The dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield and host nation support. Laboratory required for ROTC cadets. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite: Military Science 401S. One course.
Development of cadet proficiency in planning, executing and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Assessing risk, making ethical decisions, and leading fellow ROTC cadets; identifying responsibilities of key staff, coordinating staff roles and using situational opportunities to teach, train and develop subordinates. Study of military justice and personnel processes in preparation for transition to the Army. Laboratory required for Army ROTC cadets. Consent of instructor required.
Use of increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Aspects of combat, stability and support operations. Conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operations orders. Focus on developing skills in decision-making, persuading and motivating team members. Cadets evaluated as leaders in preparation for ROTC summer Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Laboratory required for Army ROTC cadets. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite: Military Science 301.
The study, practice and evaluation of adaptive leadership skills in the context of squad tactical operations. Focus on developing cadets' tactical leadership abilities in preparation for ROTC's summer Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Laboratory required for Army ROTC cadets. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite: Completion of first two years of ROTC or prior military experience. One course.