Bronc Batallion: UTPA Department of Military Science - Army ROTC

Cadet Life


Cadet Life


Make your first new peer group at college: one committed to performing well and enjoying the experience.

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Increases each cadet's leadership experience.

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The ROTC Battalion offers outdoor events and trains leaders during RAPPELLING, CAMPING TRIPS, and MARKSMANSHIP instruction.

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Campus Life

ROTC Cadets have a unique and exciting campus life. Day by day our cadets will implement their learning in real life.

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Military Science Leadership
MSL I Foundations of Officership I Introduction to issues and competencies of the Army officer profession. Emphasis on stereotypes about the military, the role of the Army officer, customs and traditions within the military, and personal and physical development. Open to all freshmen and sophomores. 1 lecture.

MSL II Foundations of Officership II
The role of leadership within a large organization. Emphasis on the definition of leadership, leadership framework, individual and organizational core values, and the moral responsibility of leadership. 1 lecture.

MSL III Basic Leadership
The foundation of basic leadership fundamentals such as problem solving, communications, briefings and effective writing, techniques for improving listening and speaking skills, and an introduction to counseling. 1 lecture.

MSL IV Exercises in Military Leadership (CR/NC)
Hands-on instruction on the proper execution of small-unit military operations. Incorporation of the military decision-making process in the planning, execution and conducting of a wide variety of squad, platoon and company sized missions. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 activity. Prerequisite: Enrollment in any MSL course or consent of department head.

MSL V Orienteering Principles of orienteering, basic map reading and compass skills; course running techniques applied in field orienteering events. Open to all freshmen and sophomores. 1 lecture, 1 activity.

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