Reserve Officers' Training Corps


Department of Air Force Aerospace Studies (AFROTC)

COLONEL THOMAS F. WYNN JR., Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies

THIS COUNTRY'S FUTURE as the world's leading military power depends largely on its military leaders. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps has the role of preparing young men and women for military leadership. All cadets who successfully complete the program will be commissioned as officers upon college graduation. The Air Force needs junior officers to fly sophisticated aircraft, to operate high-speed computers, to work in research and development and to specialize in fields such as law and medicine. Numerous opportunities exists for liberal arts majors as well. Air Force ROTC offers a four-year program and a two-year program. Air Force ROTC classes are open to all college students. Interested students should contact the Department of Air Force Aerospace Studies.

General Military Course (GMC)

The General Military Course comprises one class hour and a one-and-a-half hour Leadership Laboratory each week. One credit hour is allowed for each quarter of the six-quarter basic courses. Up to six credit hours may be applied toward the total credits required for graduation. At leadership laboratory, cadets receive leadership training in military customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, flag etiquette, physical fitness, ethics and officership. Students are also provided the opportunity to visit various Air Force bases to acquaint them with operational Air Force units.

Curriculum in the General Military Course

AIRF 0101-0102-0103 The Air Force Today

AIRF 0201-0202-0203 The Air Force Way

Professional Officer Course (POC)

The Professional Officer Course consists of a six-quarter course series normally taken during the junior and senior years. Enrollment in the POC is also open to graduate students if they have six quarters of school remaining. Three classroom hours of instruction and a one-and-a-half hour Leadership Laboratory are taken per week. Six credit hours may be applied toward graduation. All POC cadets must complete a course in mathematics reasoning (normally fulfilled by the core requirements). At present, all non-scholarship POC cadets who meet POC eligibility criteria receive $2,000 each year for tuition and books. Additionally, they receive a monthly allowance of $150.

Curriculum in the Professional Officer Course

AIRF 0301-0302-0303 Air Force Leadership and Management

AIRF 0401-0402-0403 National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty

Field Training (FT)

Cadets completing the General Military Course attend four weeks of FT during the summer at a selected Air Force Base (those not having completed the GMC attend six weeks). This rigorous program of leadership training, physical conditioning and academics assesses the cadet's potential to be an Air Force officer. Cadets also receive survival and firearms training, career information and a military aircraft orientation flight. Cadets receive travel pay and daily pay for FT.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Air Force ROTC offers two-, three- and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis. AFROTC also offers scholarships for under-represented minorities with a 2.65 cumulative GPA in any major. These scholarships pay for tuition, books and lab fees, and gives a cadet an allowance of $150 per month. Cadets must meet certain eligibility requirements, such as age, GPA, medical and physical fitness.

Even if a cadet is not on scholarship, he/she can still receive approximately $2,000 per school year plus $150 a month. Those juniors and seniors in AFROTC not on scholarship are eligible to receive the Professional Officer Corps Incentive (POCI). As long as the cadet maintains a 2.35 term GPA, receives no Fs and no more than one D per quarter, the POCI provides the cadet with $666 per quarter (POCI is an on/off incentive ­ if the term GPA is back up the next quarter POCI in reinstated). POCI recipients also receive the additional allowance of $150 per month.

Flight Screening

Pilot candidates go through flight screening after graduating from Auburn and prior to attending pilot training. Flight screening includes ground school and flight instruction in the USAF T-3 Firefly.

Professional Development Training (PDT)

Cadets are eligible to compete to attend PDT during their summer months. PDT consists of several different programs, including Army Airborne, USAF Survival Training, USAF Freefall parachute training, Field Training Assistant, USAF Academy Soaring program, and the British Exchange program. Cadets receive travel pay and daily pay for the majority of these programs. For more information, call 844-4355 or visit our web site (



Department of Military Science

LIEUTENANT COLONEL LOYD F. LAWING JR., Professor of Military Science and Commander

THE PURPOSE of the Army ROTC program is to select, train and motivate the future leadership of the active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. Initial ROTC courses serve to acquaint Auburn students with the Army and its role in our society; advanced ROTC courses prepare students for service as a commissioned officer. The overall Army ROTC curriculum prepares students to become effective leaders and managers in a variety of challenging fields.

