Military Science

Tuskegee University is authorized by the Department of Defense as a senior division Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) unit. The Training Corps is organized into three parts--Air Force, Army and Naval. The Reserve Officers Training Corps is an integral part of the officer procurement programs for Reserve and Active forces to the two services. The Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC programs at Tuskegee University are composed of a Basic and an Advanced program.

Tuskegee University's Basic ROTC program is totally voluntary. Qualified upper-class students may apply for and be accepted into the advanced course. Provisions for selected junior college graduates, transferees, and special students, are also available to enter directly into the Advanced program. Students who are enrolled in the Advanced program (3rd and 4th ROTC year) are paid at the rate of $350-400 per month. Successful completion of the advanced program leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in the Reserve or Active Armed Forces. Students with prior military training should contact the Department of Military Science, at the beginning of their first year of enrollment at Tuskegee University.

Scholarships are available to selected students who are motivated toward military service and who are enrolled in ROTC programs. Four-year scholarships are awarded to qualified graduating high school seniors. Each scholarship pays tuition, laboratory expenses, and an allowance of $250-400 per month, for the duration of the year. All scholarship students get free room and board from the university.

Military textbooks are furnished for first and second year ROTC students; third and fourth year ROTC students pay for books through the university bookstore.


MILITARY SCIENCE

Army ROTC Program

The mission of the Tuskegee University Army ROTC Tiger Battalion is to commission the future leadership of the US Army and to motivate young people to be better citizens. Military Science has been a part of the Tuskegee University curriculum since February 1919, when a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) unit was established with Captain Russell Smith as the first Professor of Military Science. Since progressing to a senior division unit in September 1941, graduates of Tuskegee have gone on to become General Officers. Achieving general officer rank in the Army is comparable to attaining a vice presidential position in a major corporation, the highest management levels of career government service, or the position of mayor or city manager of a typical municipality. The military accomplishments and contributions of Tuskegee graduates are rivaled by few other institutions. The Tuskegee graduate who successfully completes the Army ROTC program begins an Army career not only as a second lieutenant with a highly competitive starting salary, but with a much broader range of responsibility and authority than the graduate embarking on a civilian career. An Army ROTC graduate, four years out of college has earned an annual salary exceeding $43,000.

These Professional Military Education (PME) electives are taken from a wide range of courses offered by the various academic departments of the University. These courses are listed below.

Cadets must also demonstrate levels of proficiency, established by the Department of the Army, in the subject areas of higher mathematics, English, and reading through the Enhanced Skills Training Program. Students not meeting these standards when initially tested are given the opportunity to improve their skills in these areas, at no cost, through a computer based program.

The Military Science curriculum is divided into a Basic Course covering the first two years, and an Advanced Course covering work of the last two years.

THE BASIC COURSE is normally taken by the college student in his/her freshman and sophomore years. As an alternative, a student may fulfill Basic Course requirements by attending a four-week summer camp between his/her sophomore and junior years. The first two years prepare and qualify the student for the Advanced Course. The instruction in the freshman year is known as Military Science I, requires two hours per week (one classroom and one leadership lab period), and allows one credit hour per semester. The purpose of this instruction is to introduce the student to fundamental military knowledge: military customs and traditions; familiarization with basic weapons, equipment, and techniques; military organization and functions; and the techniques of leadership, management, and command. The best qualified men and women who successfully complete the Basic Course are selected for the Advanced Course that leads to an Army officer's commission.

THE ADVANCED COURSE is designed to produce qualified officers for the Active Army, the United States Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard.

Students selected for the Advanced Course must sign a contract, entailing an agreement to serve as a commissioned officer upon completion of the Army ROTC program. As members of the US Army Reserve, Advanced Course cadets receive a monthly subsistence allowance of $350 (subject to change) for their last two years of college. Admission to the Advanced Course in on a best qualified basis. Advanced Course cadets must attend and successfully complete the five-week National Advanced Leadership Camp, usually during the summer between their junior and senior years. This camp is conducted at Fort Lewis, WA. Cadets receive full pay while attending the camp plus a travel allowance. Cadets having valid conflicts with their academic curricula may defer attendance at summer camp until after completion of their senior (MS IV) year. Upon successful completion of the Advanced Course and PME requirements, the student may be commissioned as a second lieutenant in one of the following branches: Adjutant General's Corps, Air Defense Artillery, Armor, Aviation, Corps of Engineers, Field Artillery, Finance Corps, Infantry, Military Intelligence, Chemical Corps, Military Police Corps, Ordnance, Quartermaster Corps, Signal Corps, and Transportation Corps.

