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Cadet Leaders Course (CLC)

CLC puts each Cadet through 28 days of intense individual, squad and platoon-level training to assess leadership potential. Cadets are measured under a variety of leadership criteria such as: physical stamina, technical competence, delegation, decisiveness, and problem analysis. Instruction and evaluation at CLC is progressive, building on individual skills like the Army Physical Fitness Test, basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, and Individual Tactical Training.

CLC also allows Cadets to meet other students from across the country and work with them as a team. This is one of their greatest challenges at CLC and also one of its best facets. By consolidating CLC into one nationwide event in 1997, Cadet Command has been able to ensure standardized training and evaluation for all ROTC Cadets.

CLC training committees employ active-duty Soldiers, Army Reserve, and National Guard units from across the country to instruct Cadets in such skills as automatic weapons operation, calling for fire using field artillery assets, and small unit tactics.

Cadets face squad and platoon level situational training exercises which involve carefully evaluated missions, such as conducting an ambush, reacting to sniper fire, or performing a reconnaissance patrol.

Throughout CLC, leadership positions are constantly rotated as each Cadet is monitored closely by committee members. Cadet Command staff, who conduct most of the training and evaluations, are Officers and senior NCOs who teach military science subjects on college campuses, nationwide. Once the Cadets finish CLC, many may choose to attend Airborne or Air Assault School or go to a Cadet Troop Leadership Training assignments to gain additional experience.

Curriculum

Any enrolled college student can participate in the first two years of Army ROTC leadership courses without committing to join the Army. This is a unique opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the program before deciding if this is a career path for you.

MSL 1010 - Introduction to the Army (3 Credit Hours)
Introduces the Army and the Profession of Arms. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army. The overall focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining a big picture understanding of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Cadets also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader. Leadership lab required.

MSL1020 - Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
Introduces the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, and communication. Cadets learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leader’s to develop the essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Cadets will begin learning the basics of squad level tactics that will be reinforced during a weekly lab.

MSL2010 - Leadership and Decision Making (3 Credit Hours)
This course adds depth to the understanding of the Adaptability Army Learning Area. The outcomes are demonstrated through Critical and Creative Thinking and the ability to apply Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) to apply Innovative Solutions to Problems. The Army Profession is also stressed through leadership forums and a leadership self-assessment. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during weekly lab.

MSL2020 - Army Doctrine and Team Development (3 Credit Hours)
Focuses on Army doctrine and team development. The course begins the journey to understand and demonstrate competencies as they relate to Army doctrine. Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos and their relationship to the Law of Land Warfare and philosophy of military service are also stressed. The ability to lead and follow is also covered through Team Building exercises at squad level. Students are then required to apply their knowledge outside the classroom in a hands-on performance-oriented environment during a weekly lab.

Advanced Courses

As juniors and seniors you will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning, and decision making.

MSL 3010 - Training Management and the Warfighting Functions (3 Credit Hours)
Focuses on training management and the warfighting functions. It is an academically challenging course were you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Training Management and how the Army operates through the Warfighting functions. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, preparing, and executing training for a squad conducting small unit tactics. Includes a lab per week using peer facilitation.

MSL 3020 - Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3 Credit Hours)
Focuses on applied leadership in small unit operations. It is an academically challenging course where you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of direct level leadership and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a platoon in the execution of a mission. Includes a weekly lab using peer facilitation.

MSL 3850 – Advance Camp (3 Credit Hours)
This is a defining Leader Development experience driven by mission type orders for cadets who have made the commitment to serve as officers in the U.S. Army after graduation. The challenging conditions force Cadets to think critically and lead under a stressful operational environment representative of what platoon leaders of 2025 will encounter. This course only occurs in the summer and is a commissioning requirement. Prerequisite: Permission of department.

MSL 4010 - The Army Officer (3 Credit Hours)
Focuses on development of the Army Officer. It is an academically challenging course were you will develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, resource, and assess training at the small unit level. You will also learn about Army programs that support counseling subordinates and evaluating performance, values and ethics, career planning, and legal responsibilities. At the conclusion of this course, you will be familiar with how to plan, prepare, execute, and continuously assess the conduct of training at the company or field grade officer level. Includes a lab per week.

MSL 4020 - Company Grade Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
An academically challenging course were you will develop knowledge, skills, and abilities required of junior officers pertaining to the Army in Unified Land Operations and Company Grade Officer roles and responsibilities. Successful completion of this course will assist in preparing you for your BOLC B course and is a mandatory requirement for commissioning. Includes a lab per week.

MSL 4800 - US Military History (3 Credit Hours)
This course provides you with a historical perspective to decisions made by American military leaders. In this course, you will cover major military engagements from the colonial period through the current operating environment.  

MSL 4990 - Independent Studies in US Military History (3 Credit Hours)
During this course students will examine the origin and development of the profession of arms as it applies to U.S. Army officers. Using ROTC Blackboard students will conduct battle animations and read course materials to gain a base of knowledge of U.S. Military History from the Colonial Period to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and its leaders and how it is continuously evolving to meet the needs of current political situations.

