Usually offered fall semester. An introductory course on the history and organization of Army ROTC and an initial study of leadership traits, principles, and characteristics. The student is introduced to the characteristics and capabilities of individual and crew-served weapons such as M-16 rifle and the M-60 machine gun. The student is further oriented to the customs and courtesies of the military service and is given a brief overview of the present pay system, service benefits, the national defense structure, and the basic organization and functions of a military squad and platoon. Course includes periodic field trips. Two hours of lecture and one hour of leadership laboratory per week.