Department of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel James E.
109 ROTC Building
Captain Sherry A. Boyce, Captain Keith A. Cook, Lieutenant Colonel James E. Davidson, Master Sergeant Conrad D. Peterson, Captain Scott A. Smith, Sergeant Laura M. Stewart
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) is a program which combines college courses in military science with summer training sessions to develop future Army leaders. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation, cadets may be awarded a commission as a second lieutenant in either the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve.
The basic ROTC program was established at The University of Tennessee at Martin in September 1952. Authority to conduct the advanced ROTC program was earned in 1964. ROTC provides sound fundamental training in leadership and management skills, weapon systems familiarization, military history, military tactics, and concepts common to all branches of the U.S. Army. The mission of the Army ROTC program at UT Martin is to commission the future officer leadership of the Active Army, the Army Reserve, or National Guard.
The ROTC Program
The Army ROTC Program at UT Martin is a four-year program divided into two parts called the Basic Course and the Advanced Course.
The Basic Course (Military Science I and ll) is usually taken during the first two years of college and covers such subjects as customs, traditions and organizations of the service, national defense, military history and leadership development. In addition, a variety of outside social and professional enrichment activities are available. ROTC textbooks and other essential materials for the Basic Course are furnished to the students at no cost. After completion of the Basic Course, students who have demonstrated the potential to become an officer and who have met the physical and scholastic standards are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Course.
The Advanced Course (Military Science lll and IV) is usually taken during the final two years of college. It includes instruction in management, tactics, ethics and professionalism, and further leadership development. Textbooks and uniforms in the Advanced Course are furnished to students at no cost.
During the summer between the junior and senior years of college, Advanced Course cadets attend a paid five-week training session called Advanced Camp. Advanced Camp gives cadets the chance to practice what they have learned in the classroom, and introduces them to Army life in the field.
Veterans may apply their military experience as credit toward the ROTC Basic Course. If credit is granted, a veteran may skip the freshman and sophomore years of the program, and enroll directly in the Advanced Course.
Prior service members who are ROTC scholarship recipients, however, must be academically aligned, i.e. a three-year scholarship recipient must enroll in Military Science ll.
Junior and community college graduates, students who did not take ROTC during their first two years of school and students entering a two-year post-graduate course study may receive special enrollment in ROTC. Students must first attend a paid five-week leadership training camp called Camp Challenge. Applicants normally attend Camp Challenge during the summer between their sophomore and junior years of college. After they have successfully completed Camp Challenge, students who meet all the necessary enrollment requirements may be enrolled in the Advanced Course.
The University of Tennessee at Martin grants general elective credit for Military Science courses.
Military Science I and ll --- 3 semester hours per course
Military Science lll and IV --- 4 semester hours per course
Military Science Electives --- 3 semester hours per course
The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
SMP allows students to be members of the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve and Army ROTC at the same time. SMP is only offered to students accepted into the ROTC advanced program.
Army ROTC Scholarships/Financial Assistance
See the Financial Aid Section for a detailed description.
Enrollment and Continuance Requirements
All advanced course and scholarship cadets are furnished the necessary ROTC texts, equipment, and uniforms through the Department of Military Science. In addition to these items, students receive a subsistence allowance of $200 a month for not more than 10 months each school year. Transportation to and from advanced camp is also provided. While attending advanced camp, each cadet receives pay of about $750 for the five-week period. In addition, meals and quarters are furnished during the advanced camp periods. Normally, attendance at advanced camp is required between the junior and senior academic years. All cadets attending advanced camp are eligible for servicemens group life insurance coverage while at camp. Basic Course students are furnished ROTC textbooks and essential training materials.
The Department of Military Science sponsors the following activities:
Basic Course: No military obligation.
Advanced Course: Depending upon personal preference and the needs of the service at the time of graduation, a graduate will serve as a commissioned officer on active duty or in the reserve components or a combination of the two for a period not to exceed eight years, unless a full military career is pursued.
B.A. or B.S. Curriculum. A minor in military science is available to those students undertaking any major in support of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. The requirements for a minor include the successful completion of the advanced course and one additional upper-division military science elective course.
Description of Courses