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LTC Greg Stephens is a native of Cedar Hill, Mo. Upon graduating from high school, he entered the United State Military Academy, West Point, New York in June 1989. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May of 1993 in the Armor Branch.
His previous assignments include: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (1994-1997); Headquarters Troop Commander, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division (1998-2000); AC/RC Cavalry Observor/Controller Chief, Fort Drum, New York (2000-2001); Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Instructor, West Point, New York (2003-2006); Brigade Assistant Operations Officer, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division (2006-2007); Operations and Executive Officer, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division (2007-2009); Brigade Operations and Executive Officer Forward, 4BCT, 82d Airborne Division (2009-2010); Assistant Brigade Operations Officer, 4th Brigade ROTC, Fort Bragg, NC (2010-2011); Professor of Military Science, Carson Newman College/Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee (2011-Present).
LTC Stephens deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom VIII (RC-East) from 2007 to 2008 and OEF X (RC-West) from 2009 to 2010.
LTC Stephens holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Engineer Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal. His badges and tabs include the Senior Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
To inquire about this program:
SGT Edward Douglas | 865.567.1143 | edward.douglas@LMUnet.edu
LTC Gregory K. Stephens | 865.471.3384 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MILITARY SCIENCE STUDIES PROGRAM
MILS 100 - Military History of the US (3 cr hrs)
From 1776 to the present. Freshmen and sophomores only. Juniors with permission of instructor. Spring
MILS 101 - Bushcraft Skills (1 cr hr)
Instruction in adventure-oriented skills necessary for outdoor survival. Focus is on basic leadership development with a hands-on approach to classroom instruction. Includes techniques of camping, land navigation, marksmanship and life survival skills. Two class periods of one hour each per week. Fall, Spring
MILS 102 - Introduction to Military Leadership (1 cr hr)
Students explore the dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Overview the fundamentals of the military such as setting direction, problem solving, presenting briefings, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Spring
MILS 103 - Physical Conditioning I (1 cr hr)
Introduction to physical fitness. Set and meet a physical fitness goal. Learn the principles of fitness and apply these principles to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test. Fall
MILS 104 - Physical Conditioning II (1 cr hr)
Progressive conditioning program. Army Physical Fitness Test is given as midterm and final. Spring
MILS 201 - Military Leadership and Management I (2 cr hrs)
Basic principles of influencing human behavior applying the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling in organizations. Includes military specific functions of small unit tactics, land navigation and communications. Fall
MILS 202 - Military Leadership and Management II (2 cr hrs)
Provides a solid foundation of basic military skills to prepare the student mentally and physically for ROTC Advanced Military Course. The course is divided into five major areas: Infantry Weapons; Infantry Individual Techniques and Tactics; First Aid; Written and Oral Communication Skills; and Radio/Telephone Communication. Spring
MILS 203 - Airborne Operations (2 cr hrs)
Students who successfully complete this three week course at Fort Benning, Georgia are awarded the coveted Army Parachutist Badge. The course has three phases: Ground Week, Tower Week, and Jump Week. Students make five static line qualification parachute jumps during the third week from military cargo aircraft. The course is very physically demanding. To qualify, students must pass an Airborne Physical Readiness Test. Prerequisite: U.S. Army ROTC Cadet status or permission of the Professor of Military Science. Summer
MILS 204 - Airmobile Operations (2 cr hrs)
Students who successfully complete this two week course at an Army post are awarded the prestigious Air Assault Badge. The course includes active participation in aircraft safety and familiarization in pathfinder techniques, airmobile insertions, basic rappelling and knots, advanced rappelling, helicopter rappelling, medical evacuation procedures and rigging/sling loading of rotary wing aircraft. Offered annually during the summer. Prerequisite: U.S. Army ROTC Cadet status or permission of the Professor of Military Science. Summer
MILS 300 - Leader’s Training Course (6 cr hrs)
Four weeks military training at Fort Knox, KY, or 9 weeks of basic training will qualify you for the ROTC Advanced course. Equal to first two years of the on campus program . The Army pays housing, meals, travel expenses and a stipend (approximately $700) for the period. ROTC scholarships available. Summer
MILS 301 - Advanced Leadership and Management I (3 cr hrs)
In-depth study of the management of personnel and programs, emphasizing military operations, terrain analysis, intelligence and security. Survey of contemporary leadership issues, great leaders of history, and combat leadership. Weekly laboratory for practical application of leadership techniques. Two lectures and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: MILS 202 or 300 or consent of Professor of Military Science. Fall
MILS 302 - Advanced Leadership and Management II (3 cr hrs)
Advanced principles of influencing human behavior applying the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling in organizations. Includes detail knowledge of small unit tactics, land navigation and communications. Two lectures and one two-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: MILS 202 or 300 or consent of Professor of Military Science. Spring
MILS 303 - Leader Development and Assessment Course (4 cr hrs)
Five weeks of practical leadership application training, performed primarily in a field environment, at an Army installation between the junior and senior years. Nurses may attend a three week clinical phase in an Army hospital. The Army pays housing, meals, travel expenses and a stipend (approx $700) for the period. Prerequisites: MILS 302 and consent of Professor of Military Science. Summer
MILS 304 - Cadet Troop Leader Training (3 cr hrs)
Assignment off-campus in an officer role with an active Army unit for three to five weeks in the summer after completion of Advanced Camp. Prerequisites: MILS 302 and 303 and consent of Professor of Military Science. Summer
MILS 305 - Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) (2 cr hrs)
A three-week clinical experience for selected nurse cadets which provides opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills in a clinical environment. Incorporates use of military, leadership, clinical nursing, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Summer.
MILS 306 - Military Science Practicum I (1 cr hr)
Participation in selected official Military Science regular, on-going, supervised activities. Prerequisite: Permission of the Professor of Military Science. Fall, Spring.
MILS 307 - Military Science Practicum II (1 cr hr)
Additional hands-on experience in military enrichment activities which contribute to the development of leadership and management through participation in regular, on-going, supervised developmental activities. Prerequisite: Military Science Practicum I. Co-requisite: Enrollment in the Military Science Advanced Course or permission of the Professor of Military Science. Fall, Spring
MILS 401 - Seminar in Leadership and Management I (3 cr hrs)
Case study/discussion of topics in individual leadership and organizational management. Emphasis on functions and role of an officer in charge of a military unit. Operations, training, administration and logistical support of organizations are covered in-depth, with the student practicing leadership and management skills in a designated cadet battalion leadership position. Two lectures and one two-hour lab a week. Prerequisites: MILS 302
MILS 402 - Seminar in Leadership and Management II (3 cr hrs)
Expose cadets to missions and tasks most associated with a Second Lieutenant, reinforce individual competencies and afford officer leadership experiences. To prepare cadets for the transition to Second Lieutenant. Two lectures and one two-hour lab a week. Spring