Two-Year Program -- A basic four-week summer training period after the sophomore or junior year replaces the Basic Course required of students in the traditional four year program. When a student with two years of college has been selected for the program and has successfully completed the Leaders Training Course, he/she is eligible for the ROTC Advanced Course in his junior and senior years. The Advanced Course, which leads to an officer's commission, is the same for students in either the four-year program or the two-year program. Additionally, there are two other options for students to qualify for the Advanced Course if attendance to the four week Leaders Training Course is not feasible due to Academic requirement, athletic camps, etc.

In addition to the pay provided during the Advanced Course and the Advanced Summer Training Camp, the student attending the Basic Summer Training Camp receives substantial pay and allowances during the period of attendance and a travel allowance.

Financial Assistance Programs -- The Army ROTC scholarship program offers financial assistance for selected students.

On campus scholarships may be awarded for either two or three years. The two and three-year scholarships are awarded to students in the "enrolled in ROTC: and the non-enrolled ROTC" categories. Three-year non-enrolled applicants must compress MS I and MS II training into their sophomore school year. Two-year scholarships are available to enrolled ROTC cadets who have completed the first two years of ROTC. Two-year, non-enrolled scholarship winners must attend the Leaders Training Camp in the summer preceding the final award of the scholarship.

Scholarship selection is on a best qualified basis, as selected by a ROTC selection board.

The financial assistance includes tuition, fees, laboratory expenses, a book allowance each semester and subsistence allowance, ranging from $250 - $400 per month, for the period that the scholarship is in effect. Students interested in an Army ROTC scholarship should contact the Professor of Military Science as soon as possible.

Distinguished Military Graduates: Any cadet rated in the top 10% of cadets across the nation will be designated as Distinguished Military Graduate.

Field Trips: Cadets are given the opportunity to expand their classroom knowledge by participating in field trips to local military installations. Trips will last from one to three days and will be one of two types: visits to Active Army organizations, to observe and learn the day-to-day operations of the Army; training exercises wherein the cadet gets hands-on experience with equipment and troop leading procedures.

Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT): Each summer selected cadets are given the opportunity to work in Active Army units as officer trainees. Valuable insights into the role and responsibilities are gained by the students.

Cadets have numerous opportunities to volunteer for specialized training that includes Airborne School at Fort Benning, GA; Air Assault training at either Fort Rucker, AL or Fort Campbell, KY. This training is strictly voluntary and based on quotas allocated by the Department of the Army.

Graduate Education: Once a cadet completes the Army ROTC Program and is commissioned, he/she may request a delay from entry into active duty to complete professional Dental, Medical, etc. work. This advanced education is pursued at the individual's own expense.

Military Societies and Activities:

1. The National Society of Pershing Rifles: Founded in 1894 by General of the Army John J. Pershing, the Society is a military social fraternity committed to the highest ideals of excellence in leadership and manhood. Tuskegee University Chapter is Company P, 4th Regiment. This organization has traditionally formed the "crack" drill team of the ROTC program from its members and given performances at various locations throughout the South. The highlights of each school year for members of Pershing Rifles are the annual drill competition and attendance of members at the National Convention held in one of the country's large cities. Membership is open to male students enrolled who after one semester have attained a minimum 2.8 grade point average. Members can be recognized by the blue and silver shoulder cord (the distinctive badge of elite cadets) worn on the left shoulder of their ROTC uniform.

2. Intercollegiate Rifle Team: In order to inspire a wholesome spirit of rivalry between institutions, competitive rifle matches are arranged with other university rifle teams. The rifle team consists of one or more teams with five to nine members per team. Membership is open to all students in good academic standing; however, members are selected based on demonstrated interest and ability in rifle marksmanship.

