Military History Instructor Course



The Military History Instructor Course (MHIC) is a 10-day/85-hour course designed to prepare ROTC cadre, state military academy cadre, civilian academics, 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. Please note that this course does not confer Instructor certification although completing it is a regulatory requirement for Cadet Command cadre to teach American Military History.

The Point of Contact for the MHIC course is Dr. Gregory S. Hospodor, TRADOC Chief of Military History Education and Curriculum.

MHIC Welcome Information

Integrate the Basic Knowledge of Military History Into Your Education as a Future Officer

23 Slides

Training Support Product 155-H-1972/3.0 by J. Britt McCarley

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.

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.

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.

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.

Evolution of Military Small Arms Class

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Dr. Richard S. Faulkner discusses the “Evolution of Military Small Arms” and gives particular attention to their influence on the US Army. Instructors of American Military History can use this presentation to inform their students on technical and tactical aspects of weapons used during different time periods.

These slides and PDF can be used in conjunction with the video.