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Training and Curriculum

The Basic Course normally takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class or lab each semester. You learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, as well as start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Course without a military commitment.

Freshman Year: The Role of the Army

GSU ROTC Training swimmingRoles and Origins of the Army
Army Customs and Traditions
Branches of the Army
Military Operations and Tactics

Sophomore Year: The Role of an Officer

Role of the Officer and Noncommissioned Officer
Code of Conduct
First Aid
Principles of War
Military Operations and Tactics

Army ROTC Advanced Course

The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class or lab each semester, plus a summer leadership course. You learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.

GSU ROTC Training ExercisesJunior Year: Small Unit Training

Command and Staff Functions
Nuclear, Biochemical and Chemical Warfare
Law of War
Human Behavior
Math Reasoning
Computer Science
Military Operations and Tactics
Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) taken at Fort Lewis, Washington

Senior Year: Transition to Becoming An Officer

GSU ROTC Training LeadersMilitary Justice
Intelligence and Electronic Warfare
Army Personnel Management
Army Logistics
Post and Installation Support
Military Operations and Tactics

Leader Development and Assessment Course:

Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Leader Development and Assessment Course. It's a four-week summer course to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets. This course normally takes place between your junior and senior years of college, and is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington.

The University Catalog description for ROTC, Department of Military Science is on page 299 of the University Catalog description.