Veterans Office: Student Organizations


    Air Force ROTC

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    AFROTC is a professional training program for college students in any major. The classes are at no cost to the student and meet just 1 day per week (Thursdays). The program provides students the opportunity to develop and practice leadership & team-building skills, along with a wide range of professional qualities that will be beneficial no matter what career path they choose.

    The program is open to any full-time (12+ credit hours) college student attending a college in Northeastern PA, including:

    • Bloomsburg University                                    
    • Marywood University
    • East Stroudsburg University                          
    • Misericordia University
    • Kings College                                                       
    • PSU – Hazleton, Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Extensions
    • LCCC                                                                        
    • University of Scranton

    The AFROTC program consists of 2 classes and a group fitness session, all meeting weekly on Thursday evenings.

    • Academic Class (1 hour/week) 2:30 – 3:20PM
    • Leadership Laboratory (2 hours/week) 4 – 6PM
    • Group Fitness Session (1 hour immediately following Leadership Lab) 6 – 7 PM

    During the program, students are afforded various opportunities and experiences at NO COST to create a unique & memorable college experience, develop and practice hands-on leadership skills, and receive expert mentoring from trained Air Force faculty in an environment that encourages students to develop and grow to their fullest potential. Students will make personal connections with peers from different institutions and make friendships outside of their major.  It is an excellent opportunity for peer mentoring and to be engaged in a welcoming and positive support network that strives for excellence.

    Air Force ROTC Can Help Pay for College and Jumpstart Your Career

    As a member of Air Force ROTC, you will enjoy college life just like any other student! There are a variety of paths available to students, with varying obligations, outcomes, and options.

    • You can wait until your junior year to decide if you want to commit to becoming an Air Force officer
    • AFROTC works closely with the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve should you decide you wish to continue your Air Force affiliation part-time or locally after graduation.
    • We offer a wide variety of AFROTC scholarships to both high school & college students (full & partial tuition)

    Should you choose to continue in the AFROTC program for active duty, students who apply and qualify will have a guaranteed, full-time professional career serving in a leadership role (not entry level) as an Air Force Officer post-graduation in a career field based on their educational background and experience.

    Aerospace Studies Course Descriptions

    The descriptions cover the material for the entire year’s course of study at each level (100, 200, 300, and 400). So there are two classes at each level (Fall and Spring)

     

    AS100 (1 credit hour courses: AS101 in the Fall and AS 102 in the Spring), "Heritage and Values," is a survey course designed to introduce students to the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, communications and organization of the Air and Space Forces.

    AS200 (1 credit hour courses: AS201 in the Fall and AS 202 in the Spring), "Team and Leadership Fundamentals," provides a fundamental understanding of both leadership and team building. The lessons and course flow are designed to prepare students for field training and leadership positions in the detachment.

    AS300 (3 credit hour courses: AS301 in the Fall and AS 302 in the Spring), "Leading People and Effective Communication," utilizes student’s field training experience to take a more in-depth look at leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing communication skills, and why that is important as a leader. Students have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors.

    AS400 (3 credit hour courses: AS401 in the Fall and AS 402 in the Spring), "National Security and Preparation for Active-Duty" is designed for college seniors and provides them the foundation to understand their role as military officers and how they are directly tied to our National Security Strategy. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level.

    Leadership Laboratory Course Description: Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Department of the Air Force second lieutenants and complement the AFROTC academic program. It is a student-planned, organized, and executed practicum conducted under the supervision of the Detachment Commander and Operations Flight Commander.

    Physical Training Description: Group physical fitness training, led by cadets.

    Field Training Description: During the summer between sophomore and junior year, cadets participate in Field Training, a two-week encampment that includes physical conditioning, weapons, and survival training. Field Training is held at Maxwell AFB, AL. While at Field Training cadets are evaluated on their leadership potential and provided with the opportunity to expand their skills as both a leader and team members.


    Contact

    Contact the AFROTC department and we will take care of the registration. Check out the main AFROTC site for more info about AFROTC: https://www.afrotc.com. We Welcome Visitors!  To schedule an in-person tour at our offices in Wilkes-Barre, PA, please contact us at 570-408-4860 or email at: rotcdl@wilkes.edu to set up an appointment that fits with your schedule.

