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Military Leadership - Army (Minor)

The mission of the Department of Military Science and Leadership is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. The Old Dominion University Army ROTC program consists of structured study in the field of military science with the primary objective of developing leaders who will serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army Active and Reserve components. Students develop maturity, responsibility, and dependability while earning the Gold Bar of an Army Second Lieutenant.

Military Leadership - Army (Minor)


Description


What is Military Leadership at ODU like?

The mission of the Department of Military Science and Leadership is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. The Old Dominion University Army ROTC program consists of structured study in the field of military science with the primary objective of developing leaders who will serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army Active and Reserve components. Students develop maturity, responsibility, and dependability while earning the Gold Bar of an Army Second Lieutenant.

Program Highlights


What makes Military Leadership at ODU unique?

  • The minor in Military Leadership is a high quality, interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and culturally diverse program.

  • Preparing students for real life leadership opportunities and challenges. 

  • Students explore issues of leadership, citizenship, and social change within the context of an inquiry, experiential, and competency-based instructional design.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Infantry

MEDIAN SALARY


Operate weapons and equipment in ground combat operations. Duties include operating and maintaining weapons, such as rifles, machine guns, mortars, and hand grenades; locating, constructing, and camouflaging infantry positions and equipment; evaluating terrain and recording topographical information; operating and maintaining field communications equipment; assessing need for and directing supporting fire; placing explosives and performing minesweeping activities on land; and participating in basic reconnaissance operations.

Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other

MEDIAN SALARY


All military officer special and tactical operations leaders not listed separately.

Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members, All Other

MEDIAN SALARY


All military enlisted tactical operations and air/weapons specialists and crew members not listed separately.

Command and Control Center Officers

MEDIAN SALARY


Manage the operation of communications, detection, and weapons systems essential for controlling air, ground, and naval operations. Duties include managing critical communication links between air, naval, and ground forces; formulating and implementing emergency plans for natural and wartime disasters; coordinating emergency response teams and agencies; evaluating command center information and need for high-level military and government reporting; managing the operation of surveillance and detection systems; providing technical information and advice on capabilities and operational readiness; and directing operation of weapons targeting, firing, and launch computer systems.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Military Leadership at ODU?

MSL 302:
Applied Leadership


Course presents increasingly intense and complex situations in which students apply military skills and leadership to solve tactical problems. Students develop leadership proficiencies in all basic military technical and tactical skills, including basic rifle marksmanship, day and night land navigation, physical training, and small/large unit tactics. Field training exercises afford opportunities to apply military leadership and management skills. Cadets are evaluated using 16 leadership dimensions. Prerequisite: MSL 301 or MSL 395.

MSL 301:
Advanced Leadership Skills


Course teaches decision making and problem solving skills. Students learn to plan, direct and coordinate individual and group efforts toward task accomplishment. Field exercises afford practical opportunities for the students to apply instruction. Cadets are evaluated against 16 leadership dimensions, including decisiveness, delegation, influence, problem analysis, planning, technical competence, and communication. Prerequisites: MSL 201 /MSL 202 , or MSL 295/MSL 296, or MSL 250 or departmental approval.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Military Leadership at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Military Leadership should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Army ROTC offers two different programs to all qualified university students. The traditional four-year program gives students the opportunity to take AROTC courses in each of their four years of college.

  • The two-year program is available for any students who did not take ROTC during their first two years of college.

  • There is no service obligation until students reach their junior year of college. 

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Scholarships


Students may compete for four-, three, and two-year scholarships that pay full tuition and gradually increasing stipend and book allowance annually. Nursing scholarships are plentiful for qualified applicants.

Next Steps


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EXECUTIVE SECRETARY SENIOR


Name:

Linda Baker


Location:

119 ROLLINS HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3663


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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