ML 101 introduces you to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. You will learn how the personal development of life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officer ship, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
ML 102 overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. You will explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.
This course is a requirement for commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. The course is a study of the United States Army physical fitness program, including aerobic exercises and strength - building programs, which improve actual leadership and fitness opportunities. Physical Training (PT) is an expectation that the students will be required to attend. PT will be conducted on campus three times a week with one day being mandatory. This 105 course is taken once during the student's time as a cadet with the Battalion. There is no military obligation associated with this course.
ML 201 explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by studying historical case studies and engaging in interactive student exercises. Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of rank, uniform, customs, and courtesies. Leadership case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating environment (COE).
ML 202 examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). This course will highlight dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Continued study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. ML 202 provides a smooth transition into ML 301. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.
Students conduct self-assessment of leadership style, develop personal fitness regimen, and learn to plan and conduct individual/small unit tactical training while testing reasoning and problem-solving techniques. Students receive direct feedback on leadership abilities.
Examines the role of communications, values and ethics play in effective leadership. Topics include ethical decision making, consideration of others, spirituality in the military and surveys Army leadership doctrine. Emphasis on improving oral and written communication abilities.
Historical analysis of American theory of warfare from colonial period through Operation Desert Storm and the applications of Force XXI. Social, economic and political influences are examined, tracing the evolution of the American military; the development of a global military strategy, imprint of the social fabric of the nation on the military as the United States evolved into a world power. Additionally, the student will examine the effects of institutions on organization structures. Technology and the practice of warfare is emphasized.
Develop student proficiency in planning and executing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff and mentoring subordinates. Students explore training management, methods of effective staff collaboration, and developmental counseling techniques.
Study includes case study analysis of military law and practical exercises on establishing an ethical command climate. Students must complete a semester long senior leadership project that requires them to plan, organize, collaborate analyze and demonstrate their leadership skills.