3. Army ROTC Drill Team: An organization of male and female students who learn the art of both standard and precision military drill techniques. It offers the student an excellent opportunity to refine his or her leadership skills. The Drill Team may participate at several intercollegiate matches held at institutions in the southeastern United States.

4. Ranger Challenge Team: The military varsity sport consisting of highly competitive teams who compete against 22 other teams at the battalion and brigade levels of competition. Participants receive the coveted "Ranger Challenge Tab."

Students enrolled in Army ROTC may satisfy the physical education requirement by completing at least two of the following courses: MILS 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MILS 0101. THE ROLE OF THE U.S. ARMY. 1st Semester. Lect. & Conf. 1 hr. weekly; Leadership Lab 1 hr. weekly, 1 credit. This course examines the need for military forces in society, and focuses on the U. S. Army's role in American defense strategy. Practical exercises involving written and oral communications are used to discuss the participation of Black Americans in the U. S. Army. Some aspects of military leadership and benefits of a career in the U. S. Army are explored. Development of individual student study skills and communications abilities are stressed. Assertiveness training is available as self-study, supplemental instruction.

MILS 0102. THE DYNAMICS OF MILITARY LEADERSHIP. 2nd Semester. Lect. & Conf. 1 hr. weekly Leadership Lab 1 hr weekly, 1 credit. This course is concerned with a wide variety of factors that affect the development of an individual's style of leadership. Through an examination of society's values, and the impact of such values on the All Volunteer Force, students are exposed to some problems facing the Army officer. Practical exercises and seminars conducted by active military leaders from off campus help a student understand the responsibilities of military leaders. A basic understanding of first aid is presented to provide the student with a basic military skill that has nonmilitary application. Oral communications are stressed through impromptu speeches and open discussions. Military customs, drill and ceremony are presented in the leadership laboratory.

MILS 0201. LAND NAVIGATION AND STUDENT PRESENTATIONS. 1st Semester. Lect. & Conf. 2 hrs. Weekly, Leadership Lab 1 hr. weekly, 2 credits. Basic principles of land navigation, to include how to read a map and identify and locate terrain features are learned through practical exercise. An orientation field trip in applying map reading skills learned in the classroom is also presented. Development of oral communication skills through short student presentations is taught. Adequately preparing the student to successfully meet the higher challenges of the Advanced Course program is emphasized. In the leadership lab, students are taught methods of conducting training and are given practical experience in training management.

MILS 0202. THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE U. S. ARMY OFFICER. 2nd Semester. Lect. 2, Leadership Lab 1, 2 credits. This course develops the student's understanding of the specific duties and responsibilities required of an Army officer. Principles of small unit tactics and land navigation are learned through practical exercises. Aspects of the professional relationship between an officer and an enlisted member are explored. The student is exposed to the eligibility requirements and conditions for enrollment in the ROTC Advanced program. Benefits of a career as a U. S. Army officer are discussed. Management of training is stressed in leadership laboratory.

MILS 0203. ROTC BASIC CAMP. Summer. Lect. and practical exercise, 4 credits. This is a six week course only offered during the summer. The course is for students desiring to enter Army ROTC as a junior. The course will teach basic military skills in map reading, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, first aid, and tactical training.

MILS 0301. PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, Leadership Lab 1, 3 credits. This course provides the student with skills that form the foundation for his future role as an Army officer. Military Skills that concern Army equipment, first aid and land navigation are stressed. Tactics used at the squad and platoon levels of the Army's combat organization are examined. Methods of presenting a military briefing are learned through practical exercises that focus on factors affecting the effectiveness and morale of a unit. Principles for presenting military instruction are presented. In leadership laboratory the student develops an understanding of teamwork, and he practices skills required for attendance at the ROTC Advanced Camp. Supplemental instruction with emphasis on practical experience is available to the student for all phases of instruction. Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic Course or equivalent.

