Army ROTC

The Army Officer Training Corps program at Creighton University has a partnership agreement with Clarkson College. This agreement affords Clarkson students the opportunity to participate in the Army ROTC program at Creighton while pursuing an undergraduate degree at Clarkson College. Students interested in this program should contact Creighton University Army ROTC at 402.280.2828.

Military Science is an elective managerial training program designed to develop college men and women for positions of leadership and responsibility as junior officers in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard, or for subsequent managerial careers in civilian industry.

Its curriculum encourages reflective thinking, goal setting and problem-solving through an interdisciplinary study of leadership and managerial principles. Specifically, the program is structured to develop skills in the following areas: interpersonal-motivation, decision-making, communication and general supervision. Compatible with any academic major, the program enhances the student’s development in college and is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Army ROTC program offers two-, three- and four-year programs of instruction. The program itself is essentially divided into two parts: the basic course (100- to 200-level courses) and the advanced course (300- to 400-level courses). The basic course, normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years, is designed to familiarize the student with the military, the role of an Army officer, and the fundamentals of effective leadership. It is open to all students and incurs no obligation whatsoever. Thus, it affords an opportunity to see what ROTC is all about while qualifying the student to enter the advanced course.

It is the advanced course, however, that represents the real officer development portion of ROTC. While the basic course provides fundamental knowledge in leadership, the advanced course refines and further develops managerial talents through leadership seminars and extensive practical application. Additionally, the student develops basic military skills common to the Army. Students successfully completing the advanced course will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U. S. Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard. Admission into the advanced course is by Military Science department approval.

The student with prior military service, Reserve/National Guard service or four years of high school ROTC, however, may be given equivalency credit for the basic course and allowed to proceed directly into the advanced course. Likewise, other students are afforded the same opportunity for the two-year program through an accelerated five-week summer program in lieu of the basic course. All ROTC students are eligible to compete for two- and three-year scholarships. Advanced course students receive $150 per month, up to 10 months a year, for a subsistence allowance.

Students who are members of the Army Reserve or National Guard and who have attained sophomore status may enroll in the ROTC advanced course without taking any basic course classes. They must graduate no later than eight months after commissioning.

Those students qualifying for this two-year program will receive $150 per month in pay as a subsistence allowance and may also receive tuition assistance of 50 percent if in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

After the junior year, ROTC cadets attend Advanced Camp. This is five weeks of intensive leadership and management training conducted during the summer months at Fort Lewis, Wash. The student’s ability to lead their unit and to plan and conduct small unit operations is thoroughly evaluated. Travel pay and salary stipend are provided through the Army.

Nursing students may also attend the Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) after their junior year. The clinical phase is three weeks long and takes place at various Army Medical Centers across the United States, including Hawaii. Students work on a nursing unit in a preceptor program with an Army nurse. They receive valuable clinical and leadership skills before heading into the senior year at school. NSTP is optional; however, it is highly recommended as students receive valuable training and experience. Travel pay and salary stipend are provided.

The following course descriptions are the Military Science courses offered at Clarkson College through Creighton University’s Army ROTC program.

MIL 100 Leadership Laboratory

Leadership Laboratory provides basic and advanced military leadership experience in military courtesy, drill and ceremonies and practical application of classroom-taught subjects. Functions and responsibilities of leadership positions are developed through cadet staff actions and command positions. Leadership Laboratory meets Fridays from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. at the Peter Kiewit Fitness Center at Creighton University. Note: All military science scholarship and advanced course students must register for MIL 100.

MIL 101 Introduction to Officer Professionalism I

Examines the role of the commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Discussion focuses on the role and organization of the Army, role of the National Guard and Reserve, branches of the Army, sources of commissions, role of the non-commissioned officer, customs of the service, military pay and benefits, career opportunities and scholarships.

MIL 202 United States Military History

This course will introduce students to the history of the American military establishment and its relationships to American society from colonial times to the present. Students will become acquainted with the evolution of warfare, military theory and the military profession, with particular emphasis on the place of military institutions in society, so as to develop a sense of historical awareness.

MIL 205 Basic Camp-ROTC

Six weeks of training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Travel pay and salary stipend provided through the Department of Military Science. The student is not obligated to any military service as a result of attending Basic Camp. Camp graduates are eligible to enroll in Advanced Military Science courses and can compete for two-year military science scholarships.

MIL 206 Basic Camp-SMP

Under the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), students who have completed an Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserves Basic Training Camp may receive credit for the first two years of Army ROTC and enter the ROTC Advanced Program culminating in the awarding of a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard in two years. Contact the Military Science Department at Creighton University for further details.

MIL 207 Fundamentals of Army Ranger Training

Course designated to challenge the individual in leadership, physical endurance, special operations and small-unit tactics. Competitive area success would lead to regional championship participation at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Prerequisite: Creighton University Department approval.

MIL 208 Advanced Army Ranger Training

A continuation of Military Science 207.
Prerequisite: Creighton University Department approval.

MIL 211 Basic Individual Military Techniques

Develops student leadership and critical individual skills. Training is basic in nature and includes leadership techniques, written and oral communication, rifle marksmanship, fundamentals of land navigation and physical fitness.
Prerequisites: MIL 100 and MIL 101.

MIL 212 Advanced Individual Military Techniques

Continues the development of student leadership and critical individual military skills. Training focuses on advanced military skill and includes orientation to field survival skills operation and training.
Prerequisite: MIL 211.

MIL 301 Advanced Leadership I

Students can learn the fundamentals of land navigation, the role and functions of a military line and staff organization, the role of the non-commissioned officer, training management, how to prepare military correspondence, how to conduct oral presentations and how to arrange and conduct meetings and conferences. Includes physical training.
Prerequisite: Department approval and/or enrollment in MIL 211 and MIL 212.

MIL 302 Advanced Leadership II

Students learn the fundamentals of small-unit leadership skills and tactics, how to conduct personal, performance and discipline counseling, and how to examine leadership case studies in detail. Includes physical training.
Prerequisite: MIL 301.

MIL 307 ROTC Advanced Camp Training

The ROTC cadet attends five weeks of intensive leadership and management training. The training is conducted during the summer months at Fort Lewis, Washington. The student’s ability to lead their unit and to plan and conduct small unit operations is thoroughly evaluated. Travel pay and salary stipend are provided through the Army.
Prerequisites: MIL 301 and MIL 302.

MIL 401 Military Professionalism and Ethics

Leadership seminar on military ethics, ethical reasoning, decision-making and values clarification. Contemporary problems and ethical issues are discussed using the case study method. Entering a new organization, communications and human relations skills, the importance of power and influence are learned. Includes physical training.
Prerequisite: MIL 301 and MIL 302 or Creighton University Department approval.

MIL 402 Military Management Seminar

Develops military management skills by providing a working knowledge of the Army personnel management system, the military justice system, the Army logistical system and post and installations support agencies. The focus of this course is to provide an understanding of basic leadership and management skills required by newly commissioned officers.
Prerequisite: MIL 401.

MIL 495 Directed Independent Study

A Military Science course designed to consider an issue or field of interest that relates to the military establishment. Student should contact a designated faculty member for specific course requirements prior to registration.
Prerequisite: Creighton University Department approval.