The curriculum is divided into two courses; a General Military Course open to all freshmen and sophomores and an Officer Development Course for qualified juniors, seniors and graduate students. Successful completion of both courses and award of a bachelor's degree constitute the normal progression to gaining a commission as a Second Lieutenant. Courses are available to both men and women students.

Students undecided about pursuing commissions may keep this option open by participating in the General Military Course together with their chosen curriculum. This provides freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to make an educated decision on the advantages of gaining an officer's commission while incurring no military obligation. Successful completion of the General Military Course or commensurate training, a minimum 2.0 GPA and medical qualifications are prerequisites for enrollment in the Officer Development Course.

General Military Course

Basic Program - The Basic Military Science courses enrich the freshman and sophomore students' courses of study and count toward their graduation requirements. Completing these courses also opens up an additional career option, enabling them to participate in advanced studies toward award of an officer's commission. Subsequently, they may gain either active service or service in the National Guard or Reserves while pursuing their civilian career choices. The basic program consists of a six-quarter block of instruction taken during the freshman and sophomore years. Successful completion of MILS 0101, 0102, 0103, plus MILS 0201, 0202, 0203, together with leadership lab each quarter, satisfies the academic requirements for progression to the Officer Development Course. One credit hour per quarter is earned in each of the courses. Approval may be obtained to allow completion of all six courses within one academic year.

Curriculum In The General Military Course

(MILS I/MILS II) (Basic Program)

MILS 0101 The U.S. Army Today *

MILS 0102 Contemporary Military Issues *

MILS 0103 Modern Military Weapons and Operations *

MILS 0201 Military Power and National Security *

MILS 0202 Map Reading *

MILS 0203 Leadership and Management *

* Includes Leadership Lab and physical conditioning three days per week.

Other MILS courses provide unique hands-on training in mountaineering, tactics and wilderness skills. The Professor of Military Science may grant basic program credit for completion of these hands-on training courses. Selected courses are offered Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters with two credit hours earned for each course. Elective credits apply toward degree requirements in all schools of the university. The following course is available for Elective credit: MILS 0305 Ranger Operations (Different Instruction is offered each quarter).

Optional Basic Camp

Those academically qualified students who are unable to fulfill the requirements of the Basic Program during their freshman and sophomore years may qualify themselves for admission to the Officer Development Course by successfully completing Basic Camp preparatory training. The basic camp option consists of a six-week training period conducted at an active Army post during the summer months. Students desiring to exercise this option are required to submit a formal application and pass a general physical.

Students electing the basic camp training program will receive approximately $750 in addition to travel expenses to and from camp. Uniforms, housing, medical care and meals are furnished by the government during the camp.

Deadline for applications is May 30. Interested students should contact the Military Science Department at the start of Spring Quarter, or earlier.

Officer Development Course

Advanced Program - The Advanced Program is designed to develop fully a candidate's leadership and management potential, physical stamina, and poise, as well as those personal characteristics desired in an Army Officer. The program's objective is to produce the highest caliber junior officer fully capable of command and management responsibilities in the modern Army and the business world.

The Officer Development Course consists of a six-quarter block of instruction taken during the junior and senior years. Successful completion of six courses together with leadership laboratory each quarter fulfills military science academic requirements for award of an officer's commission. Three credit hours per quarter are earned in each of the courses. Students currently receive a subsistence allowance of $150 a month (tax free) not to exceed $1500 per academic year, while enrolled.

Service veterans, junior or military college transfers, members of the National Guard or Army Reserve, and former military academy cadets may qualify for direct entry into the Officer Development Course.