MILS 0302. PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, Leadership Lab 1, 3 credits. This course is principally concerned with refining those skills needed to conduct combat operations at the platoon level. Troop leading procedures are used for all phases of instruction. Detailed information on the conduct of tactical activities is presented. Characteristics of various weapons used in combat are examined. Procurement and use of intelligence information at battlefield level are discussed. Oral and written communications are stressed in briefings, instruction and reports by the student. Each branch of service in the U. S. Army is discussed in detail. Leadership laboratory instruction is concerned with practical application of classroom instruction. Students are placed in leadership positions under conditions requiring them to exercise decision making skills. A weekend field training exercise highlights the supplemental instruction wherein all phases of the MILS III course are practiced. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MILS 0301.

MILS 0303. ROTC ADVANCE CAMP. Summer. 3 credits. This course is mandatory for all contracted juniors. This is a leadership course to evaluate leadership potential. Successful completion of MILS 303 is required before applying for commissioning as a second lieutenant. Instruction will only be offered during the summer sessions. Students will be evaluated in leadership skills from individual through platoon level collective tasks. This course is six weeks (seven days per week) in duration and is currently taught at Ft. Lewis, Washington.

MILS 0401. U.S. ARMY MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES. 1st Semester. Lect 3, Leadership Lab 1, 3 credits. This course is oriented to the duties performed by a junior officer in the United States Army. Through oral presentations, written reports and practical exercises, the student develops skills that he will use in managing units in the United States Army. Situations both in and out of the classroom are used to give the student experience in counseling subordinates on job performance and personal problems. The military justice system is examined in detail, with a mock trial used to give the student a better understanding of his responsibilities under military law. As a senior, the student will be a cadet officer and be responsible for managing some aspect of the cadet corps. Particular emphasis is placed on the preparation for, and conduct of training. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Military Science III.

MILS 0402. THE MILITARY PROFESSION. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, Leadership Lab 1, 3 credits. This course provides the student with detailed knowledge of United States Army organizations and how the different types of units contribute to the Army's mission. A twelve hour seminar examines the ethical and professional aspects of being a military officer, along with some moral dimensions of modern warfare. Forms of Army correspondence are presented, with the student given practical experience in completing various types of reports that are common to duties of a second lieutenant. Throughout the course the student is given the opportunity to exercise his communications skills. In the leadership laboratory and in extra-curricular activities the student is able to sharpen his leadership skills. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of MILS 0401.

MILS 0403. SPECIAL PROJECTS. 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer. 3 credits. Research and lecture. This course is for Army ROTC students, who desire to further their knowledge, in military subjects that range from current world situations, to the use of the elements, of National Power. The course consists of discussion, research, and independent study. Enrollment must be approved by the PMS and is limited to 5 students per semester or summer session.

MILS 0501. CONTEMPORARY ARMY ISSUES. 1st and 2nd Semesters. Lect. 1, Leadership Lab 1, 1 credit. This course provides the Army ROTC Cadet on scholarship extension and selected "Continuing Students" who has completed all other Military Science course's refresher instructions in current issues of Military Doctrine. The student completes a book review on selected work from the Army Professional Reading list and completes reviews on articles from current military journals. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of MILS 0401 and 0402.

MILS 0502. CONTINUING ARMY STUDIES. 2nd Semester, 1 credit. This course is designed for MS V and completion cadets working to finish their degree. This course will keep students abreast of changes within the Army, ensure physical and mental fitness, ensures cadet data base is accurate, and ensure commissioning requirements are met timely. Students will attend one class and lab weekly, and physical training two times a week.


Aerospace Studies

Overview

Tuskegee University is authorized by the Department of Defense as a senior division Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) unit. The Training Corps is organized into three parts--Air Force, Army and Naval. The Reserve Officers Training Corps is an integral part of the officer procurement programs for Reserve and Active forces to the two services. The Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC programs at Tuskegee University are composed of a Basic and an Advanced program.

Tuskegee University's Basic ROTC program is totally voluntary. Qualified upper-class students may apply for and be accepted into the advanced course. Provisions for selected junior college graduates, transferees, and special students, are also available to enter directly into the Advanced program. Students who are enrolled in the Advanced program (3rd and 4th ROTC year) are paid at the rate of $350-400 per month. Successful completion of the advanced program leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in the Reserve or Active Armed Forces. Students with prior military training should contact the Department of Military Science, at the beginning of their first year of enrollment at Tuskegee University.

