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Military Academy Overview

Military Academy Overview

Our school development strategy is based on “Military Education Regulation,” “University Law” and “The Instruction for the Policy of the Ministry of National Defense and Headquarters,” and also refers to the system of globally famous military schools and the trend of university education development. We continue the tradition, respond to the change and hope to build our school as “the first-class military school containing university education” via the following five things:

  1. Clear education goals and basic abilities
    With “University education,” “Military training,” “Physical exercise” and “Ethical education,” we cultivate students’ abilities of “Leadership and management,” “Problem solving,” “Communication” and “Continuous learning” to achieve the education goal of nurturing military leaders who have ethics and capable of both liberal and martial arts.
  2. Adjustment for organization and efficiency
    By demand of developing future school affairs, we plan enhance our efficiency by adjusting current organization and improving the administrative procedure.
  3. Building of system and regulation
    To lay the foundation of operating school affairs by rules, we set up school administrative meetings and committees according to University Law.
  4. Emphasis on core values
    Students should have core values such as country, responsibility, honor, sacrifice, union, courage, confidence, etc.
  5. Request for campus atmosphere
    We emphasize the atmosphere of respecting teachers, valuing morality, insisting justice and being down to earth.

Our school development strategy is based on “Military Education Regulation,” “University Law” and “The Instruction for the Policy of the Ministry of National Defense and Headquarters,” and also refers to the system of globally famous military schools and the trend of university education development. We continue the tradition, respond to the change and hope to build our school as “the first-class military school containing university education” via the following five things:

  1. Clear education goals and basic abilities
    With “University education,” “Military training,” “Physical exercise” and “Ethical education,” we cultivate students’ abilities of “Leadership and management,” “Problem solving,” “Communication” and “Continuous learning” to achieve the education goal of nurturing military leaders who have ethics and capable of both liberal and martial arts.
  2. Adjustment for organization and efficiency
    By demand of developing future school affairs, we plan enhance our efficiency by adjusting current organization and improving the administrative procedure.
  3. Building of system and regulation
    To lay the foundation of operating school affairs by rules, we set up school administrative meetings and committees according to University Law.
  4. Emphasis on core values
    Students should have core values such as country, responsibility, honor, sacrifice, union, courage, confidence, etc..
  5. Request for campus atmosphere
    We emphasize the atmosphere of respecting teachers, valuing morality, insisting justice and being down to earth.
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We aim to cultivate youths as excellent cadres with technical abilities. We have six departments: mobile technicians, airplane technicians, transportation, mechanics, chemical engineering and electronics. We have an excellent system, beautiful environment, complete facilities, perfect faculties and normal life administration.

This school is founded to adapt to need to build national armed forces with the expectation of nurturing excellent cadres for our country as early as possible. Instructed in 1975 by then the Premier, Mr. Jin-kuo Chiang, this school is founded at June 16, 1976 by merging Army Preparatory School, Preparatory School for Naval Academy and Youth School for Air Forces and by enhancing the training to preparatory students of political campaigns.
Recently, through the great effort of all faculties, this school has been a highly competitive senior-high school with excellent faculty, complete facility, quiet and beautiful environment.

Brief History

This school was initially founded as Aviation Class at Nanjing in 1929 under the calling of “Aviation saves our country.” In 1932, the school was renamed as Central Aviation School and moved to Jianchiao, Hangzhou. As the Second Sino-Japanese War began, the school is moved to Kunming, Yunnan, and the name was fixed to “R.O.C. Air Force Academy.” After the victory of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the school was return to Jianchiao, Hangzhou, but soon was moved to current place at Gangshan in 4949 due to the rebellion of Chinese Communists. In 1950 this school was reformed to be a four-year university, recruiting for professional flight officer class.

