Mail Code: IS 214
Phone: 408-924-2960 / Fax: 408-924-2962
Web Site: http://www.sjsu.edu/afrotc/
Office: Army ROTC, Mario C. Morales - Stanford University - Sweet Hall 1st Floor, 590 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3085
Phone: 650-497-5007 or 408-314-8797
Web Site: http://www.scu.edu/rotc
Office: Naval ROTC, 152 Hearst Gymnasium, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3640
Web Site: http://navyrotc.berkeley.edu
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Cross-Enrollment Agreements for ROTC
Stanford has cross-enrollment agreements for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) with the Navy and Marine Corps ROTC program at the University of California at Berkeley, the Army ROTC program at Santa Clara University, and the Air Force ROTC program at San Jose State University. These agreements allow Stanford students to engage in military training while working on their degrees from Stanford. Courses taken in ROTC programs are offered by and through UC Berkeley, Santa Clara, and San Jose State. Most courses count for academic or activity credit and count toward the 12-unit requirement for full-time registration status and satisfactory academic progress requirements for Stanford undergraduates.
Normally, students who participate in ROTC training complete a four-year course of instruction at the respective institution that consists of two years of basic courses during the freshmen and sophomore years, and an advanced course of instruction during the junior and senior years. Students who accept ROTC scholarships are generally subject to a service obligation, depending on the regulations of the particular service.
Stanford students who are enrolled in ROTC programs under the cross-enrollment agreements are eligible to compete for various scholarships that provide up to full tuition and a monthly stipend. Students normally compete for national scholarships as high school seniors, although current Stanford students may be eligible to enroll in ROTC on a non-scholarship basis. Non-scholarship ROTC students are eligible to compete for scholarships, and individual services may offer additional scholarship programs to current qualifying undergraduate and graduate students. Interested students should contact the appropriate military branch at the host institution to obtain information on these programs and to initiate application procedures.
Students who satisfactorily complete an ROTC program and are awarded a Stanford degree qualify for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marines, or a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
For additional questions concerning the ROTC programs, Stanford students should consult with one of the host units.
All three service programs have a mandatory lab course each quarter which carries 1 unit of activity credit for satisfactory completion of work. Although there is no limitation on the number of activity classes in which a student may enroll, no more than 8 units of these activity classes (and/or other university activity classes) may be applied toward undergraduate graduation requirements (see the Undergraduate Degrees section of this bulletin).
Upper level ROTC academic courses carry two units of credit for satisfactory completion of work and are graded on a credit/no credit basis. No more than 36 units without a letter grade may be applied toward undergraduate graduation requirements (see the Undergraduate Degrees section of this bulletin).
Air Force ROTC
Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Colonel Michael E. Pecher
Air Force ROTC courses are offered at San Jose State University. See also the SJSU website.
Courses in the freshman year focus on the foundation of the United States Air Force and introduce students to the Air Force and AFROTC. Topics include the characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force, the qualities of an officer and professionalism, career opportunities, military customs and courtesies, and communication skills.
Courses in the sophomore year focus on the evolution of the United States air and space power. Students study air and space power through historical analysis and examine the capabilities, function, and doctrinal employment of aerospace forces. The course emphasizes oral and written communication skills.
Courses in the junior year focus on Air Force leadership studies. Topics include leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel system, ethics, and communications. Students apply knowledge and skills required of junior Air Force officers through case studies, practical exercises, and seminar discussion.
Senior year courses cover two subjects, national security affairs and preparation for active duty. Students learn about national security process, international and regional relations, advanced leadership ethics, Air Force doctrine with focus on the military as a profession, military justice, civilian control of the military, and current issues affecting the military. Preparation for active duty focuses on the role of the Air Force officer in contemporary society emphasizing skills to facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life.
The leadership laboratory is required for all students every quarter. Students participate in hands-on exercises to learn drill and ceremony; Air Force customs and courtesies; leadership and followership skills; and they hear from guest speakers on a variety of Air Force topics.
Commanding Officer:Lieutenant Colonel John Tiedeman
Some Army ROTC courses are offered at Santa Clara University and some are offered on Stanford’s campus. See also the Army ROTC web site.
Freshman year courses introduce students to leadership and personal development and provide foundations for leadership.Course topics include personal challenges and competencies for effective leadership, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management related to leadership and officership. Students develop a personal fitness program under the guidance of an Army master fitness trainer. In addition, they learn leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and effective writing skills in the context of practical and interactive exercises.
