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University of South South Dakota ROTC

The University of South Dakota Army ROTC provides Cadets with the character-building aspects of a Leadership.
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University of South Dakota ROTC

MSI (Freshmen)
MSII (Sophomore)
Critical Thinking
Goal Setting
Time Management
Stress Management
Comprehensive Leadership
Big Picture of Army ROTC
Team Development
Leadership Theory
Effective Communication
Army Briefings
Troop Leading Procedures
Warrior Tasks
Cultural Immersion Program
Airborne/Air Assault Schools
MSIII (Junior)
Cultural Immersion Program (CULP)
MSIV (Senior)
Cadets participate in a three-week summer exchange program in a various foreign countries. The cadets travel as part of a study group, with other cadets from around the nation. The cadets learn some basic language, complete a service project in the host country, travel and tour much of the host country.

The Prairie Fire Battalion
Effective Leadership
Military Operations
Personal Development
Training Units and Leaders
Joint Operations
Commander and Staff Officers
Leadership, Development and Assessment Course (LDAC)
Cultural Immersion Program
Full Spectrum Operations
Military Law
Principals of War
Rules of Engagement
Interaction with Non Government Org.
Host Nation Support
Battalion Staff Responsibilities
Commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, National Guard or Reserve
For More Information:

An individual who possesses a commitment to positive core values.











Students who seek opportunities to grow and develop in activities outside the classroom.
Leaders
Athletes
Scholars
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshmen and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate you will be commissioned as an Officer in the Army. At that point you will have a wide range of interest areas you can specialize in called branches.
Classroom topics are practiced during leadership labs.
Military Science courses are Social Science electives.


Cadets not only earn their Degree, but also receive some of the best Leadership Training in the Nation.
What type of student does Army ROTC look for?
A strong scholar has a sharp focus that delimits the area of inquiry in which s/he works. He works to develop a complex, depth and sophisticated understanding of any of the topics of study.

A student possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise.
What is ROTC?
Students who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Are physically fit.
Have no disqualifying medical issues.
Are 28 years old or younger.
Have no moral or legal violations in their records

ROTC Basic Course Options:
In order to contract and participate in the ROTC Advanced Course the student must complete the ROTC Basic Course prior to their Junior year. There are three options that qualify as the Basic Course.
The Ideal Army ROTC Candidate:
This consists of Military Science 100 and 200 level courses

Students without any military experience must complete these courses if they commit to ROTC

Many students take these Social Science electives, but choose not to contract into ROTC

Basic Course Option 1
Basic Course Option 2
Students who wish to commit to ROTC, but do not have enough time left in their degree plan to complete the 4 semesters of MSL 100 and 200 level courses can take a 33 day summer training program called Leader's Training Course in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Typically this course is completed between the students Sophomore and Junior Year.
Basic Course Option 3
Students with prior military training may be given credit for all or part of the Basic Course

Basic Training in the Army or other services may be counted by the Professor of Military Science as credit for the MSL 100 & 200 series

ROTC Progression Plan
Whether you contract as a freshmen or are prior service and wait to contract until your junior year, every cadet will participate in challenging and exciting classroom studies and field exercises.
3rd Year
4th Year
2nd Year
1st Year
A 31-day course designed to assess the Cadet against their peers across the nation.

Cadets complete training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

The Cadets conduct military training that is not easily replicated on campus.

MSL 300 level cadets are the first-line leaders. They apply their leadership training on a daily basis as Team Leaders, Squad Leaders, Platoon Sergeants, and Platoon Leaders.

MSL 300 level cadets are given regular, developmental feedback on their leadership skills, abilities, and actions

After the Cadets junior year they must be prepared to complete the Leadership, Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which acts as their final exam, prior to graduation.

ROTC Advanced Course
ROTC Benefits, Scholarships and Opportunities
Not only does the Reserve Officer Training Corp provide excellent Leadership Training,
it also provides Cadets many benefits and opportunities outside of the classroom both at home and abroad.
Every contracted Cadet will receive a subsistence allowance.
This monthly payment is provided each month of the school year.
Some cadets compete for full-tuition ROTC scholarships.
Other cadets combine education benefits from prior military service or current service in the National Guard or Army Reserve.

Monetary Benefits:

Airborne School
Air Assault School
Mountain Warfare School
Northern Warfare School
Job shadow and internships
throughout the Nation.

Community Service
USD ROTC cadets give back to the campus and the community with projects like USD Letters Clean Up, Ribs, Rods and Rock & Roll set-up & tear-down and Halloween 5K Fun Run.

Camaraderie


Service Obligations
Following graduation and commissioning as a Second Lieutenant, the new officer has an eight-year commitment to either the Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard.
Some officers will compete and be selected for active duty in the Army if they choose this route.

Students may compete for ROTC scholarships, the scholarship pays the cost of tuition & fees for all required courses. The prospective Cadet or student may also choose to use the scholarship to pay the room & board costs. All scholarship cadets receive $600 per semester in addition to offset the cost of books.

Army ROTC Scholarships:

Many students will join ROTC after enlisting in the Army National Guard.
Others will join ROTC and then simultaneously join the Army National Guard.
The cadets job-shadow an officer at their National Guard training assembly's.
The Cadets receive education benefits from the National Guard and the ROTC stipend.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) and the Army National Guard.
Leadership, Development and Assessment Course
In addition to monetary incentives, there are many great opportunities for Cadets to travel the world and participate in challenging military schools throughout the nation.
Special Military Training
In addition USD ROTC provides Color Guard for Veterans Organizations and Special events in and around campus.
Life Outside of ROTC
Meet life long friends while participating in ROTC, we are more like a family then an organization.
@USDROTC
www.facebook.com/USDROTC
www.usd.edu/rotc
Email: rotc@usd.edu

Department of Military Science (ROTC)
Burr House
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark ST
Vermillion, SD 57069
Work Phone: 605-677-5284

GO YOTES!
The active duty commitment is broken into 4 years of full-time Army service for scholarship recipients and then the remaining four years as a Reservist.
Active duty officers can also choose to stay full-time for all eight years and beyond based upon the needs of the Army.
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