Advance ROTC

Advance ROTC

If cadets wish to pursue further military instruction after the Basic ROTC, these courses, in order, are available to them (assuming they took/are taking the Cadet Officer Candidate Course):

Military Science 3

Also known as Regional Summer Camp Training (RSCT), Mil Sci 3 is taken by Third Class Army ROTC cadets in their respective regions to enhance their military proficiency and physical condition. The 3Cl cadets of UP ROTC, along with the 3Cl cadets of the other Army ROTC  in the National Capital Region (NCR), take up Mil Sci 3  under the  NCR Regional Community Defense Group (NCRRCDG).

Military Science 31-32

Right after the RSCT, the cadets take the Mil Sci 31-32 Academic Phase, also directly handled by the NCRRCDG. This phase covers advanced military subjects for incoming Second Class cadet officers. After finishing the acad phase, the Cadet Officers may enlist in Mil Sci 31 & 32 (1st and 2nd Semester, respectively) in UP and become Secondclassmen of the UP Corps of Cadets.

Military Science 41-42

The Mil Sci 41-42 Academic Phase, also directly handled by the NCRRCDG during summer term, covers more advanced military subjects for incoming First Class cadet officers. After finishing the academic phase, the Cadet Officers may enlist in Mil Sci 41 & 42 (1st and 2nd Semester, respectively) in UP and become First Classmen of the UP Corps of Cadets.

Program of Instructions

Military Science 3 (ROTC Summer Camp Training)


This POI covers subjects for the ROTC Summer Camp Training (MS-3) and the ROTC Advance Course (MS-31 & MS-32) which are merged as one Training Program to be taken by incoming Advance ROTC Cadets for 28 days during summer. Fourteen (14) days are allotted for the RSCT and Seven (7) days each for the Academic Phases of MS-31 and MS-32. The RSCT (MS-3) will qualify and prepare the cadets (Second Class) to become Advance ROTC Cadets, while the Academic Phases (MS-31 & MS-32) will equip the cadets knowledge and skills on advance military science.

Phase I – MS 3 – (14 Days or 112 periods)

1. Orientation and Indoctrination   
Physical Organization of Cadet Corps and Opening Ceremony2  
Legal Bases2 L/CNational Service Training Program RA 9163, Reservist Act of 1991 RA 7077 
Military History and AFP Organization2 L/CBackground of AFP Organization 
Military Courtesy & Discipline4 L/CDefinition of terms; Salute, Why, When, Where, Whom to Salute; Rendering the salute w/ arms; Code of Conduct; Development Maintenance of Discipline 
Customs, Tradition & Protocols of Service4 L/C 
Military Leadership8 L/Ca. IntroductionFM 22-100 Military Leadership
  b. Definition 
  c. Factors of Leadership 
  e. What a Leader must be? 
  f. What a leader must know? 
  g. What a leader must do? 
  h. Leadership Competencies 
  i. Leadership Styles 
  j. Assuming a leadership position 
  k. Officer & NCO Relationship 
  l. Development Leadership Assessment 
Interior Guard Duty2 L/CDefinition of terms, General OrdersFM 1-26
Human Rights2 L/CArticles and Provision in Human Rights
2. Basic Military Module   
Map Reading / Land Navigation8 L/C/PEa.  Review on Marginal Info 
  b.  Military Grid Coordinate SystemFM 1-26 Map Reading
  c.  Locating a point using military Grid reference system 
  d.  Grid Reference Box 
  e.  Scale and Distance 
  f.  Directions, use of Compass 
  g.  Elevation and Relief 
Signal Communication4 L/C/PEa.  Types of AFP Radios
  b.  Operating Procedures 
  c.  Phonetics Alphabet 
  d.  Numerals Prowords & Meaning 
Introduction to Intelligence2 L/CIntro to Tactical Intel, Intel cycle, Collection phase of Intel cycle and Counter Intelligence.
Introduction to CMO2Definition of Terms. Pillars of CMO
First Aid8 L/C/PEa. Life Saving MeasuresCombat Leaders Guide, See also other med books
  b. CPR 
  c. Burns 
  d. Fractures 
  e. Heat Injuries 
  f. Snake & Insect Bites 
  g. Unconsciousness 
  h. Wounds 
  i. Foot Care 
  j. Shock 
3. Combat Support Operations Module   
Basic Artillery Operations4 L/CDefinition of terms, Artillery Support CapabilitiesArmy Manual
Basic Armor Operations4 L/CDefinition of terms, Type of Armor assets and CapabilitiesArmy Manual
Basic Engineer Operations4 L/CDefinition of terms, Engineer support capabilitiesArmy Manual
4. Military Skills Module   
 Weapons Training (M16/M14/M203/Cal .45 Pistol)24 L/C/PEa.  Nomenclature, Assembly, DisassemblyFM 1-26
  b.  Fundamentals of MarksmanshipMarksmanship Training Manual
  c.  Familiarization Firing (Rifle 5.56mm, M16A1, M14, M203, Cal .45 Pistol) 
Grenades (Hand & Rifle)2 L/CDefinition of Terms, Characteristics, and capabilitiesFM 1-26
Obstacle Course/Rope Course4 L/C/PEPractical Exercises 
Military Stakes8 L/C/PEPractical Exercises 
Land Navigation8 L/C/PEPractical Exercises 
5. Comprehensive Examination3  
Drills and CeremoniesOff-POI  
Commandant’s Time1  
TOTAL 112  