Army courses taught in the sophomore year look at leadership through a variety of lenses using case study and interactive exercises. Topics include creative and innovative leadership strategies and styles, challenges of leading in contemporary operational environments along with crosscultural challenges, and team leading procedures.
In the junior year, students learn adaptive team leadership and situational leadership.They develop skills including decision making, persuading, and motivating team members when under fire in small-unit tactical operations scenarios.
Courses for seniors provide capstone leadership instruction and experiences in a practical and current event driven context. Students plan, execute, and assess complex operations, function as a member of staff, and provide leadership performance feedback to subordinates. They use case studies, scenarios, and exercises to prepare for their first unit assignment and the transition to commissioned officer in a modern world.
All students are also required to take a military history course focused on leadership. This course may be taken any year. The leadership laboratory is required for all students every quarter. In addition, students complete a four-day weekend field training exercise away from the University in the Autumn and Spring quarters, and a formal military dinner during an evening in the Winter Quarter.
ROTC Air Force Courses
ROTCAF 1. Air Force ROTC Lab. 1 Unit.
Practical leadership exercises including physical fitness training. May be repeated for credit.
ROTCAF 11. The Foundation of the United States Air Force. 1 Unit.
Introduces students to the Air Force and AFROTC with an overview of basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force; additional topics include officership and professionalism, career opportunities, military customs and courtesies, and an introduction to communications skills. May be repeat for credit.
ROTCAF 21. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power. 2 Units.
Examines general aspects of air and space power through historical study and analysis and provides the student with a knowledge level understanding of the capabilities, function and doctrinal employment of aerospace forces; emphasizes development of oral and written communication skills. May be repeat for credit.
ROTCAF 131. Air Force Leadership Studies. 2 Units.
Study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel system, ethics, and communication skills; develops application level knowledge of skills required of junior Air Force officer through case studies, practical exercises, and seminar discussion. May be repeat for credit.
ROTCAF 141. National Security Affairs. 2 Units.
Examines the national security process, international and regional relations, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine with focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military and current issues affecting military professionalism.
ROTCAF 142. PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY. 2 Units.
An examination of the role of the Air Force officer in contemporary society with emphasis on knowledge, comprehension, and application of skills needed to facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life. May be repeated for credit.
ROTC Army Courses
ROTCARMY 1. ARMY ROTC LAB. 1 Unit.
Leadership laboratories, held weekly for three hours, are required of all students. Performance during lab periods is reflected in the student's course grade. Labs include activities such as rappelling, terrain navigation, marksmanship, drill and ceremonies, and tactical field training exercises.
ROTCARMY 11. Leadership and Personal Development. 1 Unit.
Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn how the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership and officership. Students develop their own personal fitness program under the guidance of an Army master fitness trainer.
ROTCARMY 12. Foundations in Leadership I. 1 Unit.
An overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Students begin to explore leadership dimensions and values.
ROTCARMY 13. Foundations in Leadership II. 1 Unit.
An overview of the leadership framework with practical applications in fundamentals such as problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, and using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions of leadership, values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.
ROTCARMY 21. Innovative Leadership. 2 Units.
Explores the dimensions of creative leadership strategies and styles by studying historical cases and engaging in interactive exercises. Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team building within the context of planning, executing and assessing team exercises. Focus will be on the continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of organizational customs and courtesies. Leadership case studies provide tangible context for learning Individual Creeds and Organizational Ethos.
ROTCARMY 22. Leadership in Changing Environments I. 2 Units.
Examines the challenges of leadership in complex contemporary operational environments. Dimensions of the cross-cultural challenges of leadership in a constantly changing world and their application to leadership tasks and situations. Case studies stressing importance of teamwork and tactics in real-world settings.
ROTCARMY 23. Leadership in Changing Environments II. 2 Units.
Examines the decision-making process and plans/orders that enable small units to complete assigned tasks. Planning techniques used to develop orders and briefing plans and decisions.
ROTCARMY 131. Adaptive Team Leadership. 2 Units.
Challenges students to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course. Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self-awareness and critical thinking skills. Students receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership abilities.
ROTCARMY 132. Situational Leadership I. 2 Units.
Study of intense situational leadership challenges to build student awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members when "under fire" are explored, evaluated, and developed.
ROTCARMY 133. Situational Leadership II. 2 Units.
Practical applications of intense situational leadership challenges that will provide awareness and specific feedback on leadership abilities. Student skills are evaluated using practical applications in decision making, persuading, and motivating team members when under fire. Aspects of military operations are reviewed as a means of preparing for the ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC).
