University of Southern Indiana
Four Army Cadets

Army ROTC Basic Course

Two years that will prepare you for years to come

The Basic Course takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class and lab each semester along with the requisite physical training and field training exercises. You will learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership and start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps enables students to enroll in elective leadership and military courses at colleges and universities in addition to their required courses.

Basic Courses without a military commitment.

Freshman Year: Preparing For Success As An Army Officer

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Army Leadership
  • Army Customs and Traditions
  • Military Operations and Tactics
  • Goal Setting and Accomplishment
  • Health and Physical Fitness

See the full curriculum for your freshman year.

Sophomore Year: The Role Of An Officer

Topics covered include:

  • Applied Leadership Theory
  • Communications
  • Principles of War
  • Military Operations and Tactics

See the full curriculum for your sophomore year.

Contact Mr. R. Ethan Allen


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