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Rochester Institute of Technology ARMY Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) LTC Lynn A. Lubiak Professor of Military Science “Leadership Excellence”

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1 Rochester Institute of Technology ARMY Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) LTC Lynn A. Lubiak Professor of Military Science “Leadership Excellence”

2 Mission: To recruit, retain, develop, and commission the future junior officer leadership of the U.S. Army Vision: An elite and expanding program, which leverages the strengths of RIT and appeals to a broad range of students with unique career goals Attract highly qualified RIT and partnership school applicants and students interested in serving in a wide range of leadership positions, from Combat Arms, Combat Support, Combat Service Support, specialty branches, and civilian employment Commission confident, competent, and compassionate junior Army leaders, who demonstrate a capacity for scholastic, athletic and leadership excellence

3 Scholar Academics are first priority for all Cadets Cadets allowed ample time to focus on academics Assignment in the Army based heavily on GPA ROTC Cadre (faculty) utilize system of quarterly counseling and RIT ‘Early Alerts’ to keep Cadets on track Great focus on Cadet mentorship program The Making of an Army Officer

4 Athlete Army Officers must attain prime physical condition to handle the rigors of combat and the stress of leading Soldiers Physical fitness conducted at a minimum of three times a week (MWF 06:30 AM) in order to maintain appropriate levels of fitness and attain excellent scores on the Army Physical Fitness Test Army Conditioning Drills fulfills Wellness requirement ROTC physical fitness program works in conjunction with RIT athletic programs—participation in RIT athletics is encouraged The Making of an Army Officer

5 Junior and senior Cadets given leadership positions which place them in direct control of subordinate Cadets Tiger Battalion is a Cadet run program. Cadets plan training, develop lessons, execute, assess and improve Simulated squad level combat exercises designed to stress, evaluate, and subsequently improve Cadet’s leadership skills and resolve under pressure Motivation instilled into Cadets from day one; rapidly builds confidence to handle any situation presented despite obstacles Leader

6 Basic Course (Freshmen-Sophomores) The first two years of the Army ROTC program are called the Basic Course. The Basic Course trains Cadets on military appearance and bearing, physical fitness, group dynamics, and basic military tactics and techniques. MSL 1s (freshmen) learn the fundamentals of military life such as rank, customs and courtesies, and saluting, while MSL 2s (sophomores) study leadership theories, interpersonal communication, and time management in preparation for the Advanced Course. There is no military service obligation for enrolling in the Basic Course, unless a student signs a contract.

7 Advanced Course (Juniors-Seniors) The second two years of the Army ROTC program are called the Advanced Course. The Advanced Course continues to train Cadets on physical fitness and group dynamics, while adding leadership development, military history, and advanced military tactics and techniques to the curriculum. In particular, MSL 3s (juniors) gain practical leadership experience as they rotate through different military positions, planning and executing operations for the Tiger Battalion. MSL 4s (seniors) prepare for their commissioning into Officers by focusing on Army-specific leadership tasks such as writing evaluation reports and conducting training meetings. A student must sign a contract in order to enroll in the Advanced Course.

8 Summer Training Opportunities Airborne School – Parachuting Air Assault School – Rappelling and sling load operations from helicopters Mountain Warfare School – Emphasis on conducting operations/surviving in a heavily mountainous regions Northern Warfare School- Training and survival in cold weather climates Cultural immersion programs – 2-4 week studies abroad world-wide Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC) counts as CO-OP credit for every student regardless of academic major

9 Enrolled Cadet An Enrolled Cadet is a student who attends/participates in a military science course for academic and commissioning credit Can participate in Basic Course only No Incentive payment No military obligation

10 Contracted Cadets (scholarship and non-scholarship) Scholarship: Active Duty (4, 3, 2 yr), Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (Army Reserve/National Guard 2yr), Dedicated Nat’l Guard (3yr), Nurse, Green to Gold Receive monthly stipend ($300/$350/$450/$500) Receive book allowance $1200 per year Receive tuition and fees paid to college/university. Can be used for room & board dependent upon school. Service Obligation 8 years; 4 yrs Active Duty, 4 yrs Reserve Non-Scholarship: Receive monthly stipend ($300/$350/$450/$500) Service Obligation 6 years; 3 yrs Active Duty, 3 yrs Reserve

