Visiting Professor Macon, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Department Chair; Instructor Dauz, Captain, US Army
The Department of Military Science offers students from all disciplines within the opportunity to study the following subjects: leadership theory and practice; management of time, personnel, and logistics; ethics; the role and responsibility of the military in contemporary society; and the philosophy and practice of military strategy and tactics. First- year and sophomore- level courses are open to all students and do not require full participation in the Army ROTC program. The leadership laboratory provides students a unique and dynamic hands-on leadership experience laboratory is an addition to an opportunity to put team-building, military skills and tactics into practice. The mandatory each semester for contracted cadets (both scholarship and non-scholarship) and for students who intend to contract or apply for a scholarship.
The Army ROTC program is a two-year Basic Course of study (first-year and sophomore-level) and two-year Advanced Course of study (junior and senior level). Basic Course classes are open to all students as leadership development electives without any military service obligation unless a student voluntarily chooses to make a commitment and sign a contract for military service. Non-contracted students may choose to be “participating students” for one semester (MSC 0011 or 0012 only) which means they only attend the lecture, not the leadership laboratory, and physical training. “Enrolled students/Cadets” are required to attend the lecture, leadership laboratory or physical training. The two-year Advanced Course or Study includes a five-week leadership participation in the Advanced Camp, usually completed during the summer prior to senior year. To be eligible for participation in the Advanced Course, students must successfully complete the Basic Course (unless direct entry is approved by the Department Chair), be physically qualified, be of good moral character, be a US citizen, have a minimum of two years remaining as a student (undergraduate or graduate level), and sign a contract to accept a commission in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, or the Army Reserve as directed by the Secretary of the Army. Direct entry into the Advanced Course is sometimes permitted if an applicant has previous military training or experience, or if the student completes a four-week ROTC Basic Camp leadership training course.
Students who are interested in full program enrollment and scholarship opportunities should consult the Department of Military Science (call (919) 660-3091/3090) for more detailed information). Also see the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps section under special programs in this bulletin. Information is also located at the departmental website (http://arotc.duke.edu), the Facebook page (Duke/NCCU Army ROTC), and Instagram (Bull City Battalion).