Education Goals
  1. Through complete and coherent military education, we cultivate students as modern cadre of air forces facilitated with soldier-like spirit, morality and skills.
  2. By applying systematic course design, students are trained to be competitive to general university graduates, and to be able to propose further study.
  3. With the step-by-step physical exercise courses, students are trained to have guts, healthy bodies, persistence and determination.
  4. Through the regular life within groups and complete practice systems, students are cultivated as the cadre of air forces with honor, obedience and team spirit.
  5. Educational System

    Students of regular classes follow the university education of science- and engineering-major. The full course takes 4 years with at least 128 credits. Freshmen are partitioned by their proficiency to 4 departments: Aerospace Engineering, Aviation Electronics, Aviation Mechanics and Aviation Management. Graduates are given degrees of BEng or of B.B.A., and ranked as Second Lieutenants.
    Students will conduct flight authentication class by class after their graduation if they are qualified by the physical examination for aircrew. For those who do not suit to flight, they will be trained in Air Force Institute of Technology or in Army School for Artillery Corp and Missiles, and then they will be assigned jobs by the headquarter.
    Professional flight officer class recruits graduates from at least vocational schools. Class members will be ranked as Second Lieutenants after the graduation from 97-week specialized training composed of basic aviation theory, military courses and flight training.

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This school has been reformed as “R.O.C. Army Academy” from August 1st, 2005, and has an affiliated department of senior-high school. Through the effort made by previous principals, seniors and all faculties, we are approaching beautiful and complete campus gradually, and cultivate for army numerous basic-level cadres, who are ethical and capable of literal and martial arts. Now we briefly introduce our characteristics and effects:

  1. Campus facilities:
    Since the renovation in 1996, the most works had been done in our campus. Now over 3,000 students can be accommodate in our buildings in use, including 3 student dormitories, 3 classroom buildings, 7 practice factories and buildings for advanced studies, science and engineering. We have over 80,000 books collected, the latest information system and language classrooms in the center of information and books, finished in last year. Chung-Cheng Auditorium, gyms, swimming pools and sport fields are to be finished gradually at the end of next year. The above facilities can provide students an excellent and complete space of learning, exercising and living.
  2. Faculties:
    Excellent faculties are the keys to run a school successfully. We have 166 teachers, and 135 of them have degrees of Master or Ph.D. There are 52 teachers pursuing in-service education using leisure times: 6 of them are for Masters and the other 46 people for Ph.D. Many teachers in our school actively participate in academic research and publication among civil colleges, Ministry of Education and National Science Council. The quality of our faculties has reached the level of first-class technical colleges.
  3. Quality of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs):
    62% of current NCOs have a degree above associates: 3 Masters, 28 Bachelors and 5 Trainees returned from the U.S. They are the elites of NCOs. From this July, all cadres below company leaders will be substituted by NCOs, who will take the responsibility of leadership. NCOs will have a promising future in the coming leadership system of dual track of officers and NCOs. Stages are waiting for excellent students!
  4. Acquiring Certifications:
    Take the technical examination in 1995 as an example. 531 of the 589 students from our school are qualified by the level-3 examination of industrial electronics or of others. The qualification rate reached 90%. Currently, sophomores and juniors have acquired 2,462 certifications. That is, a student has 1.27 certifications in average. This is an excellent result.
  5. English Study:
    To enhance the language ability of NCOs, we establish subsidiary courses for GEPT. Number of people got certifications above elementary level was 44 in 93rd academic year, and increased to 64 in 94th academic year. We expect further increasing due to the coming GEPT of elementary level in this June. The NCO Training class for English mainly targets on the qualification by the ECL examination held by AIT. Now we have 16 people who are qualified by ECL examination and trained in the U.S. This is the result of everyone’s great effort.
  6. Competition for Techniques, Arts and Literatures:
    Students are encouraged to participate in inter-school competitions to cultivate their honor and competitiveness. We have 18 awards in arts, 8 in techniques and 12 in physical education from competitions in 1995. Here I want to praise the teachers and students of the department of chemical engineering: Among 150 works in the science exhibition for high schools in Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli this April, all five works of our own acquired 26 awards, including 1 champion and 4 excellent works. The 100% rate of winning prizes creates a historical record for our school. Those works are to participate in the science exhibition for senior high schools nationwide. “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” The excellent result of teaching and learning exhibits that students in military school are capable of both liberal and martial arts. The result also confirms that our students are the best.
    NCOs, the backbone of National Armed Forces and the basis of troops, are responsible to carry out various policies of National Armed Forces at basic level. We do our best to refine the cultivation for NCOs, to organize whole NCO education system and to frame ways to develop our school. We hope that excellent NCOs with military specialties, technological knowledge and liberal arts can be the backbone of army by being competent for multiple characters such as troops’ life managers, executors of basic works, performance evaluators, morale maintainers and psychological instructors. So, the result of NCO education is vital to the total power of troops. I mention the following points to encourage all officers, teachers and students:
    1. Recruit More Excellent Students
      We have excellent faculties and complete facilities. We run our school with targets, features and obvious results. After graduation, you students will have associate’s degree and professional certifications, and can further pursue for Master degree. Your military life must be full of opportunities. As the principal of this school, I frankly tell students in the department of senior-high that the best further education is to re-register to this school after one year from graduation. Also tell your friends to study in this excellent school where is full of hopes.
    2. Acquire More Professional Certifications
      “Specialties are my features, and competence is my word.” We have many examination fields recognized by Council of Labor Affairs and high qualification rate mentioned previously. But we cannot stop here. We should build our professional authoritativeness by requiring senior-high students to acquire level-3 certification for specialties and computer, and by demanding junior-college students to acquire certifications at least at level-2 for specialties, and level-3 computer certifications. Our students will be professional military leading cadres with high-quality.
    3. Raise English Ability
      Recently, National Armed Forces demand thirstily for cadres with foreign language capability due to the digitalization, technology and internationalization for organizations, equipment updates, weapon purchases and manpower training. Combined with the preparation for fight, our school continues to promote teaching and learning of foreign languages based on the previous foundation. We integrate English into daily life to build an excellent English-learning environment which is cheery, of life, of work and of scenario. Students will enhance their English ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. We hope that before graduation, senior-high students will acquire the GEPT certification of elementary level, and junior-college students of intermediate level. We plan to increase English courses in Regular Classes for Master Sergeants and the course grades account in evaluations. Before graduating from NCO Training class for English, students should pass ECL examination at least.
    4. Help to Promote All-Citizen National Defense
      Army, the main force to defend Taiwan and Penghu, is responsible to fight off enemies and to ensure territory security. Hence, the quality of weapons and that of cadres are absolutely vital to the fighting power. Besides purchasing weapons meeting defense needs, we should further ask for all citizens to be coherent for National Defense, and to assert national security together. We can therefore protect the welfare of all citizens and raise the total effectiveness of National Defense.
      Through the effort of visitors, seniors, faculties, students and parents thereof, our school is now an excellent military school containing the cultivation of liberal arts. From now on, we will do our best to create excellences with the strong sense of responsibility.
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Founded in 1902, this college has the longest history among the military schools in our country. Previously, this college was called “Military Surgeon School.” At June 1st, 1947, National Defense Medical Center was organized by merging War-Time Hygiene Officers’ Training School and its branches. Following the R.O.C. central government, the center was moved to Reservoir, Taipei. This center has had a closer education organization because Tri-Service General Hospital, already a teaching hospital, was merged as the affiliated teaching hospital of the center. To match the need of this era and medical development of national defense, the center nurtures high-level teachers and scholars, replenishes basic-level cadre members, and launch institutes and classes for professional hygiene services. At the end of 1999, the center was moved to current address at Neihu after the Renovation of National Defense Medical Center completed.

