The Military History Instructor Course (MHIC) is a 10-day/85-hour course designed to prepare ROTC cadre, state military academy cadre, and others with a military history instruction requirement to teach U.S. military history to cadets and candidates.

The course consists of approximately 40 hours of large-group conference classes to familiarize the students with the US Army Cadet Command Military History training support package and U.S. military history in general.

There are approximately 25 hours of small group seminars and student presentations that provide in-depth examinations of teaching methods and teaching aids.

Additionally, students will participate in a battlefield staff ride and visit a museum in order to view examples of non-classroom and non-traditional methods of teaching history to undergraduates.

The course meets the requirement for 3 graduate level history credits. It is graded on a pass/fail system and transcripts will reflect this.

Below you will find key documents needed for the course that you can download individually.

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Military History Instructor Course Information Paper

Military History Instructor Course Information Paper

Military History Instructor Course 17-02

24 April – 5 May 2017

The Military History Instructor Course (MHIC) is a 10-day/85-hour course designed to prepare ROTC cadre, state military academy cadre, and others with a military history instruction requirement to teach U.S. military history to cadets, candidates, and student officers.

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US Army TRADOC US Military History Pre-commissioning Training Support Package

US Army TRADOC US Military History Pre-commissioning Training Support Package

146 Pages

This training support package provides the instructor with a standardized lesson plan for presenting resident instruction for task 155-197-0020.

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US Army TRADOC US Military History Slide Deck

US Army TRADOC US Military History Slide Deck

163 Pages

Slide deck to assist in presentation of material.

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American Military History Volume 1

American Military History Volume 1

The United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, 1775 –1917

Richard W. Stewart - General Editor

437 Pages

Published: 2009 by the Center of Military History

This first volume covers the Army’s history from its birth in 1775 to the eve of World War I. By 1917, the United States was already a world power. The Army had sent large expeditionary forces beyond the American hemisphere, and at the beginning of the new century Secretary of War Elihu Root had proposed changes and reforms that within a generation would shape the Army of the future. But world war—global war—was still to come. The second volume of this new edition will take up that story and extend it into the twenty-first century and the early years of the war on terrorism.

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American Military History Volume 2

American Military History Volume 2

The United States Army in a Global Era, 1917-2008

Richard W. Stewart - General Editor

574 Pages

Published: 2010 by the Center of Military History

World war—global war—was still to come. This second volume of the new edition takes up that story and extends it into the twenty-first century and the early years of the war on terrorism.

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Staff Ride Read Ahead

Missouri! One Last Time

Battle of Westport

Sterling Price's 1864 Missouri Expedition

'A Just and Holy Cause'

By Scott E. Sallee

20 Pages

Published: June 1991 in the Blue and Gray Magazine

Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's 1864 Missouri Expedition was the last major campaign west of the Mississippi during the Civil War. It was the longest cavalry action of the war, lasting over three months and encompassing over 1,500 miles. It was born of politics, plagued throughout by political considerations on both sides, and ended on the day Lincoln's reelection swept politics out of the war. The results of the campaign were so disastrous to the Confederacy that relative peace prevailed on the Trans-Mississippi front until the end of the war.

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Staff Ride Read Ahead

Battle of Westport Biographical Sketches

Battle of Westport Biographical Sketches

9 Pages

These are baseline sketches from "Generals in Blue", "Generals in Gray" and "Who Was Who in the Union/Confederacy". Please do additional research to add to the background information, and analyze the "Missouri, One Last Time" article to understand each characters roles during the Campaign/Raid.

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MHIC Map of Fort Leavenworth