Department of Military Science
Army ROTCTar Heel Battalion, 221 S. Columbia Street, CB# 7485; (919) 962-5546
DANIEL KNOTT, Chair
The United States Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC) provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. AROTC offers students the opportunity to study, develop, and demonstrate the principles of leadership and mission command. Those who are able to successfully complete the program are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army. The Army ROTC program offers a variety of leadership experiences, academic challenges, and unique learning opportunitiesunlike any other University program or department.
The Army ROTC Program
Students enrolled in the four-year program take one Army ROTC class during each semester of the four years of college study. The first two years include the ROTC basic course and concentrate on leadership development, writing and communication skills, ethics and values, orientation to the profession of arms, and basic military skills such as land navigation and small unit leadership. Starting in the junior year, cadets enter the ROTC advanced course. The advanced course curriculum focuses on the study and application of leadership skills, mission command, advanced land navigation, and military history. Qualified cadets will have the opportunity to attend multiple iterations of Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In their senior year, cadets will submit accessions packetsincluding component (Active, Reserve, National Guard) and branch preferencesto compete for the opportunity to serve the nation as a commissioned officer.
The two-year program provides an opportunity for students who did not attend the program in their first and sophomore years to meet the requirements for the cadet advanced course program and potential commissioning as officers in the United States Army. In order to be eligible for consideration, a student must have previously served in the armed services or attended Cadet Initial Entry Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
First- and second-year students seeking to learn more about themselves, leadership, and the United States Army can take ARMY 101, 102, 201, and 202 without incurring a service obligation.
Military Science Minor
The military science minor is designed for students who wish to augment the major they are completing in another departmental program. Military science courses are open to all UNCChapel Hill students who meet prerequisites. The minor in military science is a 15 semester-hour course of study with the courses selected from the lists below. Students must complete 12 semester hours with a grade of C or better.
ARMY 301, 302, 401, 402
One of the following: AERO/HIST/PWAD 213; ASIA/HIST/PWAD 275, 570; HIST/PWAD 212, 351, 368, 369, 373, 564, 565
Please note: ARMY 101, 102, 201, and 202 are prerequisite courses to ARMY 301.
All students see their primary academic advisor, based on their major, in Steele Building. Cadets are required to complete an additional academic tracking form and receive guidance from their military science instructor to ensure military and graduation requirements are simultaneously met.
Special Opportunities in Military Science
Army ROTC offers an array of extracurricular activities. Students looking for excitement and action can volunteer to compete for the opportunity to attend the basic airborne course, Air Assault, or mountain warfare training. Other opportunities include participation as a member of the Ranger Challenge Team or color guard, travel for culture and language immersion programs, as well as leadership opportunities in actual Army units both in the United States and around the world.
Four-year scholarships are available for high school seniors. Three-and-a-half-, three-, two-and-a-half-, and two-year, merit-based scholarships are available to full-time students at the University. Successful candidates will need to meet eligibility requirements and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarships pay full tuition and fees, $600 per semester book allowance, and a monthly stipend between $300 and $500. The North Carolina Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve also have programs that can pay costs associated with attending the University.
Upon contractingupon receipt of a scholarship for fall semester, junior yearthe cadet incurs an obligation to serve in the United States Army; that service can be active or reserve duty. Service obligations range from three to eight years.
Daniel Knott, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Professor of Military Science
Jared Miller, Captain, U.S. Army, Executive Officer
Austin Grimes, Captain, U.S. Army, Training Officer
Nicholas Barnes, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, Senior Military Instructor
Brad Shedd, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Assistant Military Instructor
Jeremy Smith, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Assistant Military Instructor
Prospective students are encouraged to check our departmental Web site at armyrotc.unc.edu, or contact Mr. Spencer Edwards, the admissions officer, CB# 7485, 221 S. Columbia Street, (919) 962-5546, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARMY 100 Leadership Laboratory (0). Drill and ceremony, marksmanship, land navigation exercises, first aid, small unit tactics, and confidence course training. Strongly encouraged for all basic course students and required for all advanced course students.
ARMY 101 Adventures in Leadership (1). This course offers an introduction to basic leadership in both corporate America and the Army, comparing and contrasting approaches. The curriculum includes leader attributes and values, leadership styles, leadership/management structure, written and verbal communications, time management, goal setting.
ARMY 102 Adventures in Leadership (1). Builds on ARMY 101 by offering an introduction to basic leadership theories and techniques common to both corporate America and the Army: understanding your own cognitive preferences and learning style, active listening, developmental counseling, problem solving, types and formats of briefings, communicating orally and in writing, leader values.
ARMY 190 Seminar in Selected Topics of Military Science (13). Permission of the department. A detailed examination of current topics regarding the United States Army. Provides a course for Army ROTC cadets who require additional coursework to meet commissioning and/or scholarship requirements due to extenuating circumstances.
ARMY 196 Independent Study (13). Permission of the department and the instructor. Any serious student unable to schedule military science courses during their allotted time frames may sign up for any Army course through independent study.
ARMY 200 Leadership Laboratory (0). Drill and ceremony, marksmanship, land navigation exercises, first aid, small unit tactics, and confidence course training. Strongly encouraged for all basic course students and required for all advanced course students.
ARMY 201 Leadership Discovery (2). Develops leadership styles for application in small organizations. Students identify successful leadership characteristics of others through observation and experiential learning exercises. Students maintain a leadership journal and discuss observations in small group settings. Required for cadets.
ARMY 202 Tactical Leadership (2). Introduction to planning, organizing, and leading small unit offensive and defensive operations. Also study of how application of leadership principles forges Army teams. Required for cadets.
ARMY 301 Military Science and Leadership (3). Prerequisites, ARMY 101, 102, 201, and 202. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Analyzes the profession of arms and the role of the officer. Develops abilities to organize, plan, and execute military operations. Hands-on experience in troop leading procedures, supervising other cadets. Conducts squad-size battle drills. Required for cadets.
ARMY 302 Advanced Military Operations (3). Prerequisite, ARMY 301. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Study of doctrine, organization, equipment, and training of threat forces around the world. Continued development of abilities to conduct offensive and defensive operations building to platoon level. Required for cadets.
ARMY 401 Leadership and Management (3). Prerequisites, ARMY 301 and 302. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Theory and practice in leadership, management, and counseling. Emphasis on multitask planning and execution. Required for cadets.
ARMY 402 Officership (3). Prerequisites, ARMY 301 and 302. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Studies include introduction to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and establishing an ethical command climate. Emphasis is on critical areas junior officers should be familiar with to be successful future leaders. Required for cadets.