Corps of Cadets

Military Science Classes

The Georgetown University Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program consists of structured study in the field of military science. Its primary objective is to prepare those students with leadership potential to serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army's Active and Reserve Components. In accomplishing this objective, the citizen-soldier relationship, ingrained as part of the American heritage, is fostered in a collegiate environment. In the classroom and during practical exercises, students are challenged to demonstrate the leadership abilities necessary to serve as future leaders and managers of human and material resources.

Use the following link to register for Step by Step Instructions for enrolling in any Military Science Course.  Courses begin after Labor Day.

Military Science Enrollment Instructions

Senior Year:

MLSC 311 Leadership in the World & MLSC 252 Adaptive Leadership  (3/3 Credits)

Professor: LTC Donahue, MSG Springer

Fall: Continuing the "Transition to Lieutenant" phase of ROTC, this course examines the ethics of the military environment to include customs, ethical codes and decision-making, constraints, and appeals to moral principles. The American judicial system is also examined, with emphasis on the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command and staff responsibilities are assigned to students for hands-on experience operating as a management team on behalf of the Georgetown University Cadet Corps. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.
Prerequisite: MLSC-251, or MLSC-211/212, or permission of instructor.

Spring: Continuing the "Transition to Lieutenant" phase of ROTC, this course examines the ethics of the military environment to include customs, ethical codes and decision-making, constraints, and appeals to moral principles. The American judicial system is also examined, with emphasis on the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command and staff responsibilities are assigned to students for hands-on experience operating as a management team on behalf of the Georgetown University Cadet Corps. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.
Prerequisite: MLSC-251, or MLSC-211/212, or permission of instructor.

 

Junior Year:

MLSC 211 Adaptive Team Leadership & MSLC 212 Applied Team Leadership (1 Credit) 

Professor: CPT Jung, SFC Goold

Fall: Primary focus of this course is on tactics of the infantry squad and platoon to include multiple topics covering map reading, navigation, marksmanship, etc. Some field training on weekend days is required. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.
Prerequisite: MLSC-111 through -114, or veteran status, or permission of instructor.

Spring: This course prepares cadets to successfully complete a five-week Army ROTC Advanced Camp the following summer. Topics include tactics, squad and platoon drills, marksmanship, land navigation, and health and physical fitness. Some field training on weekend days is required. The course includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness.

Prerequisite: MLSC-211 or permission of instructor.

 

Sophomore Year:

MLSC 111 Tactical Leadership I & MLSC 112 Tactical Leadership II (1 Credit)

Professor: Mr. Walton, SFC Kirby

MSL 111 explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises.

MSL 112 examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills.

 

Freshman Year:

MLSC 011 Leadership and Development & MLSC 012 Introduction to Tactical Leadership (1 Credit)

Professor: SFC Haiola, SFC Crittenden, SSG Lucania

MSL 011 introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, and the Army profession.

MSL 012 introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for adaptive leadership. Cadets learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leader’s to develop the essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army.

 

In Addition:

MLSC 313 American Military History (3 Credits)

Professor: Mr. Donnelly

Description: American Military History is a comprehensive review of the people, events and trends that comprise the development and use of the United States Military. Beginning with colonial America and following through the events of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this course traces the evolution of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and their contribution to the historic development of the nation. Cadets interested in this course should read this form.