Scholarships are available to selected students who are motivated toward military service and who are enrolled in ROTC programs. Four-year scholarships are awarded to qualified graduating high school seniors. Each scholarship pays tuition, laboratory expenses, and an allowance of $250-400 per month, for the duration of the year. All scholarship students get free room and board from the university.

Military textbooks are furnished for first and second year ROTC students; third and fourth year ROTC students pay for books through the university bookstore.

Aerospace Stuides Overview

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is the oldest major continuous source of officers for the United States Air Force. It is responsible for commissioning career oriented officers through academic programs in colleges and universities across the nation. The objective of ROTC is to place on active duty lieutenants who demonstrate dedication to duty, who willingly accept responsibility, who think critically and creatively, and who have the ability to communicate with clarity and precision.

Air Force ROTC is one of the three main long-range programs designed to provide the Air Force with the bulk of its professional officer corps. The others are the Air Force Academy and the Officer Training School. The Air Force is depending on high quality Air Force ROTC men and women for much of its future leadership.

History

Air Force ROTC was established in 1946 at 78 colleges and universities including Tuskegee University. The ROTC program continues the previously established program of training military leaders. During World War II, the Army Air Corps contracted with Tuskegee University to conduct primary Pilot Training for Black Officers.

This was the only training site in the nation where Blacks could train to be military pilots. The 992 black military aviators trained at Tuskegee's training complex were organized into four squadrons designated the 332nd Fighter Group. The Group became know as the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen distinguished themselves by destroying 409 enemy aircraft. They also sank an enemy destroyer. They flew more than 1,500 missions and over 15,000 sorties. Most notably, they flew over 200 bomber escort missions and never lost a bomber aircraft to enemy fighters.

These brave African-American airmen earned 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, Legions of Merit, Silver Stars, Purple Hearts, the Croix de Guerre, and The Red Star of WWII and achieved greater accomplishments. Although they did not receive the recognition they deserved in terms of promotion, many went on to live very distinguished civilian lives as doctors, lawyers, politicians, and educators. The late Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. retired in 1970 as a Lieutenant General. President William J. Clinton promoted him to four-star General on January 14, 1999.

This AFROTC detachment has continued to be a major source of minority leadership as evidenced by the achievements of some of its graduates. Tuskegee University has produced more African American General Officers than any other institution of higher learning. Most notably, the late General Daniel "Chappie" James, United States Air Force was our nation's first African American four-star General.

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program designed to provide college students an opportunity to become commissioned officers in the United States Air Force while completing their college degree programs. There are several routes to become an Air Force Officer. Air Force ROTC offers three routes to an Air Force commission, which is either through the Air Force ROTC Four-Year, Two-Year, or One-Year Programs.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Air Force ROTC offers four-year scholarships (College Scholarship Program) on a competitive basis to high school seniors or graduates who want to major in selected scientific and technical areas such as engineering, mathematics, and computer science, as well as some non-technical areas. The deadline for submitting the complete scholarship package is the first week in December of the year prior to the college freshman year.

Scholarships are also available for students already enrolled in college (In-College Scholarship Program) for 3.5, 3.0, and 2.5 years to college students in the scientific, technical, and non-technical areas. There are also two-and-three-year nursing and pre-medical scholarships available for qualified men and women. Application inquiries and submissions can be made to the Professor of Aerospace Studies at the Air Force ROTC detachment, located at the General Daniel "Chappie" James Center, during the freshman and sophomore levels of college. Air Force ROTC scholarships pay full college tuition and most laboratory, textbook, and incidental fees. In addition, all scholarship recipients receive a non-taxable monthly stipend. The annual stipend amount ranges from $2,500 to $4,000 per year depending on the students' enrollment year.

Qualifications for Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Students applying for In-College AFROTC scholarships must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 the semester prior to scholarship activation, pass an Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), successfully complete an Air Force medical examination, and successfully pass a physical fitness test. In addition, the student must be enrolled and in good academic standing in the applicable Aerospace Studies and Leadership Laboratory courses.