Military Science 31 & 32

Advance ROTC Academic Phase Training (MS 31 & 32) Class

Phase II – 1st Year Advance ROTC Course (112 periods each)

1.  AFP Code of Ethics2 L/Ca.  Preamble.AFP Code of Ethics, 1991
  b.  Article I – Identify 
  c. Article II – AFP History 
  d.  Article III – The AFP Creed 
  e.  Article IV – Membership 
  f.  Article V – Professionalism 
  g.  Article VI – AFP Customs & Traditions 
  h.  Article VII – General Provisions 
2.  Military Correspondence16 L/C/PEa.  Definition 
  b.  Methods of Communication 
  c.  Military (Subj to) Letter 
  d.  Indorsements 
  e.  Non-military (Personal type) Letter 
  f.  Disposition Form 
  g. Routing Slip 
3.  Military Justice4 L/Ca.  Jurisdiction 
  b.  Selected Punitive Articles 
  c.  AW 105 Disciplinary Powers of the Commanding Officer 
4.  Laws of Land Warfare (International Humanitarian Law)2 L/Ca. Terms of referenceHandbook on the law of war for armed forces
  b.  Control of Armed Conflict 
  c.  Command Responsibility 
  d.  Exercise of Command 
  e.  Conduct of Operation 
  f.  Neutrality 
  g.  Rules for behaviour in action 
5.  Threats to National Security4 L/Ca.  Definition of Terms 
  b.  Types of Threats 
  c.  Types of Internal / External Threats and activities of local community movement Muslim secessionist movement 
6.  Environmental Protection Awareness and Waste Disposal System4 L/C/PECurrent State of Global and Local environmentTraining Manual / Handouts
  Law on solid and liquid waste management, Waste segregation 
7. Disaster Preparedness and Rescue Operations8 L/C/PEImportance of Disaster preparedness, Role during disasters, rescue, and relief operationsTraining Manual / Handouts
8. Weapons2 L/Ca.  Mortar 81mm, M29 
  b.  Mortar 60mm 
9. Observe Fire Procedure4 L/Ca.  Forward Observer 
  b.  Method of T & T Location 
  c.  Parts and elements of the Call for Fire 
  d.  Adjustment of Fire 
  e.  Types of Targets 
10. Infantry Battalion Organization4 L/Ca.  Squad OrganizationBattalion TOE
  b.  Platoon Organization 
  c.  Company Organization 
  d.  Bn Organization 
11. Battalion Staff Functions Procedures6 L/Ca.  Battalion Staff Organization 
  b.  Types of Staff 
12. Platoon Operations   
a   Troop Leading Procedures8 L/Ca.  Definition of TermsFM 7-8
  b.  Troop Leading Procedure ProcessLight Inf Platoon / Squad
b.  Combat Formation & Movement Techniques8 L/Ca.  Movement FormationFM 7-8
  b.  Movement TechniquesLight Inf Platoon / Squad
  c.  Danger Areas 
  d.  Infiltration 
  e.  Link-up 
  f.  Departure from friendly units 
c.  Patrolling8 L/C/PEa.  Reconnaissance PatrolsFM 7-8
  b.  Combat PatrolsLight Inf Platoon / Squad
  c.  Ambuscades 
  d.  Raids 
13. Method of Instruction16 L/C/PEFundamentals of Military Instruction, Teaching Techniques, Stages of Military Instruction, Training Aids & Instructional Packages 
14. Drills and Ceremonies12  
  Graded Examination2All subjects taken 
  Commandant’s Time2  
  Closing CeremonyOff-POI  

Military Science 41 & 42

Scope and Purpose

This POI covers subjects for the Academic Phase of ROTC Advance Course (MS-41 & MS-42) which shall be taken by incoming 2nd Year Advance ROTC Cadets for 14 days during summer. The training will equip the cadet knowledge and skills on advance military science.  

