MS I and MS II Xavier Cadets will attend classes on Xavier's campus. All MS III and MS IV cadets must travel to Tulane University's campus to attend class and must provide their own transportation. All Xavier Cadets must travel to Tulane University to attend physical training and are provided transportation. 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 : 504-520-7583
MS I year (Freshmen Year)
New cadets must enroll in theMILS MILS 1001 Dynamics of Leadership I, MILS 1002 Dynamics of Leadership II, and Lab. Classes for this MS level are held on Xavier's campus. 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 Rank Structure, Customs and Courtesies, Basic Fieldcraft, and Army Communication. All materials and uniforms are provided by the Orleans Battalion. 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 theMILS 2001 Management Techniques I & Lab orMILS 2002 Management Techniques II. This class is held on Xavier's campus. 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, Officership, and Tactics and Techniques. All materials and uniforms are provided by the Orleans Battalion. 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 theMILS 3001 Advanced Tactics I & Lab and MILS 3002 Advanced Tactics II. All classes of this level are on the campus of Tulane University. 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 theMILS 4001/G Professionalism of Leadership I & Lab and MILS 4002/G Professionalism of Leadership II. 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 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.