Leadership Lab

All Cadets participate in weekly Leadership Lab as part of their 3 credit hour class. Leadership Lab provides the opportunity for “hands-on” training and skill development. All leadership labs are led by upper-class Cadets as part of their leadership development experience. Leadership labs are usually held on Thursday between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Physical Fitness Training MSL 1030, MSL 1040, MSL 2030, MSL 2040, MSL 3030, MSL 3040, MSL 4030, MSL 4040 (1 Credit Hour)
Physical fitness training sessions are conducted from 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Physical training is conducted in small groups under the supervision of a group leader and are mandatory three times per week for contracted Cadets.

At the conclusion of the Military Science and Leadership Program you will be prepared to commission as an Army Officer with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, resource, and assess training at the small unit level. You will also learn about Army programs that support counseling subordinates and evaluating performance, values and ethics, career planning, and legal responsibilities. You will be familiar with how to plan, prepare, execute, and continuously assess missions and the conduct of training at the company or field grade officer level.

minor in military science and leadership

Cadets who complete 27 credit hours of core military science and leadership requirements may apply for the minor.

Cadet Initial Entry Training

What is Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)?
CIET is an intensive 4-week training experience for college students who want to become Army Officers. You’ll learn about tactics, map reading, first aid, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, and a variety of other military skills. CIET will enhance your leadership, communication, and problem solving skills. Students who complete CIET will be eligible to enroll in the Army ROTC Advanced Course at the University of Toledo in the fall semester.

What are the qualifications for Cadet Initial Entry Training?
The requirements for CIET include: U.S. citizenship, age between 17- 27, medical and physical fitness, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and 2 full years of college remaining next fall. You must also demonstrate the potential and desire to become an Army Officer. Students who have prior military service or who have completed the first 2 years of Army ROTC will normally not attend.

Who Attends Cadet Initial Entry Training?
College students, like yourself and students from other universities nationwide. Typically students who will be entering their junior year in the fall attend CIET. All academic majors are eligible to attend CIET while preparing for the Army ROTC Advanced Course next fall.

Where and when Cadet Initial Entry Training Conducted?
CIET takes place at Fort Knox, Kentucky (south of Louisville). There are usually seven iterations each summer, each lasting 4-weeks, beginning in June. You can choose the course date which is best for you.

What does it cost me to attend Cadet Initial Entry Training?
Virtually nothing. Army ROTC will provide lodging, meals, uniforms, equipment, and travel. It is recommended that students bring $50-$75 for incidental expenses.

Do I get paid for attending Cadet Initial Entry Training?
Yes, for the 4-weeks at CIET, you will receive about $1000, before taxes. You will actually be paid to learn!

Are there scholarship opportunities?
Yes, qualified students who complete CIET will be considered for a 2-year Army ROTC scholarship. These scholarships pay 100% tuition, a generous book allowance, and a monthly stipend. You are also eligible to join the Army Reserve or National Guard with no requirement to complete Basic Training. You can collect additional financial benefits from these organizations.

How do I prepare for Cadet Initial Entry Training?
If you decide to attend CIET, you’ll need to begin preparing soon. Our staff will assist you with everything including administrative paperwork, a medical exam, travel reservations, and working with an Army ROTC instructor to ensure that you are properly oriented before leaving for CIET.

When do I have to decide if I want to go to Cadet Initial Entry Training?
The earlier you decide, the better your chances are of getting the program cycle of your choice, so that CIET will fit neatly into your plans for the summer. If you need to take classes, work, or even an extended vacation, CIET can fit into your summer plans.

Can I attend Cadet Initial Entry Training as a Graduate Level Student?
Yes, you can attend CIET with a Graduate or Undergraduate Degree program. In fact, there are many other Graduate Level students that attend CIET each summer.

How can I find out more about Cadet Initial Entry Training?
You can call Army ROTC at (419) 530-4696 or e-mail us at arotc@utoledo.edu

The Army Nurse Program

nurse_plaqueIf Nursing is your professional goal, there’s no better place to begin than with Army ROTC at The University of Toledo. Army ROTC offers you a unique opportunity to gain practical experience and leadership training while receiving financial assistance for college. Most Nursing majors receive Army ROTC scholarships.

Nursing Major Cadets
As an Army ROTC Nurse Cadet, you’ll be able to combine college electives in Military Science and invaluable Nurse summer training experience with your regular Nursing program. You will develop your professional skills while you learn some meaningful things about yourself and what you can accomplish.

What Happens When I Graduate?
Upon completion of the program (and provided all requirements are met), you’ll receive a commission as an officer in the Army Nurse Corps. You’ll be ready to take on the challenges of your profession in one of the military medical treatment facilities in the United States, Germany, or Korea. You will find that your Army ROTC experience has taken you a long way toward realizing your professional goals.

The Duty of a Officer in the Nurse Corp
You have chosen a demanding profession. Medical emergencies require a cool head and clear thinking. Making the most of your skills, building confidence, and helping you realize your leadership and management potential are just some of the advantages you’ll take from your Army ROTC experience.

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Last Updated: 6/30/19