Air Force Courses - Ohio State University
Army Courses - Capital University
Qualified Otterbein students interested in obtaining an officer’s commission in the United States Air Force or Army may enroll in Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) classes through cooperative agreements with nearby Ohio State University and Capital University. Air Force classes are held at Ohio State and Army classes are held at Capital. Students arrange their own transportation. ROTC offers full tuition scholarships to qualified students. Otterbein will give a standard room and board stipend to full tuition scholarship recipients who choose live in University housing on the Otterbein campus (arranged through the Financial Aid Office). Providing you are enrolled at Otterbein for at least 12 hours per semester (full-time enrollment), ROTC coursework will be recorded on your permanent Otterbein academic transcript as courses are completed and grades submitted by ROTC faculty. This is made possible through a special cross registration program involving twelve Central Ohio colleges and universities. Prior to the start of each semester, a cross registration form must be obtained from the Otterbein Registrar and taken to the Registrar at Ohio State or at Capital. Coursework for part-time ROTC participants is not transcripted. To explore enrolling in ROTC, make an appointment to see a recruiting officer.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 645
The Ohio State University
Converse Hall, 2121 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Click here to view the Ohio State Air Force ROTC website.
Department of Military Science and Leadership
Capital University Army ROTC
1 College Avenue
Bexley, Ohio 43209
Click here to view the Capital Army ROTC website.
Aerospace Studies (Air Force) Courses at Ohio State University
AIRSCI 1001 - The Foundation of the United States Air Force I 1hr (transfers as AIRS 1010)
Introduction to the United States Air Force and ROTC. Officership and military customs and courtesies are discussed. Foundations of Air Force communication are covered.
AIRSCI 1002 - The Foundation of the United States Air Force II 1hr (transfers as AIRS 1020)
Looks at the origin and organization of the Air Force. Selected topics contributing to an understanding of the Air Force are covered.
AIRSCI 2001 - Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power I 1hr (transfers as AIRS 2010)
Examines air and space power from an historical perspective. Covers early flight and World War I to the Korean War and ICBMS.
AIRSCI 2002 - Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power II 1hr (transfers as AIRS 2020)
Examines air and space power from an historical perspective. Covers period from the Vietnam War to the Gulf War plus a look at the Air Force of the future.
AIRSCI 3001 - Air Force Leadership Studies I 3hrs (transfers as AIRS 3010)
Study of leadership,professional knowledge and communication skills required for an Air Force officer. The role of a leader as supervisor and counselor is discussed.
Prereq: 1001, 1002, 2001, and 2002, and permission of instructor.
AIRSCI 3002 - Air Force Leadership Studies II 3hrs (transfers as AIRS 3020)
Study of quality management fundamentals and communication skills for the Air Force officer. The Air Force personnel evaluation system and military ethics are discussed.
Prereq: 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, and 3001, and permission of instructor.
AIRSCI 4001 - National Security Affairs 3hrs (transfers as AIRS 4010)
Course examines the political, economic and social constraints upon national security and defense structure. The role of the military including joint operations is discussed. Regional defense issues studies.
Prereq: 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, 3001, and 3002, and permission of instructor.
AIRSCI 4002 - Preparation for Active Duty 3hrs (transfers as AIRS 4020)
The role of the military and regional defense are studied. Current air force issues and other topics relevant to preparing an air force officer for active duty are covered.
Prereq: 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, 3001, 3002, and 4001, and permission of instructor.
Military Science (Army) Courses at Capital University
MS 111 - Leadership and Personal Development 2hrs (transfers as MILS 1110)
Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
MS 112 - Introduction to Tactical Leadership 2hrs (transfers as MILS 1120)
Overviews leadership fundamental such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, 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. Continued emphasis is placed on recruitment and retention of students. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the students through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of the MS 112 experience.
MS 211 - Innovative Team Leadership 3hrs (transfers as MILS 2110)
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment (COE).
MS 212 - Foundations of Tactical Leadership 3hrs (transfers as MILS 2120)
Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). The course highlights dimension of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. This course provides a smooth transition into MS 311. Students develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.
MS 311 - Adaptive Tactical Leadership 3hrs (transfers as MILS 3110)
Challenges students to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Students receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, students continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is developing students’ tactical leadership abilities to enable them to succeed at ROTC’s summer Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Prerequisite(s): MS 111; MS 112; MS 211; MS 212.
MS 312 - Leadership in Changing Environments 3hrs (transfers as MILS 3120)
Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build student awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Students review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. The focus is on exploring, evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members in the contemporary operating environment (COE). MS 312 students are evaluated on what they know and do as leaders as they prepare to attend the ROTC summer Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Prerequisite(s): MS 311
MS 313 - Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) 3hrs (transfers as MILS 3130)
Warrior Forge: A five-week summer training course held at Fort Lewis, Washington. The course is designed to develop leadership in a demanding environment and to evaluate the student146s officer potential. Cadets are ranked upon the completion of this training. Topics include confidence training, weapons familiarization, land navigation, and small unit tactics.
MS 411 - Developing Adaptive Leaders 3hrs (transfers as MILS 4110)
Develops student proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Students assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC students. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare students to make the transition to Army officers. MSL IV students analyze, evaluate, and instruct students at lower levels. Both their classroom and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare MS 411 students for their first unit of assignment. They identify responsibilities of key staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train, and develop subordinates. Prerequisite(s): MS 311; MS 312; MS 313.
MS 412 - Leadership in Complex World 3hrs (transfers as MILS 4120)
Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Students examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing students for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and “What Now, Lieutenant?” exercises to prepare students to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army. Prerequisite(s): MS 411