Advanced program students are eligible to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program with the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Students participating in this program affiliate with an Army unit as a student officer thus affording them the opportunity for enhanced leadership development. Students in this program receive an additional $160 per month and Montgomery GI Bill benefits if qualified.

Students enrolled in the Officer Development Course are also required to complete successfully a six-week Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, during the summer to become eligible for commissioning. Attendance at Advanced Camp normally occurs in the summer between the junior and senior years. The purpose of Advanced Camp training is to provide each candidate hands-on experience in leadership development positions as well as extensive training in military tactics, techniques and related subjects vital to success as a junior officer. Students attending Advanced Camp receive approximately $825 in addition to travel expenses to and from Fort Lewis. Uniforms, housing, medical care and meals are furnished by the government during the camp.

Additional voluntary training at one or more of a variety of active Army service schools is available to selected students during the summer. Students may select attendance at Airborne School, Air Assault School, The Northern Warfare Training Center and Cadet Troop Leadership Training. Students who successfully complete the appropriate course are authorized to wear the coveted Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.

Students who successfully complete the Army ROTC curriculum and who gain a bachelor's degree serve on active duty or with the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Outstanding candidates who are selected as Distinguished Military Students may gain Regular Army commissions. Active duty is for a period of three years with the opportunity for quality officers to apply for extended service. Current salary and allowances for a married Second Lieutenant exceed $27,000. Medical and other benefits are also provided at no cost. The following courses constitute the Advanced Program.

Curriculum In The Officer Development Course

(MILS III/IV) (Advanced Program)

MILS 0301 Land Navigation Techniques *

MILS 0302 Military Training and Instruction Techniques *

MILS 0303 Military Qualification Skills *

MILS 0401 Military Justice and Ethics *

MILS 0402 Adv. Leadership and Management I*

MILS 0403 Adv. Military Leadership and Management II *

MILS 0404 Leadership Laboratory

* Includes Leadership Lab and physical conditioning three days a week.

Professional Military Education Requirements

All Army ROTC cadets are required to complete one quarter of selected undergraduate courses in five designated fields of study prior to graduation.

The fields of study and approved courses are:

Written Communication Skills: fulfilled by the Core Curriculum., Humanities: fulfilled by the Core Curriculum., Military History: HIST 0309 (Alternate course may be taken with PMS approval)., Computer Literacy: COMP 0100 through 0422., Math Reasoning: fulfilled by the Core Curriculum.


Scholarship Programs

Each year the Army offers a variety of full scholarship programs to those young men and women who have demonstrated outstanding academic scholarship and leadership potential. Four-year scholarships are awarded incoming freshmen through national merit competition. Three- and two-year scholarships are available on a national competitive basis. Scholarships will pay most or all of the tuition costs for both resident and out-of-state students, textbooks, materials and laboratory fees. In addition, the students receive a $150 a month tax-free allowance.

Army Nurse Corps Option

Students enrolled in the School of Nursing curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing may simultaneously qualify for commissions as Second Lieutenants in the Army Nurse Corps.

Nursing students qualify for entry into the Officer Development Course through satisfactory completion of either the General Military Course, the Basic Camp option or equivalent training.

Nursing students participate in a two-week summer Advanced Camp training program and an Army nurse training program. The alternate advanced training is a voluntary six-week program for nursing students at selected medical treatment facilities throughout the U.S. It provides practical and leadership experience in the clinical setting. The focus is providing nursing cadets an experience which integrates clinical, interpersonal and leadership knowledge and skills. Emphasis is placed on practical experience under the direct supervision of an Army Nurse Corps Officer who acts as the cadet's preceptor throughout the camp period.


Department of Naval Science

CAPTAIN LARRY W. HAYNER, USN, Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science

THE MISSION OF NROTC is to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically and to commission college graduates as Navy and Marine Corps officers who possess a basic professional potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government. All NROTC Programs are open to qualified men and women students. All Naval Science courses, basic and advanced, are open to all Auburn students regardless of affiliation with the NROTC Program.

