall credit hours/2 spring credit hours
Senior Credit Hours: 4



Open only to those students who have completed military science requirements and have extended scholarship benefits. Approval of the department chair required.


MILS A499 Independent Study 2 fall credit hours/2 spring credit hours
Senior Credit Hours: 4


Students receiving an Army ROTC scholarship or those in the advanced course receive a subsistence allowance of $150 per month for up to ten months of each school year and approximately $750 for the summer camp training period. Uniforms, textbooks and required subject materials are issued free to the student.


The Army offers two-, three-, and four-year scholarships to qualified students on a competitive basis. An Army ROTC scholarship is valued up to $16,000 towards tuition and fees. Army ROTC scholarship winners also receive $450 for books and a $150 per month stipend (up to 10 months) each year. Application for the four-year scholarship must be made by high school students before November 15 of their senior year. Applications for the three-year scholarships are made to the professor of military science at Tulane University during the studentÕs freshman year.


The Pershing Rifles, Association of the United States Army, Color Guard, Scabbard and Blade Honor Society, Ranger Company, and Ranger Challenge Team are open to interested and qualified military science students. At least two Òadventure trainingÓ exercises are conducted each year plus other off-campus activities.


Upon commissioning as a second lieutenant, the officer may fulfill the required service obligation of 8 years in either the Active Army, National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve. The officer may request that the active duty obligation be deferred while pursuing postgraduate education.


The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) offers two- and four-year programs through which students, upon graduation, can earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Through a comprehensive program of both academics and hands-on training, students have the unique opportunity to enhance their interpersonal skills in the areas of communications, teamwork, leadership, and management.

The four-year program is divided into two parts: the General Military Course (GMC) for freshmen and sophomores and the Professional Officers Course (POC) for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Students in the GMC attend a one-hour class and a 1 1/2-hour laboratory each week, while the POC students attend three hours of class and a 1 1/2-hour laboratory weekly. All POC classes and laboratories are conducted on the Tulane Campus. The GMC classes are held on both the Tulane and UNO campuses, while the laboratories are held at Tulane.

The two-year program consists of the Professional Officer Course only. Interested students should apply for the two-year program during the first semester of their sophomore year. Selected candidates will attend a six-week field training session prior to entry into the POC. Applicants must have four semesters of either undergraduate or graduate work remaining after attendance at our summer field training session.

Students may enroll in the GMC without incurring any military obligation. Entry into the POC is competitive. All students in the four-year program must compete for a slot at one of our four-week field training camps. Field training sessions, for which applicants are paid and yet incur no military obligation, are held in the summer and are normally attended between the sophomore and junior years. Non-scholarship students do not incur any commitment to military service until they begin the POC. Students may also register for an Aerospace Studies course for academic credit only, without joining the cadet corps.

Textbooks are issued without cost. Uniforms are issued, but require a $50 deposit at time of issuance. A $20 nonrefundable Cadet Activity Fee is charged each semester. POC cadets and GMC scholarship cadets qualify for a $100 per month subsistence allowance during the fall and spring semesters.

The Air Force offers some excellent scholarship opportunities in a wide variety of academic majors. These scholarships cover tuition, university fees, and textbook reimbursement. Contact AFROTC Detachment 320, Tulane University, at 865-5394 or 1-800-7-AFROTC for more information on the two- and four-year programs and scholarship eligibility. Work with your advisor for integration of Aerospace Studies into your academic program.


There are four basic programs through which students can qualify for commissions in the naval service: NROTC Navy-Marine scholarship program, NROTC college program, two-year college scholarship program, and direct accession through officer candidate schools.

NROTC scholarship program students are selected annually on a nationwide competitive basis. They receive four-year scholarships that include full tuition, university fees, uniforms, textbooks, and a $150 per-month subsistence stipend. Scholarship students participate in paid summer training periods and receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps Reserve as ensigns or second lieutenants upon graduation. They have a minimum four-year active duty obligation after commissioning, followed by four years in the inactive reserves.

NROTC four-year college program students are selected from local applicants each year by the professor of naval science. Students may apply to participate in the college program any time during their freshman year. They participate on a four-year naval science program with one paid summer training period (between junior and senior years) and receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps Reserve upon graduation. They incur a minimum three-year active duty obligation, followed by five years in the active reserves. College program students are furnished uniforms and naval science textbooks and a subsistence stipend of $150 per month during their junior and senior years. Additionally, four-year college program students may earn a three-year NROTC scholarship.

NROTC two-year scholarship program participants are selected from local undergraduate applicants. To apply, students should contact the NROTC unit on campus not later than the middle of the third year if in a five-year program. Applicants who are qualified and accepted attend a six-week Naval Science Institute at Newport, Rhode Island, during the summer prior to entering the program. Travel expenses are paid to and from the institute, and candidates receive approximately $500 in salary, plus meals and lodging from the training period. Upon successful completion of the Naval Science Institute, the students are enrolled in the NROTC program in the fall. Students then receive full tuition scholarships plus $150 per month in subsistence for the remaining two years of college. Active duty obligations are a minimum of four years of active duty followed by four years in the inactive reserves.

Those students who desire a Navy or Marine Corps commission but do not participate in NROTC programs may apply for the direct accession program that leads to a commission upon completion of degree requirements and Officer Candidate School or Aviation Officer Candidate School.

1999-2001 Undergraduate Bulletin

Posted online on August 29, 2001