Registration for Air Force ROTC Courses

Air Force ROTC courses are listed in the Tuskegee University Undergraduate Programs Bulletin, and the Tuskegee University Schedule of Courses. Students who wish to enroll in General Military Courses may do so just as they would for any other campus course.

As an Air Force ROTC cadet, students spend one class period each week in a Leadership Laboratory putting into practice the leadership skills and management theory acquired during class. Leadership Laboratory is a cadet-centered program designed to improve the cadets' leadership skills as Air Force officers.

Qualifications for Aviation Programs

Air Force ROTC cadets, both men and women, may compete to become pilots and navigators. All pilots and navigator candidates must successfully pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), and be medically qualified, in order to be officially selected as a pilot/navigator candidate by a board of Air Force officers.

Air Force pilot training is conducted at several bases in the United States. These training courses are available to commissioned men and women who qualify for duty as rated pilots. Officers must meet physical qualifications and apply in sufficient time to enter Undergraduate Flying Training (UFT) prior to reaching age 30. Therefore, AFROTC pilot candidates must be scheduled for commissioning before reaching 29 years of age. This will allow AFPC the time necessary to schedule a selected pilot or navigator cadet into an appropriate training class.

Air Force navigator training is available to qualified commissioned officers. Officers must meet physical qualifications and apply in sufficient time to enter UFT prior to reaching age 30. Therefore, AFROTC navigator candidates must be scheduled for commissioning before reaching 29 years of age. This will allow AFPC the time necessary to schedule a selected pilot or navigator cadet into an appropriate training class.

Medical Programs

The Air Force offers direct appointments to graduates of medical, dental, and nursing schools, as well as to members of other professional medical services.

Air Force ROTC Pre-Health Professions Program: This program encourages students to earn commissioning through Air Force ROTC, and subsequent special qualifications for scholarship under the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program in a selected health professional school, or in the Uniform Services University of Health Sciences. College students are eligible to compete in the Pre-Health Professions Program, which includes scholarships. Program members are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force upon completion of Air Force ROTC and baccalaureate degree requirements. Participants are guaranteed an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship to attend medical school, provided they gain acceptance to a medical school prior to their commissioning/graduation date.

Air Force ROTC Nursing Program: Air Force ROTC offers nursing scholarships for two to four years. Only high school seniors or graduates who have not attended college full time may qualify for the four-year nursing scholarship. Students already in college may apply for two or three year scholarships.

Graduate Educational Opportunities

Once cadets complete Air Force ROTC and are commissioned, they may request a delay from entry into active duty to complete graduate work. This advanced education is pursued at the individual's own expense. Air Force ROTC graduates may also apply for graduate education at the Air Force's expense under the Air University's Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) program. Those selected for AFIT receive all pay and allowances of a second lieutenant and have their tuition and expenses paid for by the Air Force. Once on active duty, the Air Force Officer has additional opportunities for graduate and advance professional education.

Air Force Societies and Activities:

Aerospace Field Training Encampment Course: Field Training Encampment courses are conducted during the summer at several different Air Force bases in the United States. These courses include aircraft and aircrew orientation, career orientation, leadership training and evaluation, officership training, survival training, physical training, human relations instruction, small arms familiarization, first aid and other supplemental training. Cadets are organized into units modeled after active duty Air Force organizations (flights, squadrons, groups, and wings). Each cadet receives several opportunities to serve in leadership positions within these units. Discipline is maintained with emphasis on high standards for military appearance and personal grooming, orderliness and neatness of living areas, military customs and courtesies, and drill and ceremonies.

Arnold Air Society: This Honorary Professional Organization was named in honor of General H.H. (Hap) Arnold, Commanding General of the Army

Air Force in World War II. The Arnold Air Society is an honorary professional organization of Air Force cadets. Its units provide a variety of services to their institutions as they promote the interests and ideas of the U.S. Air Force. The Society also enables its members to prepare themselves as future Air Force leaders. Basis for membership is the cadet's desire to promote traditions and aspiration of the Air Force and to foster citizenship. Tuskegee University's Arnold Air Society Squadron takes part in university, civic, charitable, and service activities in keeping with its dedication to public service.