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  1. Vision:
    The future military education will focus on further education for the whole group. Hence, we must prepare for the knowledge management to cope with the trend of “knowledge economy and military.” Based on this perspective, we will set our vision to be “the digital learning center of naval technical resources.” Through this vision, we expect higher administration efficiency and better teaching quality. Meanwhile, with the guidance and assistance for getting certifications, we will raise our level of professional specialty and power of technical training concretely. We will effectively achieve the mission as a technical school for navy.
  2. Education Faith and Mission:
    The word “Technical” in our school name means “Proficiency in technology and possession of both ethics and skills,” which is our consistent faith of education. Based on the faith, we cultivate basic-level officers and NCOs to be creative and proficient in technology, strategy and management. We dedicate our efforts to accomplish the mission of “Teach for fight, educate for service” with goals of being holistic, concrete, systematic, professional, standardized and informational.
  3. Management Policy:
    Students are cultivated to have proficiency of literal and martial arts, and to be responsible, insistent, of sacrifice, creative, aggressive, obedient, diligent, neatly clean and self-discipline. Students are trained with basic military skills and abilities so they will improve further and further on thought, ethics, physique and fighting skills. Also, to meet the demand of developing personnel management, military and political educations are strengthened to consolidate students’ creativeness, independence, responsibility and determination, to unify students’ strategic thinking and to enhance students’ main ability. Students are therefore trained to be excellent cadres and qualified fighters who are calm, observant and flexible.
  4. Educational Goals :
    1. Holistic:Cultivate students with soldier characteristics.
    2. Concrete: Enrich facilities.
    3. Systematic: Frame complete education plans.
    4. Standardized: Complete training procedures.
    5. Professional: Raise the quality of instructors.
    6. Informational: Share training resources.
    7. Management Faith:
      We polish our education quality and the cultivation of talents by focusing equally on teaching, academic research and practices. Combining the lifelong learning policy set by government, we also conduct “Continuing Education” to strengthen cadres’ specialties such as main ability, language using, information and management. We hope the total enhancement of military manpower will satisfy the demand for high-quality manpower, in both quality and quantity, from armadas, marine corps, factories and repositories. Furthermore, we hope military education to be a part of education in R.O.C.
    8. Concrete Actions:
      1. Build a systematic and standardized model for military training by setting explicitly for various levels of corps training targets, responsibility, courses, lecture notes, timing, steps, methodologies, essentials and teaching guidance.
      2. Build our training power and acquire physical facilities or simulators according to the update plan for ships and on-shore equipments.
      3. Become the consultant center and paradigm for military organizations to supervise corps by building teaching standards and actual plans for certifications of armada training and practices.
      4. Check rigorously for internal resources by ISO-9001-2000, Quality Management System.
      5. Enrich training power by rewarding instructors for publications, evaluating instructors’ performance, and carrying out training for instructors such as in-service training, training for second specialty, or foreign training for arms sales.
      6. Share resources and information through the internet-based “Administrative System for Education” and “Distance Learning System.”
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  1. Air Force Institute of Technology:
    This school was “Air Force Technical School” previously. In 2001, this school was reformed as a technical institute after the evaluation by Ministry of Education, which corresponded to the development of defense technology and the reform of vocational education. This school was renamed as “Air Force Institute of Technology” at August 1st, 2002. We are responsible to train two-year-college officers and technical NCOs whose specialties cover aviation mechanics, civil engineering, technical supplies, communication and electronics, Air Traffic Control and atmospheric measurement, etc. We are the only one technical institute training aviation specialists for National Armed Forces.
  2. The Brief History of the Original “Air Force Technical School”:
    This school was previously Air Force Mechanical School and Air Force Communication and Electronics School. The two schools were merged as “Air Force Technical School” at August 1st, 1996 to meet the deployment policy. Sited at Gangshan, Kaohsiung, the first campus, where the office of our administrative staff locates, was the area of original Air Force Communication and Electronics School. The second campus was the area of original Air Force Mechanical School.
  3. The Brief History of the Original “Air Force Mechanical School”:
    In October, 1933, the Preparatory Committee of Aviation Mechanics School was set up to train aviation mechanical engineers. The school was founded at March 16th, 1936 at Nanchang, Jiangxi, moved to Chengdu, Sichuan due to the Second Sino-Japanese War, reformed as “Air Force Mechanical School” at November 1st, 1937, and moved to Gangshan, Kaohsiung in 1949.
  4. The Brief History of the Original “Air Force Communication and Electronics School”:
    Feeling the lack of engineers for communication, the communication engineers’ class was affiliated to Central Aviation School at Jianchiao, Hangzhou in the Spring of 1937. The class was moved to Chengdu, Sichuan in February, 1941 and renamed as “The Training Class for Air Force Communication Engineers.” The “Air Force Communication School” was founded at January 1st, 1944 and moved to Gangshan, Kaohsiung in 1949. The school was renamed as “Air Force Communication and Electronics School” in 1957 because of the improvement of Air Force electronic communication equipments and the gradually enlarged education of communication electronics.

