MSI (Freshmen)

Introduction into the United States Army


MS101: The study of the organization, constitutional basis, and interrelationships of the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard. An introduction of U.S. military weapon systems, task force organization, and the conduct of military operations. Familiarization of basic military skills such as first aid, drill and ceremonies, and radio communications.

MS102:A further study of basic military skills with special emphasis on basic rifle marksmanship and small unit tactics. Introduction to threat nation weapons systems, equipment, and organizations. Analysis of recent or ongoing military operations worldwide.

PREREOUISITE: Freshman or Sophomore standing, or permission of department.

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to introduce you to issues and competencies that are central to a commissioned officer's responsibilities. These initial lessons establish a framework for understanding officership, leadership, and Army values. Additionally, the semester addresses "life skills" including fitness and time management. The Introduction to the Army I class is designed to give you accurate insight into the Army Profession and the officer's role within the Army.

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of MS101/102 student should be able to:

  • Understand and live Army values.

  • Apply communication skills.

  • Summarize and prioritize information succinctly.

  • Implement an individual total fitness program.

  • Display professional military bearing and appearance.

  • Understand the Army's organization and how the Army runs.

  • Understand the roles and organization of the Department of Defense and Joint operations.

  • Relate the characteristics of a profession to military service as an officer.

  • Identify duties, responsibilities, and authority of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and non­commissioned officers.

  • Identify ways National, Army, and individual values and professional obligations relate to each other.

  • Apply customs, courtesies, and traditions of the service.

  • Integrate military history into education of officers.