Silver Wings: The coed auxiliary of the Arnold Air Society. They participate in an active program of professional service projects of their own, as well as serving as hostesses at university, civic and AFROTC functions. Thus, they become better informed about the contributions of the Air Force to our national security, while assisting their host Arnold Air Squadrons. Competition for membership in the organization is keen. Selection criteria include the candidate's interest, sociability, demeanor and academic achievements at the university.

Air Force ROTC Drill Team: An organization of cadets who learn the art of standard and "creative" military drill techniques. The Air Force ROTC Drill Team offers cadets an excellent opportunity to refine their leadership skills. The team participates at different intercollegiate matches in the southeastern United States.

Courses of Instruction

PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR AFROTC STUDENTS: Students enrolled in AFROTC may satisfy their Physical Education requirement by completing at least two of the following courses: AERO 151, 152, 251, 252. Students must also be enrolled in the associated Leadership Laboratory course in order to receive Physical Education credit.

AERO 0151. THE AIR FORCE TODAY. 1st Semester. Lect.1, Lab 1, 2 credits. This course is a study of professionalism and officership as they apply to the military. It also includes an introduction to communication skills.

AERO 151L. AEROSPACE STUDIES LABORATORY. 1st Semester. Lab 1, 0 credits. (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated by cadets, under the supervision of the AFROTC staff (cadre), plans and conducts training in drill and ceremonies, leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: AERO 0151.

AERO 0152. THE AIR FORCE TODAY. 2nd Semester. Lect. 1, Lab 1, 2 credits. A study of the organizational structure of the Air Force, mission of selected military organizations, and selected topics that contribute to an understanding of the Air Force today.

AERO 152L. AEROSPACE STUDIES LABORATORY. 2nd Semester. Lab 1, 0 credits. (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated by cadets, under the supervision of the AFROTC staff (cadre), plans and conducts training in drill and ceremonies, leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: AERO 0152.

AERO 0251. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER. 1st Semester. Lect. 1. Lab 1, 2 credits. This course examines the development of air power over the past sixty years. It traces the development of various ideas of employment of air power and focuses upon factors that have prompted research and technological change. Also included is an assessment of communication skills and introductory leadership.

AERO 251L. AEROSPACE STUDIES LABORATORY. 1st Semester. Lab 1, 0 credits. (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated by cadets, under the supervision of the AFROTC staff (cadre), plans and conducts training in drill and ceremonies, leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: Aero 0251.

AERO 0252. DEVELOPMENT OF AIR POWER. 2nd Semester. Lect. 1, Lab 1, 2 credits. This course presents an historical review of the technical stride in air-power employment, in military and non-military operation, and in support of national objectives. This course also surveys the evolution of air power concepts and doctrines, from the Communication exercises and skills that are practiced.

AERO 252L. AEROSPACE STUDIES LABORATORY. 2nd Semester. Lab1, 0 credits (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated by cadets, under the supervision of the AFROTC staff (cadre), plans and conducts training in drill and ceremonies, leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: Aero 0252

AERO 0351. AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT. 1st Semester. Lect 3, Lab 1, 3 credits. This course is a study of the ethical characteristics and responsibilities forming the foundation of military professionalism. Leadership theory, human relations, personnel policies and concepts of discipline are examined. Communication skills and problem solving techniques are emphasized.

AERO 351L. AEROSPACE STUDIES LABORATORY. 1st Semester. Lab 1, 0 credits. (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated by cadets, under the supervision of the AFROTC staff (cadre), plans and conducts training in drill and ceremonies, leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: 0351

AERO 0352. AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3 , Lab 1, 3 credits. This course is a study of management including the functions of the military executive and quality management applications. Management practices and controls are evaluated with mission requirements and achievements. Emphasis is placed on critical and creative thinking.

AERO 352L. AEROSPACE LABORATORY. 2nd Semester. Lab 1, 0 credits. (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: 0352

AERO 0451. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS. 1st semester. Lect. 3, Lab 1, 3 credits. This course examines the need for national security, analyzes the evolution and formation of the American defense doctrine; investigates the types of security, surveys alliances, and regional studies. Communication skills are broadened and refined.