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12 WELCOME

13 AFROTC Program Air Force ROTC Mission Air Force ROTC Mission Produce leaders for the Air Force Produce leaders for the Air Force Build better citizens for America Build better citizens for America Student Benefits & Compensation Student Benefits & Compensation Leadership education and training Leadership education and training Scholarship opportunities Scholarship opportunities $ / month tax-free stipend! (Contracted Cadets) $ / month tax-free stipend! (Contracted Cadets) $900 / year for books $900 / year for books Payoff – US Air Force Officer Payoff – US Air Force Officer Guaranteed job after college Guaranteed job after college

14 AFROTC Program Sophomore Evolution of Aerospace Power LLAB PT Field Training 4 – week Or 5 – week Junior Leadership Studies LLAB PT Foundation of Officership and the AF LLAB PT Senior National Security Affairs Preparation for Active Duty LLAB PT General Military Course Professional Officers Course Freshman Additional professional development opportunities during the summer

15 Commitment to the Air Force There is initial commitment to join ROTC There is NO initial commitment to join ROTC Commitment upon scholarship receipt or start of Jr year Commitment upon scholarship receipt or start of Jr year Eligibility Eligibility Full-time student (At least two full years remaining) Full-time student (At least two full years remaining) Minimum GPA of 2.0 (2.5 if on scholarship) Minimum GPA of 2.0 (2.5 if on scholarship) U.S. Citizen (by Jr year) U.S. Citizen (by Jr year) Pass AF Fitness Test Pass AF Fitness Test Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Pass DoD Physical Examination Pass DoD Physical Examination Of good moral character Of good moral character

16 In-College Scholarship Opportunities Phase I - Only students enrolled in AFROTC Phase I - Only students enrolled in AFROTC Based on Leadership Ability, Grades, Fitness Based on Leadership Ability, Grades, Fitness Scholarship up to $18,000 per year for Tuition Scholarship up to $18,000 per year for Tuition Phase II - Open to all students in any Major Phase II - Open to all students in any Major Students not in AFROTC must interview with CC Students not in AFROTC must interview with CC Scholarship up to $9,000 per year for Tuition Scholarship up to $9,000 per year for Tuition Express - Open to all students in critical need majors Express - Open to all students in critical need majors Computer, Electrical, & Environmental Engineering; Nursing; select Foreign Languages Computer, Electrical, & Environmental Engineering; Nursing; select Foreign Languages Fully Qualified Basis Fully Qualified Basis Full Tuition Scholarship – no cap Full Tuition Scholarship – no cap

17 Cadet success is priority # 1 Students first; Cadet second Students first; Cadet second No Degree = No Commission No Degree = No Commission < 2.0/2.5 GPA = Loss of scholarship/disenrollment < 2.0/2.5 GPA = Loss of scholarship/disenrollment Quarterly counseling sessions Quarterly counseling sessions Communication is essential between AFROTC, College Advisors/Departments, and Cadets Communication is essential between AFROTC, College Advisors/Departments, and Cadets Early Alert System Early Alert System Cadets directed toward RIT tutoring, etc. Cadets directed toward RIT tutoring, etc. Other cadets also a valuable study asset Other cadets also a valuable study asset

18 Lt Col Mark Avery Commander AFROTC Detachment 538 Rochester Institute of Technology

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20 NROTC 17 NOV 09 University of Rochester Cross-town Agreements: Rochester Institute of Technology SUNY Brockport Saint John Fisher

21 NROTC 17 NOV 09 Currently approximately 70 students in unit: »1/3 are students at RIT »1/4 are Marine Option »1/7 are female »3 Enlisted to Officer program

22 NROTC 17 NOV 09 NOTIONAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE MON/WED – Drill Team Practice (0600) Naval Science ( ) TUE/THUR – Unit Physical Training (PT) ( ) FRI – Marine Option PT/Navy Remedial ( ) *WED – Naval Science Lab ( )

23 NROTC 17 NOV 09 Program Requirements: Earn Degree (65% Tech majors; Navy- Calculus and Physics Requirement) Physically fit Professional Development –Naval Science –Lead the Midshipman Battalion –Summer Training (4-6 weeks each summer) Enjoy the full college experience


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