Types of NROTC Programs

Four-Year NROTC Navy-Marine Scholarship Program. Successful completion leads to commission in the Navy or Marine Corps Reserve. Minimum active duty service is four years.

Tuition, fees, and all textbooks are paid for by the government. Subsistence pay is $150 per month for a maximum of 40 months. Active duty pay for summer training is approximately $560 per month with living quarters and meals provided.

Although the Navy emphasizes engineering and science majors, students may take most Auburn University majors leading to baccalaureate degrees. In addition to the requirements of their major, NROTC students must complete 36 quarter hours of Naval Science. Summer activities include two at-sea training cruises and one summer period of career orientation lasting from four to eight weeks each. Marine Option students participate in a six-week orientation at Quantico, VA in lieu of the second at-sea training cruise. Navy Option Scholarship students must complete calculus and physics courses.

Entrance to the Navy-Marine Scholarship Program is via nationwide competition. Applicants must make independent arrangements to take either the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test.

Scholarship students may resign without obligation any time prior to the beginning of the second year in the Program.

Qualifications for enrollment, application blanks and information bulletins are available at high schools, colleges, recruiting stations and the Auburn NROTC Unit.

Four-Year NROTC Navy-Marine College Program. Leads to a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps Reserve. Subsistence pay is $150 per month for a maximum of 20 months during the final two years of training. Minimum active duty service is three years (3 1/2 years for Marines). Any Auburn student may enter the College Program through application to the Professor of Naval Science.

Four-year College Program students may resign from the Program at any time during the freshman and sophomore years without obligation. After the sophomore year, college program students must apply for advanced standing to continue in the program.

Students in both the four and two-year programs may apply for the Scholarship Program through nomination by the Professor of Naval Science for appointment by the Chief of Naval Education and Training as Scholarship students.

College Program students must complete Naval Science requirements prior to or concurrently with receipt of a baccalaureate degree. Summer training consists of at-sea training cruise between junior and senior years. Students desiring commissions in the Marine Corps will participate in a six-week orientation at Quantico, VA in lieu of at-sea training.

Two-Year NROTC Navy-Marine Scholarship and College Programs. Selections for these programs are made on a national basis from nominations submitted by the Professors of Naval Science. Selected applicants attend the Naval Science Institute (NSI) for six weeks during the summer prior to the junior year. Successful NSI completion qualifies students for enrollment in the advanced course of the NROTC Program.

NROTC Nurse Corps Option Scholarship Program. Successful completion leads to commission in the Naval Reserve Nurse Corps. Minimum active duty is four years. Tuition, fees, all textbooks and all equipment and uniform items within the BSN degree curriculum are paid by the government. Subsistence pay and active duty pay for summer training is equivalent to the pay provided by the Navy-Marine Scholarship Programs.

Students must be enrolled in the BSN program and are required to complete NAVS 0111, 0212, 0213 and 0411-0413 only. Summer activities include one at-sea training cruise and one shore-based hospital training period.

Entrance to the NROTC Nurse Corps Option Scholarship Program is via nationwide competition. Applications for Nurse Corps Option Program scholarships may be obtained at the Auburn NROTC Unit. The Nurse option is also available under the Four-Year College Program.


Uniforms, Naval Science textbooks and equipment necessary for the NROTC Program are furnished in all four programs.


The Naval Science curriculum consists of the following class hours per week: Freshman, three hours; Sophomore, three hours; Navy Option Juniors, three hours (Nurse Option, none); Marine Option Juniors, three hours; Seniors, three hours (Nurse Option, none). All students attend the Naval Science laboratory for two hours per week.

Naval Science subjects carried during the four-year curriculum are listed in the Description of Courses section of this Bulletin. Only 0300/0400 series subjects are applicable to the Two-Year Programs.

Naval Science course hours are considered as part of the normal quarterly loads; however, Auburn University graduation requirements are increased 11 to 20 hours, depending upon the College or School in which the student is enrolled, over the number of hours listed in the Auburn University Bulletin.

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