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    Army ROTC

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    Military Science (Army ROTC) 

    Marywood University offers students the opportunity to participate in Army ROTC through a partnership with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Army Reserve Officer Training Corps’ Royal Warrior Battalion located nearby at The University of Scranton. The primary objective of the Reserve Officer Training Program is to develop leadership capabilities in all students and to train future officers for the active Army, US Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and leaders for the country. The Royal Warrior Battalion continually ranks in the top 10% of all ROTC programs nationwide. The Battalion has recently celebrated seventy years of commissioning outstanding officers for the Army. The Army ROTC program can be tailored to fit almost any student’s schedule, particularly in the freshman and sophomore years.

    Military Science instruction is offered to Marywood students at The University of Scranton with two, three, and four-year programs leading to a commission as an officer in one of the three components of the United States Army. Any Marywood University student may participate in any basic Army ROTC course without cost or obligation for the first two years. To be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, students must pass a physical examination and complete at least the final two years of the ROTC program of Military Science courses. Students normally take one course per semester during their normal four-year course of study, although there are numerous options to meet each student’s academic needs. All students receiving ROTC scholarships as well as sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are contracted with the Army receive a tax-free monthly stipend of $420 a month to cover living expenses. The stipend is paid directly to the student each month that they are in school or participating in Army ROTC summer training.

    The Army ROTC Department provides all uniforms, equipment, and textbooks required for the classes. In addition to the academic classes, students may also participate on a voluntary basis in many additional training opportunities such as physical training and hands-on equipment training each week. Each semester there is a military social event and at least one-weekend training session that includes such events as military marksmanship, cross-country orienteering, military rappelling, leadership application courses, and obstacle/confidence courses. During breaks and vacations, students can volunteer for active Army training such as military parachute operations, helicopter operations, military mountain climbing, and training with active army units in the United States and overseas. There are also numerous opportunities for academic internships with state and federal agencies through Army ROTC. Army ROTC also offers language and cultural immersion programs offering incentives for language classes taken on campus as well as funded study abroad and summer foreign exchange internships to thirty countries. All Army-sponsored training is cost-free to the student, and students are paid for some summer training courses.

    The ROTC program consists of two programs, the basic courses normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years consisting of MS 101/102, MS 201/202, and MS 111L/112L. The advanced courses normally taken during the junior and senior years consist of MS 301/302, MS 401/402, and MS 131/132. Students who have completed basic training in any U.S. service may qualify for placement in the advanced course depending on their university academic standing. Additionally, students who have not completed the ROTC basic course may qualify for the advanced course by attending a paid four-week long basic leadership training course (ROTC Basic Camp) conducted each summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Incoming freshmen, transfer students, and all enrolled Marywood University students can compete for one- to four-year ROTC scholarships that pay full tuition and fees regardless of cost and $1,200 per year for books in addition to the monthly stipend. The Army will commission successful graduates as a Second lieutenant (2LT) with a starting salary of over $42,000 per year plus housing allowance, food allowance, and medical and dental benefits, as well as 30 days paid vacation per year. For more information on the Army ROTC program at Marywood University contact the Army ROTC Department at (570) 299-0737 or (978) 815-4039.

     

    Course Descriptions

     Military Science (MS) MS 138 – Physical Fitness Training (1 credit) U.S. Army Master Fitness trainers supervise a comprehensive fitness program based on the latest military fitness techniques and principles. The classes are conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Classes are conducted at The University of Scranton’s Fitzpatrick Field or Byron Fitness Center and are normally one hour each.

    MS 101/102 – Concepts of Leadership I/II (1 credit each) Military Science 101 and 102 courses introduce Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership and officership. The courses help students develop basic knowledge and understanding of Army leader attributes and core leader competencies and understand the role of R.O.T.C. and its purpose in the Army. In addition to classroom instruction, all students enrolled in Military Science 101/102 will participate in Army Physical Training three days a week, Military Leadership Labs once a week, and a Battalion Level Field Training Exercise each semester. Classes are one hour and meet once each week.

     MS 201/202 – Dynamics of Leadership I/II (2 credits each) The Military Science and Leadership 201 and 202 courses will highlight dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Additional learning objectives of this course are to explore leadership in the operational environment incorporating tactical strategies and team development. Cadets will continue to explore theoretical foundations of the Army leadership framework and investigate adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. This course is designed to provide the student with a glimpse of future subjects and to provide the student with enough information to make an informed decision on their interest level for this course. In addition to classroom instruction all students enrolled in Military Science 201/202 will participate in Army Physical Training three days a week, Military Leadership Labs once a week, and a Battalion Level Field Training Exercise each semester. Classes are two hours and meet once each week. 

