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Army 101:  U.S. Army Organization and Functions

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the U.S. Army and Army ROTC.  Activities to develop students' leadership abilities in conjunction with this class may include any one, or a number of the following:  rappelling, challenging obstacle courses, paintball, rock climbing, helicopter rides, rifle shooting, etc.  The course covers topics such as the constitutional provisions for establishing a national defense; customs and traditions of the Army; the Army writing style; the roles and interrelationships of the Active Army, National Guard and the Army Reserves; an introduction to the various branches of the Army; the role of noncommissioned and commissioned officers; the law of war and the code of conduct; military ethics and other topics.  This class also includes a leadership laboratory.

Army 102:  The Military Profession: Leadership and Management Theory

This course provides students with an introduction to leadership techniques and basic management skills.  Activities to develop students' leadership abilities in conjunction with this class may include those listed for Army 101.  Instructional topics include the foundations of leadership doctrine; a survey of what a leader must be, know and do; leadership on the modern battlefield; leadership competencies and styles; leadership development using military methodology; leadership counseling and other topics.  This class also includes a leadership laboratory.

Army 203:  Army Operations: Tactics and Principles of War

This course provides students with an introduction to the organization of units and teams and the fundamentals of small unit tactics.  Activities to develop students' leadership abilities in conjunction with this class may include those listed for Army 101.  Instructional topics include the levels of war, battlefield control measures and map symbols; the principles of war; types of military orders (with an emphasis on the operation order or OPORDER), commanders intent and troop leading procedures; intelligence preparation of the battlefield; movement techniques; cover and concealment; platoon defense; platoon offense and other topics.  This class also includes a leadership laboratory.

Army 204:  Land Navigation: Topographic Maps and Orienteering

This course is an in-depth study of military topographic maps, land navigation and orienteering.  Activities to develop students' leadership abilities in conjunction with this class may include those listed for Army 101.  Instructional topics include marginal information; grid coordinates; distance and direction; intersection, resection, modified resection and polar coordinates; elevation and relief.  The course will conclude with practical exercises on land navigation and orienteering, including an outdoor land navigation exam.  This class also includes a leadership laboratory.

 

 

Contact Information

Raymond Geise
114 Slusser/Bayzick Building
Phone: 570-450-3191


Penn State Air Force ROTC

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Alternative ROTC Options

 

Wilkes Air Force ROTC