Faculty: ARMY: Thomas Fisher, Michael D. Nyenhuis, Matthew S. Lane, Troy A. Yard, Carl C. Meredith (Co-Chair), AIR FORCE: Gregory J. Goer (Co-Chair), Scott R. Paeth Evan T. Searles,
The Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies Department offers an interdisciplinary study of leadership which is available to any student on a non-discriminatory basis and may be taken without incurring a military service obligation. Students may pursue one or both of the departmental programs (I) LEADERSHIP MINOR, (II) COMMISSION in the US Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard, or US Air Force.
I. LEADERSHIP AND MILITARY SCIENCE MINOR
This interdisciplinary minor is for students desiring instruction, practical experience and credentials in leadership. The courses studied provide students with the specialized leadership knowledge and training required to be a successful supervisor, manager or administrator and is universally applicable across a broad spectrum of professions. The two available options provide additional specialization for students with interests in either a civilian or military career. The completion of this program provides college students with a valuable minor and valuable credentials which are in high demand by future employers. Students enrolled in a business related major should definitely consider this complementary minor as a valuable credential for entry into their chosen career field.
No specific academic eligibility requirements exist for students who pursue a leadership minor. Students seeking an Army commission must have a minimum of two years remaining in their academic program - undergraduate or graduate.
MINOR - 21 UNITS
1. COMPLETE ONE GROUP OF COURSES FOR EITHER CIVILIAN LEADERSHIP, MILITARY LEADERSHIP- ARMY OR MILITARY LEADERSHIP-AIR FORCE
a. LDRSHP 210, LDRSHP 211, LDRSHP 220, LDRSHP 221 AND LDRSHP 410
b. LDRSHP 310, LDRSHP 320, LDRSHP 410 AND LDRSHP 420
c. LDRSHP 301, LDRSHP 302, LDRSHP 401 AND LDRSHP 402
2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES (BEHAVIORAL) PHILSPHY 261, PSYCH 211, SOCIOLGY 240 OR INTRAUNV 246
3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES (HISTORICAL) HISTRY 390,OR LDRSHP 350
4. SELECT 3 - 6 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM COURSES: MANGEMNT 310, MANGEMNT 419, MANGEMNT 428, MANGEMNT 486, EDFOUND 212, LDRSHP 101, LDRSHP 102, LDRSHP 110, LDRSHP 111, LDRSHP 118, LDRSHP 120, LDRSHP 121, LDRSHP 201, LDRSHP 202, LDRSHP 240, LDRSHP 311, LDRSHP 321, LDRSHP 330, LDRSHP 411, LDRSHP 420, LDRSHP 421, LDRSHP 440, COMM 240, COMM 242, COMM 247, COMM 327, HISTRY 307, PHILSPHY 245, PHILSPHY 281, RELIGST 351, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 421, PSYCH 104, SOCIOLGY 355 OR SOCIOLGY 380
UNIQUE MINOR REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS
SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES: ITBE 353, ENGLISH 370 AND ENGLISH 372 RLS
The academic pursuit of a commission as an officer in the United States Army is accomplished simultaneously as students meet the prerequisites for a degree in the discipline of their choice either undergraduate or graduate. The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) offers a progressive leadership education program that combines challenging academic study and practical training experiences in the theories, concepts and principles of leadership. Additional emphasis is also placed on organizational dynamics, resource management and ethical decision making. The completion of this departmental program prepares the college student to receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
The commission program is generally divided into a two-year Basic Phase (freshman and sophomore) and a two-year Advanced Phase (junior and senior). Alternate means of completing the on-campus Basic Phase are available to students desiring to enter the program at the Advanced Phase level. Students seeking a commission will be provided administrative assistance and counseling guidance by a faculty advisor from the Department of Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies.
Students must have a minimum of two years remaining in their academic program - undergraduate or graduate - to successfully complete the academic program for a commission. During this period of upper division courses the qualified students will have a contractual commitment between themselves and the United States Army. In exchange for participation in the program, a student will receive $450-$500 a month during the school year (up to $5000 maximum) and approximately $700 plus paid travel to attend the Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDRSHP 440) normally conducted near Seattle, Washington, at Fort Lewis. In all, the student receives about $9,500 during the two-year Advanced Phase. Application for the Advance Phase should be initiated as early as possible by contacting the Department of Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies, 3rd floor, Goodhue Hall.
The US Army ROTC scholarship student leads essentially the same life as other college students. They may pursue the academic degree of their choice and they carry a normal academic course load. However, unlike the normal college student, the Army ROTC scholarship student receives tuition, laboratory fees, on-campus educational fees, and a flat rate of $900 a term from which they may purchase textbooks, classroom supplies and equipment. Army ROTC scholarship winners also receive a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance of $300 for freshmen, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors, and $500 for seniors for 10 months for each year that the scholarship is in effect. Scholarships at UW-Whitewater are worth approximately $7,000 a year and they are available for 2, 3, 3 1/2 and 4-year periods to both men and women. Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in the ROTC Program in order to receive financial benefits. Scholarship applications are available at 3rd floor, Goodhue Hall.
NATIONAL GUARD/ARMY RESERVE PROGRAM
Qualified enlisted personnel currently serving in the US Army National Guard or US Army Reserve are permitted to simultaneously participate in the Advanced Course ROTC Officer Training program while enrolled as full-time students. Students participating in this program gain practical leadership experience while serving as a Cadet Officer Trainee with either the Army Reserve or National Guard. Both programs offer many financial benefits.
Though National Guard and Reserve members may participate in Air Force ROTC, prior to entry into their last two years of training they will be required to get a “Conditional Release” from them. For details on any ROTC program and eligibility requirements contact a representative in 3rd floor, Goodhue Hall.