KENTUCKY STATE ARMY ROTC PROGRAM
MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP
(Army Officer Commissioning)
The Army Reserve Officers’ Training program at the University of Kentucky is open to both men and women and follows a general military science curriculum that is normally completed in four years but which may be completed in two years. An academic major in military science is not offered. The program’s primary objective is to commission the future leadership of the line branches of the Active Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve.
Students interested in Army ROTC scholarships should contact:
Army ROTC Admissions Officer at (859) 257-6865;
or visit 101 Barker Hall on UK’s campus.
Additionally, students should refer to the Student Financial Aid, Awards, and Benefits section of this Bulletin.
Successful completion of 20 credit hours of military Science courses while simultaneously completing undergraduate or graduate degree requirements qualify a student to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S.Army. Required program courses are:
AMS 101.AMS 102, AMS 211, AMS 212, AMS 301, AMS 302, AMS 341, AMS 342, an approved military history course, a computer science course, and continuous enrollment (or participation) in
KHP 107 once contracted in the ROTC Program. Also, cadets attend a five week Leadership Development Assessment Course usually in the summer between the junior and senior years.
An alternative two-year program is available for Students with at least two academic years remaining until graduation and who have not completed the AMS 100 and AMS 200 Level courses.
This program is particularly suited to community College students transferring to the University, or students who did not participate in the Basic Program during their freshman or sophomore years. Students should contact the Professor of Military Science about the five week summer Leadership Training Course conducted each summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Successful completion of the camp enables students to take
AMS 300 Level courses and complete the pre-commission program in two years.
In certain cases, veterans or students who have completed Army basic training are also eligible to complete the program in two years. Members of the Army National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve may also directly enroll in the Leadership Development Assessment Course and participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
The Basic Course; (100 and 200 level courses) are orientational and deal with the Army’s role in the U.S. government. American military history, small unit organizations/operations, military geography/map reading and some adventure training are also addressed. “NO MILITARY OBLIGATION” is incurred by completion of these courses!
The Advanced Courses: (300 level) focus on leadership, management, and command/staff responsibilities within military organizations.
All upper division Army ROTC students receive $450+ per month tax free subsistence pay during the academic year. During the summer, students receive about $700 while attending camp.
Leadership Lab periods, held weekly during the academic year, and on one Saturday per semester, focus on adventure-type training (e.g., orienteering, rappelling, survival training, and basic marksmanship). These activities are offered, subject to availability of equipment and facilities, to provide an opportunity to develop leadership, organizational abilities, and confidence.
Professional development and enrichment opportunities are also available through ROTC sponsored university organizations-The Pershing Rifles and Kentucky Rangers. Army ROTC incorporates the dimension of leadership into the academic curriculum and provides training and experience that can be valuable in any profession.
For more information, contact the Professor of Military Science,
ATTN: Admissions Officer, U.S. Army ROTC,
101 Barker Hall,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0028;
or call (859) 257-6864.
Visit the web site at: http://armyrotc.com/edu/univky/index.htm