AERO 451L. AEROSPACE STUDIES LABORATORY. 1st Semester. Lab 1, 0 credit. (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated by cadets, under the supervision of the AFROTC staff (cadre), plans and conducts training in drill and ceremonies, leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: AERO 0451

AERO 0452. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS . 2nd Semester. Lect 3, Lab 1, 3 credits. This course focuses on the military as a profession, officership, the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Also, continued emphasis is given to the refinement of communicative skills.

AERO 452L. AEROSPACE STUDIES LABORATORY. 2nd Semester. Lab 1, 0 credits. (PASS/FAIL). Provides leader-manager training and experience for all AFROTC cadets in a supervised environment. The cadet organization staged and operated by cadets, under the supervision of the AFROTC staff (cadre), plans and conducts training in drill and ceremonies, leadership, and personnel management. Corequisite: AERO 0452


Department of Naval Science


The mission of the Naval ROTC is to develop NROTC students mentally, morally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty; to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government. All qualified men and women are eligible for the NROTC Program after submitting an application and being accepted as a scholarship or non-scholarship midshipman. All Naval Science courses, basic and advanced, are open to all Tuskegee students regardless of affiliation with the NROTC Program.

To be eligible for enrollment as a midshipman, an applicant must be a United States citizen; have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent bearing of arms, and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; meet age requirements of at least 17 years on or before 1 September of the year of enrollment and less than 27 years on 30 June of the year an applicant expects to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements, and be commissioned; meet physical requirements for the NROTC Program; and be accepted for admission as a full-time student at Tuskegee University.

(Applicants with prior or current active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces may be granted age waivers equal to the number of months served, not to exceed 36 months. Those granted the maximum age waiver must be less than 30 years of age on 30 June of the year they expect to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements, and be commissioned.)

Curriculum

The Naval Science curriculum varies by program (Navy, Marine and Nurse) with all Midshipmen attending two Naval Science laboratory periods for one hour each per week in addition to physical training at least twice per week.  The number of Naval Science credits that may be applied toward your degree vary from two to 12, depending on your major.

Navy Option Scholarship Midshipmen – 24 credit hours of Naval Science courses required plus differential calculus I and II (MATH 207/208), calculus-based physics I and II (PHYS 310/311), English, World Cultures and National Security Policy (a list of courses that satisfy these requirements can be requested).

NAVS 0101          Introduction to Naval Science
NAVS 0102          Sea power and Maritime Affairs
NAVS 0201          Leadership and Management
NAVS 0206          Navigation
NAVS 0305          Ship Systems I (Engineering)
NAVS 0306          Ship Systems II (Weapons)
NAVS 0405          Naval Operations and Seamanship
NAVS 0402          Leadership and Ethics
Navy Nurse Scholarship Midshipmen – 12 credit hours of Naval Science courses required plus acceptance into nursing school prior to junior year.
NAVS 0101          Introduction to Naval Science
NAVS 0102          Sea power and Maritime Affairs
NAVS 0201          Leadership and Management
NAVS 0402          Leadership and Ethics
Marine Option Scholarship Midshipmen – 18 credit hours of Naval Science courses plus successful completion of Officer Candidate School the summer before your senior year.
NAVS 0101          Introduction to Naval Science
NAVS 0102          Sea power and Maritime Affairs
NAVS 0201          Leadership and Management
NAVS 0303          Evolution of Warfare
NAVS 0403          Amphibious Warfare
NAVS 0402          Leadership and Ethics
 


Contact Information

AIR FORCE ROTC 

AFROTC Detachment 015
General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. Center
Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088
Ph: 334-727-8372
Fax: 334-727-8008
Det.015@maxwell.af.mil

ARMY ROTC

Department of Military Science
Chappie James Center - Rm 319
P.O. Box 1346
Tuskegee Institute, AL 36087-1346
Phone: (334) 727-8379 - Office
E-mail: aclark@mytu.tuskegee.edu 

NAVAL ROTC 

Front Office: (334) 724-4994
Email: navalrotc@mytu.tuskegee.edu
NROTC Building (Band Cottage next to Brimmer Hall)
Contact TU NROTC or
https://www.nrotc.navy.mil