1. Physical Organization of the Cadet Corps & Course Orientation and Opening Ceremony2 L/COrganizing the Cadet Officers; Course POI:  Subjects to be taken & the Scope of Instruction 
2.  Personnel Module6 L/Ca.  Personnel Administration 
  b.  Personnel Management 
  c.  MOWEL 
  d.  Procurement / Promotion / Demotion 
  a.  Company Organization and Functions 
3. Company Administration8L/PEb.  Morning Report 
  c.  Report of Changes 
  d.  Supply Management 
  e.  AW 105 
  f.  Company Training 
  g.  Mess Management 
4. Intelligence Reports and Report Writing4 L/C/PEFormats and reports 
5. Combat Operations   
a.  Airland Battle2 L/CCombat PowerFM 101-5
  Tenets of Airland BattleOperations
  Air Land Battle Imperative 
b.  Principles of War4 L/CPrinciples of objectives; Offensive; Mace; Economy of Force; Manuever; Unity of Command; Security; Surprise & SimplicityFM 101-5 Operations
c.  Military Symbols & Overlay Technique8 L/C/PE    Map symbolsMilitary terms & symbols manual
  a.  Unit size 
  b.  Branch or function 
  c.  Weapons & Equipment 
  d.  Vehicles 
  e.  Locations 
  f.  Points 
       Overlay Techniques 
  a.  Uses 
  b.  Preparation 
d.  Combat Plans & Orders8 L/C/PEa.  Warning OrderFM 7-10
  b.  Operations OrderThe Inf Rifle Coy
  c.  Fragmentary OrdersFM 101-5
  d.  Supplementary OrdersStaff Operation Handbook
  e.  OPORD Writing 
e.  Platoon Offensive Operations8 L/C/PEa.  Offensive FundamentalsFM 7-10
       1)  PurposeThe Inf Rifle Coy
       2)  Characteristics of Offensive Operations 
       3)  Phases of Offensive Operation 
       4)  Offensive Framework 
       5)  Forms of Manuever 
  b.  Movement to contact 
  c.  Consolidation & re organization 
  d.  Practical Exercises 
f.  Platoon Defensive & Retrograde Operations8 L/C/PEa.  Defensive FundamentalsFM 7-10
      1)  PurposeThe Inf Rifle Coy
      2)  Characteristics of the Defense 
      3)  Defensive Framework 
  b.  Defensive Techniques 
  c.  Defensive Planning 
  d.  Types of Retrograde Operations 
6.  Combat Support Operation Module8 L/Ca.  Support Relationships 
  b.  Organic Combat Support (Coy Level) 
       1)  GPMG, 7.62mm, M60 
       2)  Mortar 60mm 
  c.  Non-organic Combat Support 
       1)  Mortar 81mm 
       2)  Field Artillery 105mm, 155mm 
       4)  Close Air Support 
7.  Combat Service Support Operation Module6 L/Ca. Fundamentals 
  b.  Resupply Operations 
  c.  Soldiers Load 
  d.  Personnel Service Support 
  e.  Medical Support 
8.  Civil Military Operation Module4 L/Ca.  Introduction to CMO 
  b.  CMO Pillars 
9.  Other Tactical Operation6 L/Ca.  Passage of LinesFM 7-10
  b.  Relief in PlaceThe Inf Coy
  c. Link-ups 
  d.  River Crossing 
  e.  Stay Behind Operation (DLIC) 
10.  Special Operations4 L/Ca. Introduction to Airmobile Operations 
  b.  Introduction to Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain 
  c.  Intro to SR Operation 
  d.  Intro to SF Operation 
11.  Combat Leadership6 L/Ca.  The human side of War fightingFM 22-100
  b.  Stress in battleMilitary Leadership
  c.  Battle fatigue 
  d.  The environment of combat 
  e.  Case Study 
12.  Reservist Organization & Management8 L/Ca.  RA 7077 
  b.  SOP Nr 13 
  c.  Active Duty Training of Reservist Officers as ROTC Instructors 
  d.  Commissioning of Reservists 
  e.  Mobilization 
  f.  Utilization of Reservists 
  g. Accounting of Reservists 
13.  Tactical Exercise Without Troops8 PEa.  Platoon in the Offense 
  b.  Platoon in the Defense 
14.  Graded Examination2 GEX  
15.  Commander’s Time2 L/C  
16.  Closing CeremonyOff-POI  
 112 Periods  
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