Dartmouth ROTC Courses

MS100 (Freshman year)

The MS I Course produces a Cadet who understands the basic structure of the US Army and its' customs and courtesies; accepts the Army as a Values - based organization and embraces the scholar-athlete-warrior ethos; who is familiar with individual roles and responsibilities in support of team efforts; who demonstrates oral and written communications skills, understands resilience and develops a commitment to learning. In addition, demonstrates introductory skills in fieldcraft and tactics at squad level.

MS200 (Sophomore year)

The MS II Course produces a Cadet grounded in foundational leadership doctrine and skills by following and leading small units to achieve assigned missions; who comprehends critical thinking and problem solving using TLPs; who comprehends the value of diversity and understands the officer's role in leading change; and understands the fundamentals of the Army as a profession.

MS 300 (Junior Year)

The MS III Course produces a Cadet who possesses enhanced individual and collective skills including leader competencies; effectively leads formations at the squad and platoon level in a variety of military and non-military mission context scenarios; effective at receiving and giving peer evaluations; who is committed and disciplined ethically, academically, physically, and socially.

MS 400 (Senior Year)

The MS IV Course produces a leader of character possessing a professional identity; thrives in operationally ambiguous environments; is a moral exemplar and is prepared to be an Army leader, skilled critical thinker, problem solver, and team builder; skilled oral and written communicator committed to the Army ethic and profession; who has advanced interpersonal skill, knowledge of training management, and understands Army Doctrine; is culturally aware and displays characteristics of a lifelong learner.


ROTC Cadet training involves classroom instructions on leadership techniques, time management, ethics, critical thinking skills, and military operations. Cadets are provided the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding in a field setting during weekly practical exercises called a lab. This provides the opportunity for the Cadets to challenge themselves and learn in a safe environment. Labs range from topics covering Drill and Ceremony and Team Building, to Land Navigation and Squad Tactics. All Labs are designed to develop the knowledge and leadership abilities of the cadets.