Navy is a technological armed force. With the arrival of the century of high-tech battle fields, the demand for manpower if shifted from quantity to quality. Therefore, to achieve the mission of nurturing excellent modern officers for navy, we creatively reformed our education and course design based on the navy characteristics, school traditions, developing trends of tertiary education and features of military schools worldwide. This had been carried out since October, 2001 under the instruction of Mr. Jye Lee, then the commander-in-chief of navy.
We develop our school according to “Military Education Regulation,” “University Law” and related laws and regulations for tertiary education. Incorporated with the goal of “Train for service” and “Combine training and service,” students learn liberal arts and develop their specialties through the education integrated with science, philosophy and military science under the spirit of “Learning both navigation and turbine” and of “Polishing both ethics and skills.” Our education system is the same as that of civil universities: four-year training by departments with intramural courses across departments. Students can therefore lay their foundation for general sciences. We enrich the contents for the education of liberal arts to pass down the excellent naval traditions, and to add glory to the atmosphere of mutual respect and of absolute sincerity. Furthermore, we integrate the training for military specialties to enrich the basic concept of naval strategies and military specialties. Students are hence trained as modern naval officers with knowledge of technology, clear logic, creativeness and leadership.
The largest difference between military schools and civil schools is “the cultivation of officer characteristics.” We partition the cultivation into 3 parts: ethics, cadre characteristics and military fields. Also, we organize activities such as forums, inter-school exchange, summer training and practice on ships, etc. Students are cultivated as naval cadres with positive characteristics through the cultivation from various aspects like probation, guidance and activities.

Our strategy to defense Taiwan and Penghu is “effective deterrence and solid defense.” We realized that we must have actual strength to deter enemies effectively, and we must prepare ourselves to defense solidly. As the mission of military schools is to cultivate excellent cadres to service our country, we set our two education axis to be “strategic practices” and “professional skills.” “Strategic practices,” centered on the instruction of “victory at shores,” is the design of action basis for engineering corps and of interdiction principles targeting on five missions: ports, anti-landing, towns, battlefields and shores. As to the aspect of professional skills, we train students to have professional abilities, and to acquire certifications in order to prepare for the support of solid defense for troops attacking mainly. Hence we accomplish the policy “Train for fight and for service.”
Marine Corps School, affiliated to the Naval Education, Training and Standards Development Command, is dedicated to the basic education, further education and professional education for officers and NCOs of marine corps. Marine Corps School is responsible for the pre-assuming-office lectures for cadres, for the nurturing of teachers for physical battle skills, and for the second stage of specialty training for trainees. Marine Corps School also host classes for Political Campaign School, for R.O.C. Naval Academy, for summer classes demanded by comrades and for classes related to amphibious operations.
We are the main organization researching and developing strategy for amphibious operations of National Armed Forces. We are unique in our country’s military training system due to the mission of considering training for both on-land fighting and amphibious operations. So, we focus primarily on fighting skills, strategic ability, insistence and team spirit when training students.
“Permanent loyalty” is the motto of Marine Corps. Members of Marine corps hold the spirit that “Serve one day in Marine Corps, dedicate for Marine Corps forever.” Marines seek for excellence and do not afraid of suffering, difficulties and death. R.O.C. Marine Corps is recognized as the toughest troop throughout the country and from abroad. Kai-shek Chiang, The former President of R.O.C., praised that Marines are the heroes among heroes. Dear friends, are you willing to take the challenges? Join Navy and serve in Marine Corps, Marine Corps School will help you become the heroes among heroes. We expect the best choice from you – join Marine Corps. More....

Education is the basis of nurturing people and of building armed forces for fight at once. Therefore, all faculties of this school dedicate themselves actively into educating students based on the faith of being systematic, corporative, familial and gardened. All faculties promote various tasks with the attitude that “Do as long as you know.”

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