ROTC (RESERVE OFFICERS’ TRAINING PROGRAM)
Dr. Timothy Campbell, Academic Dean
Asbury University is affiliated with the Army and Air Force ROTC Programs through the University of Kentucky. Substantial scholarships are available to qualified students admitted to these programs.
1. Students interested in Air Force ROTC should contact AFROTC Detachment 290, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0028 (Phone: 859-257-7115) for details.
2. Students interested in Army ROTC should contact ROTC, 101 Barker Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (Phone: 859-257-2696) for details.
3. Students admitted to these programs may cross-register for courses through the University of Kentucky.
Contact the Registrar’s Office for information.
ROTC courses applied to the bachelor’s degree.
A maximum of 26 semester credit hours earned in AMS and AFS courses will be accepted towards the 124 minimum number of hours needed for graduation with a baccalaureate degree. AMS 350 (1 credit hour) should only be taken for a maximum of 4 credit hours. ROTC students who persist through the completion of AFS 311 and AMS 301 will satisfy PED100, while (1) KHP 107 will count for PE 111 in the foundational requirements. A maximum of four credit hours of KHP 107 will count with PE credits toward the degree requirements.
AEROSPACE STUDIES (AFS)
The Department of Aerospace Studies provides a campus education program through which qualified students can simultaneously earn an Air Force commission and a college degree. Faculty members are experienced, active duty Air Force officers with advanced degrees.
Admission to the Program Non-scholarship freshmen and sophomores may register for Air Force Studies (AFS) courses without incurring a military commitment. Students with a minimum of four semesters of school remaining in a graduate or undergraduate status may qualify for Air Force ROTC. For more information, call (859) 257-7115.
Requirements An academic major in aerospace studies is not offered. However, by successfully completing the Air Force ROTC program, a qualified student may concurrently earn a commission as an active duty Air Force Second Lieutenant while completing requirements for a degree. Students may enroll in some Aerospace Studies courses without joining the Air Force ROTC cadet corps. For more information, call (859) 257-7115.
AFROTC Curriculum The AFROTC curriculum consists of both academic classes and leadership laboratory or seminar classes. The General Military Course (GMC) is a two-year course normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years. The Professional Officer Course (POC) is a two-year course normally taken during the junior and senior years. Along with academic classes each semester, all cadets also take leadership laboratory classes. In the GMC, there are four academic classes (AFS 111, AFS 113, AFS 211, and AFS 213). These cover two main themes – the development of air power and the contemporary Air Force in the context of the U.S. military organization. The GMC academic classes are open to any student. In the POC, there are four academic classes (AFS 311, AFS 313, AFS 411, and AFS 413). These cover Air Force management and leadership and national security studies. Entry into the POC is competitive and is based on Air Force Officer Qualifying Test scores, grade-point average, and evaluation by the AFROTC Detachment Commander. Only physically qualified students in good academic standing may compete for entry into the POC. Students enrolled as cadets are involved once a week in a one-credit-hour course in the cadet corps training program designed to simulate a typical Air Force organization and its associated functions. During the GMC, the courses are called leadership seminars and include AFS 112, AFS 114, AFS 212, and AFS 214. The POC leadership laboratory classes are AFS 312, AFS 314, AFS 412, and AFS 414. The leadership laboratories are largely cadet-planned and conducted under the concept that they provide leadership training experiences that will improve the cadets’ capabilities as Air Force officers. This also involves two hours of physical training each week. Leadership laboratory is open to students who are members of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps or are eligible to pursue a commission as determined by the Air Force ROTC Detachment Commander.
Field Training Field training is offered at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Students receive officer training and leadership development with other students. Simultaneously, the Air Force has an opportunity to evaluate each student as a potential member of its officer corps. Field training courses include cadet orientation, survival training, officer training, aircraft and aircrew orientation, physical training, organizational and functional aspects of an Air Force base, career orientation, small arms familiarization, first aid, and other supplemental training. Students are paid for their time at field training.
Scholarships Students interested in AFROTC scholarships should call (859) 257-7115.
AMERICAN MILITARY STUDIES (AMS)
MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP (Army Officer Commissioning ROTC) The Army Reserve Officers’ Training program at Asbury University in partnership with the University of Kentucky is open to both men and women and follows a general military science curriculum that is normally completed in four years but which may be completed in two years. An academic major in military science is not offered. The program’s primary objective is to commission the future leadership of the line branches of the Active Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve.
Scholarships Students interested in Army ROTC scholarships should contact the Army ROTC Admissions Officer at (859) 257-6865; or visit 101 Barker Hall on UK campus.
Academic Program Successful completion of 20 credit hours of military science courses while simultaneously completing undergraduate or graduate degree requirements qualifies a student to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Required program courses are: AMS 101, AMS 102, AMS 211, AMS 212, AMS 301, AMS 302, AMS 341, AMS 342, an approved military history course, a computer science course, and continuous enrollment (or participation) in KHP 107 and AMS 250 or 350 once contracted in the ROTC program. Also, cadets attend a five-week Leadership Development Assessment Course, usually in the summer between the junior and senior years. An alternative two-year program is available for students with at least two academic years remaining until graduation and who have not completed the AMS 100- and AMS 200-level courses. This program is particularly suited to community college students transferring to the University, or students who did not participate in the Basic Program during their freshman and sophomore years. Students should contact the Professor of Military Science about the five week summer Leadership Training Course conducted each summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Successful completion of the camp enables students to take AMS 300-level courses and complete the precommission program in two years. In certain cases, veterans or students who have completed Army basic training are also eligible to complete the program in two years.
The Basic Course: (100 and 200 levels) are orientational and deal with the Army’s role in the U.S. government. American military history, small unit organizations/operations, military geography/ map reading and some adventure training are also addressed. No military obligation is incurred by completion of the courses.
The Advanced Course: (300 level) focus on leadership, management, and command/staff responsibilities within military organizations. All upper division Army ROTC students receive $450+ per month tax-free subsistence pay during the academic year. During the summer, students receive about $700 while attending Camp. Leadership Lab periods, held weekly during the academic year, and on one Saturday per semester, focus on adventure-type training (e.g., orienteering, rappelling, survival training, and basic marksmanship). These activities are offered, subject to availability of equipment and facilities, to provide an opportunity to develop leadership, organizational abilities, and confidence. Professional development and enrichment opportunities are also available through ROTC sponsored university organizations – the Pershing Rifles and Kentucky Rangers. Army ROTC incorporates the dimension of leadership into the academic curriculum and provides training and experience that can be valuable in any profession. For more information, contact the Professor of Military Science, ATTN: Admissions Officer, U.S. Army ROTC, 101 Barker Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0028; or call (859) 257-6864. Visit the Web site at: www.uky.edu/armyrotc/.
See the UNIVERSITY COURSE CATALOG for course descriptions