You are in the official 1997-98 General Catalog
for California State University, Fresno.
The Sid Craig School of Business
GARY MASTERS, Chair
North Gym, Room 211
(559) 278-2887, 278-4810
In California, (800) 660-ROTC
Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps Program (ROTC)
Minor in Military Science
Gary L. Masters, Chair
Gene N. Anderson
The Army ROTC Program develops the mental and physical qualifications
of students in preparation for positions of leadership within the military
and civilian communities. Its instruction is challenging, professional,
and enjoyable, and it complements all major areas of study. The course of
study offered in military science is designed not only to prepare the student
for service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and Army
Reserves but also to provide him/her with knowledge and practical experience
in leadership and management that will be useful in any facet of society.
Students who are uncertain about what the Army is all about and what it can offer may enroll in introductory courses for either one or two units. These courses acquaint the student with how the Army fits into society and some of the exciting things officers do. They also show how the Army can fit into a student's long and short range individual goals.
Those students who desire to pursue an opportunity for a military career can enroll in a structured curriculum from 12-21 units over a period of two years (see course listings, next page). One of the significant and exciting aspects of this curriculum is the requirement for a student to attend a six -week summer camp with pay following the first year of the structured curriculum. This camp enhances the student's ability to lead by providing him/her with actual experience in leading other students who represent some 300 colleges and universities in the United States. Additionally, the student's curriculum must include acquired knowledge in written communication skills, understanding of human behavior, military history, computer literacy, and math reasoning.
Upon completion of the ROTC requirement, you are commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Newly assigned officers will serve in one of 18 different career fields such as military police, aviation, signal corps, engineers, and military intelligence. You may serve your obligation on active duty or request a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty contract (GRFD) in which you will serve part-time in the Reserves or National Guard. Choosing a GRFD contract will allow you to pursue a civilian career and still be an officer in the U.S. Army. Whatever you decide, it should be noted that the recruiters for major corporations actively seek out former military officers to fill management positions because of the great personal motivation, discipline, and maturity that are hallmarks of the military officer.
Those students who are simply interested in finding out about our program should enroll in one of our introductory courses (see course listings, next page). Those who are considering pursuing the full ROTC course must meet certain requirements. Information on these requirements can be obtained by telephoning or visiting the Army ROTC office on campus (278-2887/4810) or in California, (800) 660-ROTC.
All students formally enrolled in the ROTC program receive at least $1,500 a year and can earn as much as $10,000 during their college careers. Each student receives $150 (tax free) each month of the school year and about $750 for summer camp. Students may also join a United States Army Reserve or California Army National Guard Unit as an officer trainee and be paid a minimum of $148 per weekend drill. The Army also has made available two-, three-, and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis which pay all tuition, books, and fees in addition to the $150 (tax free) each month.
ROTC offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of challenging and exciting activities that emphasize teamwork and increase a student's self-discipline and personal confidence. Some of these activities include rappelling, orienteering, water survival training, marksmanship, map reading, helicopter insertions, and various individual confidence-building exercises. For those who seek additional training, ROTC offers cadets the opportunity to attend a U.S. Army school such as Airborne, Air Assault, and NoMilitary Science - Degreesrthern Warfare.
The faculty of the Department of Military Science are highly qualified
and experienced professional army officers, who are selected for their instructor
qualifications and academic background. Each officer is a graduate of at
least two required Army schools in their respective fields in addition to
an advanced course program. Each officer also attends the School of Cadet
Command, which is the Army's training school for ROTC professors. Students
find departmental faculty helpful in guiding them through their academic
experience as well as helping them pursue career goals.