    MS 301/302 – Military Leadership (1.5 credits each) The Military Science 301 and 302 courses challenge Cadets to study, practice, and evaluate leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing for the R.O.T.C. Cadet Summer Training (CST) Advanced Camp. Students are presented with challenging scenarios related to small-unit tactical operations to develop self-awareness and critical-thinking skills. Cadets are expected to apply effective oral and written communications skills to operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback from peers and instructors on their leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions. In addition to classroom instruction all students enrolled in Military Science 301/302 will participate in Army Physical Training three days a week, Military Leadership Labs once a week, and a Battalion Level Field Training Exercise each semester. Classes are two hours each week. Prerequisite: Advanced placement credit required.

     MS 401/402 – Advanced Military Leadership (1.5 credits each) Military Science 401 and 402 are designed to develop a student’s proficiency in leading, planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, as well as functioning as a member of a staff and providing leadership-performance feedback to subordinates. These courses provide students with situational opportunities to assess risk, analyze Military History, make ethical decisions and provide mentoring to fellow Military Science students. Students are expected to analyze and evaluate their own leadership skills, as well as those of fellow cadets to further develop those leadership abilities. In addition to classroom instruction all students enrolled in Military Science 401/402 will participate in Army Physical Training three days a week, Military Leadership Labs once a week, and a Battalion Level Field Training Exercise each semester. Additionally, all MS 401 Cadets will take part in a Military Staff Ride to a National Battlefield as part of the course and their professional development. Classes are two hours each week. Prerequisite: MS 301/302 or department chair approval.

    MS 111L/112L and 131L/132L – Basic and Advanced Leadership Application Laboratory (No credit) Every Cadet enrolled in a Military Science course will normally enroll in and attend a weekly two-hour Leadership Lab conducted each Thursday afternoon. Leadership Labs are designed to allow Cadets to practice the skills and leadership traits they have received in the classroom in a tactical and hands-on setting. Cadets will be trained and tested on a wide range of Military skills at Leadership Labs throughout the semester. Cadets will receive training and instruction in areas such as Drill and Ceremony, First Aid, Small Unit Tactics/Patrolling, Land Navigation, Weapons Assembly and Disassembly, and much more. Leadership Labs are designed to prepare Cadets to be proficient in skills that they will be expected to demonstrate during ROTC Advanced Camp held between the MS III and MS IV years. This class meets at various locations in the Scranton area for two hours each week; it is highly encouraged for students in the basic course and is required for students in the advanced course. 

    MS 480 – Internship in Military Science Advanced Camp (2 Credits) This (internship is a paid four-week experience of training and evaluation conducted with ROTC cadets from across the country.  It gives the student the opportunity to practice the leadership theory acquired in the classroom, as well as participate in a wide range of military skills and tactical training. Prerequisite: MS 301/302 or department chair approval.

    MS 481 - Internship in Military Science Cadet Summer Training (1 Credit) This internship is a paid 3-6 experience of leadership training and mentoring.  The intern leads and supervises Soldiers in the planning and execution of the unit’s scheduled training as an understudy to a military officer in the U.S. Army. Examples include; Nurse Summer Training Program, Cadet Troop Leading Training, Medical Internship Program, and Army Professional Placement Internship Program.

    Recommended 4-Year Course Curriculum Army ROTC classes are normally taken over four years with eight total semesters (four basic and four advanced). A recommended schedule for both the Basic and Advanced Courses would be as follows:

    BASIC COURSE

    First Semester (Credits) Second Semester (Credits)
    MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1) MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1)
    MS 101 Concepts of Leadership (1) MS 102 Concepts of Leadership (1)
    MS 111L Basic Leadership Lab (0) MS 112L Basic Leadership Lab (0)

    Third Semester (Credits) Fourth Semester Credits
    MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1) MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1)
    MS 210 Dynamics of Leadership (2) MS 202 Dynamics of Leadership (2)
    MS 111L Basic Leadership Lab (0) MS 112L Basic Leadership Lab (0)

    Variations of the above schedule are possible. Sophomores with no advanced placement credit can enroll in both freshman and sophomore classes for the same semester.