ROTCARMY 141. Developing Adaptive Leaders. 2 Units.
Students develop proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations; in functioning as a member of a staff; and in providing leadership performance feedback to subordinates. Students are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and provide coaching to fellow ROTC students. Students are challenged to instruct younger students. Students identify responsibilities of key staff roles and use situational opportunities to develop subordinates.
ROTCARMY 142. Leadership in a Complex World I. 2 Units.
Explores the dynamics of leadership in the complexity of current military operations. Students examine customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support are examined and evaluated.
ROTCARMY 143. Leadership in a Complex World II. 2 Units.
Significant emphasis is placed on preparing students for their first unit of assignment and transition to lieutenant. Case studies, scenarios, and exercises are used to prepare students to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.
ROTCARMY 176. Military History. 2 Units.
A survey of the military and diplomatic aspects of American involvement in conflicts from the Anglo-Indian Wars to the present.
ROTC Navy Courses
ROTCNAVY 1. Naval ROTC Lab. 1 Unit.
Activities consist of drill, athletics, and professional information events. Students gain experience in actual leadership situations and learn the fundamentals of seamanship, military formations, movements, commands, discipline, courtesies, and honors. During information briefings, special emphasis is given to applied leadership as it relates to the administrative and managerial aspects of a Navy or Marine Corps officer's duties.
ROTCNAVY 11. Introduction to Naval Science. 1 Unit.
An introduction to the naval profession and to the concepts of seapower. The mission, organization, and warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps, including an overview of officer and enlisted ranks, rates, and career patterns; naval courtesy and customs, military justice, leadership, and nomenclature are discussed.
ROTCNAVY 12. Sea Power. 2 Units.
Provides an understanding of the role that the United States Navy has played in its nation's history, both in times of peace and in times of war, from 1775 to present day. Covers the early development of sea power and its effect on world events. Examines the continued importance of sea power and the many roles of the United States Navy from war fighting entity to international maritime peacekeeper to foreign policy instrument.
ROTCNAVY 20. Evolution of Warfare. 2 Units.
The purpose of the Evolution of Warfare course is to provide the student with a general introduction to the art and concepts of warfare from the beginning of recorded history to the modern day.
ROTCNAVY 21. Leadership and Management. 2 Units.
Introduces basic management, decision making, and moral leadership. The student will learn to establish meaningful goals, prioritize among competing demands, and plan and forecast in a task-centered organization. The course includes exposure to measures of organizational effectiveness, methods to overcome resistance to change, effective communications, and techniques to aid in counseling, team building, and resolution of disciplinary and personnel matters.
ROTCNAVY 22. Naval Ship Systems - Engineering. 2 Units.
Introduces the principles of the design, construction, and propulsion of ships. Includes the analysis of ship stability and thermodynamic cycles, and provides an introduction to ship main propulsion and auxiliary systems.
ROTCNAVY 131. Navigation. 2 Units.
Introduces the fundamentals of marine navigation emphasizing piloting and electronic navigation procedures. Covers coordinate systems, chart projections, navigational aids, instruments, compass ovservations, time, and study of tides and currents.
ROTCNAVY 132. Naval Operations & Seamanship. 2 Units.
Application of the nautical rules and maneuvering board in order to avoid collisions at sea. Other aspects of naval surface ship operations that are introduced include visual and electronic communications methods, tactical disposition of forces, ship handling theory, and deck seamanship topics.
ROTCNAVY 141. Naval Ship Systems - Weapons. 2 Units.
Examines the principles and theories used in the development of naval weapons systems. Extensive study is made of detection systems, especially radar and sonar, followed by discussions of ancillary systems for computing, stabilizing, tracking, and weapons control and delivery.
ROTCNAVY 142. Leadership and Ethics. 2 Units.
Integrates an intellectual exploration of Western moral traditions and ethical philosophy with a variety of topics, such as military leadership, core values, and professional ethics; the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Navy regulations; and discussions relating to the roles of enlisted members, junior and senior officers, command relationships and the conduct of warfare. The course provides midshipmen with a foundation of moral traditions, combined with a discussion of actual and historical events in the United States Navy and Marine Corps to prepare them for the roles and responsibilities of Naval leadership.
ROTCNAVY 154. Littoral Warfare. 2 Units.
This course analyzes a series of historical case studies in an effort to discern certain patterns and principles that will provide the basis for a professional understanding of amphibious warfare. This is a history-based course.