Enrolling in UAA Army ROTC is as simple as registering through UA Online. Each semester, cadets will enroll in two Military Science classes. The first class is your academic study, or classroom training. Based on what year you are in college will determine what academic class you take (see below). The other class is a leadership lab. All cadets take the same leadership lab, MILS150.
If you are a Freshman, your academic class is MILS101 (Fall) or MILS102 (Spring).
If you are a Sophomore, your academic class is MILS201 (Fall) or MILS202 (Spring).
If you are a Junior, your academic class is MILS301 (Fall) or MILS302 (Spring).
If you are a Senior, your academic class is MILS401 (Fall) or MILS402 (Spring).
Cadets have regular classroom instruction throughout their career at UAA. In Military Science classes Cadets will learn about the modern Army. Each year, as students progress through the Army ROTC program they will be learning about more complex aspects of the Army. As Freshmen, Cadets will learn Army fundamentals from rank structure to marching technique. As students progress through the Army ROTC program and become seniors, they will study more complex intricacies of the Army ranging from current overseas operations to stateside training and doctrine theory.
The Army ROTC class is very similar to other college classes in that it has homework, quizzes and projects. Some core skills that help Cadets succeed are dedication, proactive planning, and resilience. The Army ROTC program is not rocket science, Cadets must simply apply themselves in order to be successful.
All Cadets participate in the same leadership lab regardless of year group. In a similar progression to the classroom portion of Army ROTC, Cadets will get more challenging roles as they advance in the program. First year Cadets will find themselves playing the role of a rifleman or basic soldier in a small unit. By the time Cadets are seniors they will have experienced a number of roles from squad leader to company commander.
A second portion of the leadership lab is Physical Readiness Training (PRT). This takes place Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the UAA campus from 0630-0730. It is a structured physical exercise program outlined by the Army and implemented by Cadets in the corps. All Cadets will have an opportunity to plan, organize and execute this physical training.