     

    Summer MS 481 - Internship in Military Science:  1 Credit

    ADVANCED COURSE (Requires Basic Course or placement credit)

    First Semester (Credits) Second Semester (Credits)
    MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1) MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1)
    MS 301 Military Leadership (1.5) MS 302 Military Leadership (1.5)
    MS 131L Advanced Leadership Lab (0) MS 132L Advanced Leadership Lab (0)

    Summer MS 480 Internship in Military Science: Advanced Camp 2 Credits

    Third Semester Credits    Fourth Semester Credits
    MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1) MS 100 Physical Fitness Training (1)
    MS 401 Advanced Military Leadership (1.5) MS 402 Advanced Military Leadership (1.5)
    MS 131L Advanced Leadership Lab (0) MS 132L Advanced Leadership Lab (0)

     

    Army ROTC Scholarships

    One-, two-, three-, four- and five-year Army scholarships, as well as special National Guard and Army Reserve scholarships, are available for new students as well as those already enrolled full-time at Marywood. Army ROTC Scholarship Candidate selection is merit-based. Scholarship recipients receive full tuition and fees, in addition to $1,200 per year for books and a monthly up to $4,200 per year for each year the scholarship is awarded.

    For additional information, call the Army ROTC Department at (570) 299-0737 or (978) 815-4039. You can also visit the United States Army Cadet Command (ROTC) National Four Year High School Scholarship information and application at: http://m.goarmy.com/rotc.m.html for an application and further information.



    Salute Honor Society

    What is SALUTE?
    Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence. These are the competencies that make SALUTE.
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    Through a partnership with Colorado State University, Marywood University is a proud chapter member of the National Student Veteran Honor Society, SALUTEIt is SALUTE’s mission to recognize the honorable service and academics of military-connected students and to create opportunities for them across the nation while celebrating their achievements in higher education.
    If you are a military-connected student who would be interested in joining and being inducted into this honor society, please reach out to me and let me know so we can get you started. Some things to keep in mind include:

    Undergraduate Students who currently hold a minimum of 3.0 GPA and have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours qualify to join this Honor Society.

    ·         Alpha Tier GPA: 3.75 - 4.00 

    ·         Bravo Tier GPA: 3.50 - 3.74

    ·         Charlie Tier GPA: 3.25 - 3.49

    ·         Delta Tier GPA: 3.00 - 3.24

    Graduate Students must have completed 9 credits of graduate school work and have at least a 3.5 GPA to qualify for a GOLD Membership.

    Honorary Memberships - Granted to spouses, dependents, and non-military members who have made a significant impact to their institution's student veteran community.

    Interested in learning more? Check out the link below to apply for the SALUTE Honor Society!

    Apply to the Salute Honor Society

    Marywood University's Student Veteran Alliance

    The Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance (SVA) has been named an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America.

    Mission Statement 

    Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance strives to provide military, veterans and their families with advocacy and resources necessary to support their successful transition into, and through, Marywood University; with the ultimate goal of employment after graduation.

    The SVA has 2 main goals and 6 objectives.

    • Increase membership and maintain sustainability.
      • Increase club membership by 10% by Spring 2016.
      • Establish a veteran alumni network with at least 10 members by the end of spring 2016.
      • Maintain at least one-month overlap between incoming and outgoing officers every election.
    • Expand outreach to the campus and community.
      • Increase attendance for Veterans Day Activities by 50 people by November 11, 2016.
      • Increase money raised for Operation: Tails for Troops by 10% by April 2016.
      • Add partnership with 2 additional community organizations by spring 2016.

    For Information on how to join the Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance please email us at: SVA@m.marywood.edu or check us out on Facebook.

    Marywood University's Student Veteran Alliance

    The Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance (SVA) has been named an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America.

    Mission Statement 

    Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance strives to provide military, veterans and their families with advocacy and resources necessary to support their successful transition into, and through, Marywood University; with the ultimate goal of employment after graduation.

    The SVA has 2 main goals and 6 objectives.

    • Increase membership and maintain sustainability.
      • Increase club membership by 10% by Spring 2016.
      • Establish a veteran alumni network with at least 10 members by the end of spring 2016.
      • Maintain at least one-month overlap between incoming and outgoing officers every election.
    • Expand outreach to the campus and community.
      • Increase attendance for Veterans Day Activities by 50 people by November 11, 2016.
      • Increase money raised for Operation: Tails for Troops by 10% by April 2016.
      • Add partnership with 2 additional community organizations by spring 2016.

    For Information on how to join the Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance please email us at: SVA@m.marywood.edu or check us out on Facebook.