Faculty Profile

Paul Culberson

Professor of Military Science (2013), Department Chair

Contact Information


450 W High St


  • B.S., Louisiana State University and A&M College, 1999
  • M.S., Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2003
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Engineering, U.S. Army

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

MISC 401 Command and Staff
Develops Cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC Cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare Cadets to make the transition to Army officers. MISC 401 Cadets analyze, evaluate, and instruct Cadets at lower levels. Both their classroom and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare MISC 401 Cadets for their first unit of assignment. They identify responsibilities of key staff, coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train, and develop subordinates. One course credit. Meets two hours per week each semester. Prerequisites: MISC 302.

Spring 2015

MISC 402 Command and Staff
Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the COE. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing Cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and "What Now, Lieutenant?" exercises to prepare Cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army. No course credit.Meets two hours per week each semester. Prerequisite: MISC 401.