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Tulane University

TULANE

Overview

Tulane is the host school of the Orleans Battalion. All classes and physical training takes place on campus.   Cadets do not incur an obligation until their MS III (Junior) year.  However, Cadets may contract at anytime in order to receive a scholarship or benefits.

 

Registrar's Number: 504-865-5231

 

MS I year (Freshmen Year)


New cadets must enroll in the MILS 1010-01 or 1020-01 “Dynamics of Leadership I/II” and Lab MILS1011-01 or MILS1021-01. MS I Cadets are not required to contract and do not incur a military service obligation.  The class provides elective credit for most majors and covers the basics of military principles and leadership.  Cadets in this class learn about Rand Structure, Customs and Courtesies, Basic Field-craft, and Army Communication.  The Orleans Battalion provides all materials and uniforms. The stipend for contracted cadets of this year is $300 a month during the academic year.

 

MS II year (Sophomore Year)


MS II cadets must enroll in the MILS 2010-10 course "Applied Leadership" or MILS  2020-01 Course “Management Techniques” and corresponding lab, either MILS 2011-01 or MILS 2021-01.  MS II Cadets are not required to contract and do not incur a military service obligation.  The class provides elective credit for most majors and covers the basics of military principles and leadership.  Cadets in this class learn about Personal Development, Values and Ethics, Officer-ship, and Tactics and Techniques.  The Orleans Battalion provides all materials and uniforms.  The stipend for contracted cadets of this year is $350 a month during the academic year.  Many MS II Cadets receive opportunities to attend special training the summer between their sophomore and junior year.

 

MS III year (Junior Year)


MS III cadets must enroll in the MILS 3010-01 course "Basic Tactics" and the MIL 3020-01 course “Advanced Tactics” and corresponding lab, either MILS 3011-01 or MILS 3021-01. This is the first year that all Cadets are contracted and have incurred an obligation to the U.S. Army.  Some cadets have completed their MS I and MS II years and some have gone through Leaders Training Course (LTC). All cadets in this year receive a stipend of $450.  This is the year where Cadets are beginning the final stages of preparation for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).  Cadets at this level are leaders within their platoon and assist with running the program.  MS III Cadets learn the skills necessary to lead a Platoon into combat.  They learn how to plan for mission success using different types of orders and the various battle drills.  Upon completion of the MS III year Cadets are competent and able leaders, knowledgeable in the sciences of leadership and warfare.  The summer after their MS III year cadets will travel to Ft. Lewis, WA for an intensive 28-day course that will test their ability to lead in combat.

 

MS IV year (Senior Year)


MS IV cadets must enroll in the MILS 4010-01 "Ethics of Leadership" and MIL 4020-01 Course “Professionalism of Leadership” and corresponding lab, either MILS 4011-01 or MILS 4021-01.  All classes of this level are on the campus of Tulane University.   MS IV Cadets are finished with most of their training and are now required to utilize it to train the next generation of leaders.  MS IV Cadets are responsible for the battalion and ensuring that day-to-day operations continue to happen without incident.  All the planning, execution, and evaluations are done by the MS IV Cadets.  Soon they will complete their degree requirements and graduate, earning a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.  Many will go on to Active Duty while some will serve as a Citizen Soldier in the National Guard or Reserve component.

 

Prior Service


Prior Service students or currently serving Reserve and National Guard soldiers are classified as students who have gone through Basic Training (any service) in the Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard. Prior Service students do not have to take any of the basic course classes or attend the Leaders Training Course. Once a prior service student has attained 60 credit hours they are eligible to contract and receive financial assistance from the ROTC program. However, we encourage prior service students to enroll in the basic courses if they have had less than 60 credit hours so that they can get to know their fellow cadets and the cadre that will be assisting them through the program. Additionally, they have valuable military experience that they can impart to the younger cadets. Additionally, we can assist you in joining the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). This will allow you to be a member of your guard unit and the ROTC Battalion at the same time. This program is great for currently serving reserve and guard soldiers.
 

Courses

MILS1010-01 "Dynamics of Leadership I"

MILS1011-01 "Dynamics of Leadership I Lab"

MILS1020-01 "Dynamics of Leadership II"

MILS1021-01 "Dynamics of Leadership II Lab"

MILS2010-01 "Foundations of Leadership"

MILS2011-01 "Foundations of Leadership I Lab"

MILS2020-01 "Management Techniques"

MILS2021-01 "Management Techniques Lab"

MILS3010-01 "Basic Tactics"

MILS3011-01 "Basic Tactics Lab"

MILS3020-01 "Advanced Tactics"

MILS3021-01 "Advanced Tactics Lab"

MILS4010-01 "Ethics Of Leadership"

MILS4011-01 "Ethics of Leadership Lab"

MILS4020-01 "Professionalism of Leadership"

MILS4021-01 "Professionalism of Leadership Lab"

 If you have any question feel free to contact us by e-mail at armyrotc@tulane.edu  or call 1-800-777-ARMY.

Orleans Battalion Army ROTC 504-865-5594 armyrotc@tulane.edu