Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

ROTC News

Centre’s John Coogan ’16 commissioned in the Marine CorpsIn addition to earning a bachelor of science degree in physics at Centre College’s Commencement on May 22 , John...
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ROTC students can take Air Force (AES) and Army (AMS) courses for academic credit toward their Centre degree. Courses are offered at Centre and the University of Kentucky.

For information about ROTC scholarships available at Centre College, visit the ROTC Scholarships Web page or e-mail David DeWitt, Associate Director of Admission at Centre College.

ROTC Course Listing

AES 110 Aerospace Studies-I

(one credit hour)
A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the nature and principles of war, national power, and the Department of Defense role in the organization of national security. The student also develops leadership abilities by participating in a military organization, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations demanding effective leadership.
 

AES 120 Aerospace Studies-I

(one credit hour)
A continuation of AES 110. Designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the contribution of aerospace power to the total U.S. strategic offensive and defensive military posture.
 

AES 210 Aerospace Studies-II

(one credit hour)
Introduces the study of air power from a historical perspective; focuses on the development of air power into a primary element of national security. Leadership experience is continued through active participation in the cadet corps.
 

AES 220 Aerospace Studies-II

(one credit hour)
Provides a foundation for understanding how air power has been employed in military and nonmilitary operations to support national objectives. Examines the changing mission of the defense establishment, with particular emphasis on the United States Air Force.
 

AES 310 Aerospace Studies-III

(one credit hour)
A study of management functions with emphasis on the individual as a manager in an Air Force environment. Individual motivational and behavioral process, communication, and group dynamics are included to provide a foundation for the development of professional skills as an Air Force officer. Students refine their leadership and managerial abilities by organizing and managing a quasi-military unit.
 

AES 320 Aerospace Studies-III

(one credit hour)
A study of leadership with specific emphasis on the Air Force leader. Includes theoretical, professional, and communicative aspects. In addition, military justice and administrative law are discussed within the context of the military organization. Students continue to develop and refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership.
 

AES 410 Aerospace Studies-IV

(one credit hour)
A study of the military profession, civil-military interaction, communicative skills, framework of defense policy, and formulation of defense strategy. Students refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership.
 

AES 420 Aerospace Studies-IV

(one credit hour)
Continues the study of strategy and the management of conflict, formulation and implementation of U.S. defense policy, defense organization, and case studies in defense policy making. Students also refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership.
 

AMS 110 Introduction to the Army

(one credit hour)
This introductory level course is designed to give students an appreciation for the role the Army currently plays in our society. The course covers the history of the Army and the roles and relationships of the Army within our society. The course also covers some of the basic skills necessary for today’s leaders to include oral presentation, time management, map reading, basic rifle marksmanship and squad tactics. Offered on a pass/unsatisfactory basis only, except for officially enrolled Army ROTC students. Open only to first-year students and sophomores.
 

AMS 120 Introduction to Leadership

(one credit hour)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental skills necessary to be a leader, both in military and civilian context. Course also covers basic military map reading skills. Offered on a pass/unsatisfactory basis only, except for officially enrolled Army ROTC students. Open only to first-year students and sophomores.
 

AMS 210 Advanced Leadership-I

(one credit hour)
This course focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of leadership. Students examine topics such as written and oral communication, effective listening, assertiveness, personality, adult development, motivation, and organizational culture and change. Prerequisite: AMS 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.
 

AMS 220 Advanced Leadership-II

(one credit hour)
This course focuses principally on officership, providing an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers. It includes a detailed investigation of the origin of our institutional values and their practical application in decision making and leadership. Prerequisite: AMS 210 or permission of the instructor.
 

AMS 310 Leadership and Management-I

(one credit hour)
A study in the development of basic skills required to function as a manager; study of leadership styles, group dynamics, communications, motivation, and military instruction methods; and school of the soldier and exercise of command.
 

AMS 320 Advanced Tactics

(one credit hour)
Small unit tactics and communications; organization and mission of combat arms units; leadership and exercise of command.
 

AMS 410 Leadership and Management-II

(one credit hour)
An advanced study of logistics, operations, military administration, personnel management, military justice, world change and military implications, service orientation and leadership training.
 

AMS 420 Command Management

(one credit hour)
An advanced study of logistics, operations, military administration, personnel management, military justice, world change and military implications, service orientation and leadership training.

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