Many academy re-applicants are interested in beginning their military experience sooner rather than later. They don't want to wait until they arrive at the academies, and we understand that! That's why Greystone has partnered with the University of Texas in San Antonio to offer our students a full first-year Army ROTC experience.
As a Greystone student, ROTC is an option – it is not mandatory! It is a 3-credit hour elective that takes the place of your history course in the Greystone-Schreiner core curriculum. That goes for both sponsored candidates and free-agents, alike. Students that elect to participate in ROTC will be enrolled in the first year Military Science course (MS-1) and Lab component which are taught by UTSA Army ROTC staff on the Schreiner campus. Students will be issued Army Combat Uniforms (ACUs) which will be worn on class and lab days. Additionally, since UTSA is only 45 minutes from the Schreiner campus, Greystone students can easily stay involved in all major ROTC activities.
In addition to starting your military experience right away, there are many benefits for participating in ROTC during your year at Greystone:
Now, this Army ROTC opportunity is not just for Army candidates – MS-1 is a baseline introduction to the military as well as its customs and traditions. Therefore, completion of MS-1 is transferable to all other ROTC programs, no matter the service. Then, whether you attend an academy or go on to MS-2 at another college or university, you are able to maximize the power and experience of the University of Texas ROTC program and be fully ready to engage the leadership and academic challenges.
Students that elect to enroll in MS-1 during their year at Greystone are also afforded many benefits once they leave:
Essentially, ROTC at Greystone affords those interested students the best of all worlds. Students will get the military experience they seek while they simultaneously maximize their academy application process. ROTC at Greystone is just another safety net experience that empowers our candidates to use this year of prep to maximize their dream of earning either their academy appointment or an ROTC scholarship – both will lead to a commission!
If you are serious about serving our country as a commissioned officer, you owe it to yourself to consider this incredible ROTC opportunity now at Greystone.
The first year Military Science courses that are offered to Greystone students are the same courses that are taught nation-wide and are applicable to all military services, not just the Army. As it is the most fundamental training for up and coming officers, the skills learned in these courses can be applied as an officer in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Therefore, if the Army is not your first choice in service, you can still enroll in these courses and transfer them to the ROTC unit of your choice!
Introduction to Army ROTC - 2 Credit Hours
Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Army ROTC Laboratory. Introduces personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Focuses on the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management as they relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Increase self-confidence through team study and activities in basic drill, rappelling, leadership reaction course, first aid, making presentations, and basic marksmanship. Learn fundamental concepts of professional leadership in classroom and outdoor laboratory environments. Students attend two hours of lecture, a required two hours of leadership laboratory, plus participate in organized physical fitness training. Students will have an opportunity to participate in one weekend exercise; additional weekend exercises may be offered.
Introduction to Army ROTC Laboratory - 1 Credit Hour
Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Army ROTC. This two hour mandatory laboratory applies and reinforces classroom instruction with outdoor, hands-on training on campus. In addition, it provides an opportunity to experience unique training opportunities unavailable to the general public at nearby Camp Bullis.
Introduction to Tactical Leadership - 2 Credit Hours
Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Tactical Leadership Laboratory. Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Students will explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises and will learn and apply principles of effective leading. Reinforce self-confidence through participation in physically and mentally challenging exercises with upper-division ROTC students. Develop communication skills to improve individual performance and group interaction. Relate organizational ethical values to leadership effectiveness. Students attend two hours of lecture; a required two hours of leadership laboratory plus participate in organized physical fitness training. Students will have an opportunity to participate in one weekend exercise; additional weekend exercises may be offered.
Introduction to Tactical Leadership Laboratory - 1 Credit Hour
Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Tactical Leadership. This two hour mandatory laboratory applies and reinforces classroom instruction with outdoor, hands-on training on campus. In addition, it provides an opportunity to experience unique training opportunities unavailable to the general public at nearby Camp Bullis.
Applying as a Greystone/Schreiner University student: Speak directly with UTSA AROTC leadership