MSL 101 (1.5h) Leadership and Personal Development: Introduction to the personal
challenges and competencies that are critical for efective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal
development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical ftness,
and stress management relate to leadership, ofcership, and the Army profession.
MSL 102 (3h) Introduction to Tactical Leadership: Introduction to Army terms, philosophies, and basic leadership concepts. Aims to help cadets focus on developing themselves into exceptional leaders.
MSL 201 (3h) Innovative Team Leadership: Explores the dimensions of creative and
innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical
leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior
theories). Cadets practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs.
MSL 202 (3h) Foundations of Tactical Leadership: Examines the challenges of leading
tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). Highlights dimensions
of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military
MSL 301 (3h) Adaptive Team Leadership: Challenges cadets to study, practice, and
evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad
tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specifc feedback on their leadership attributes and
actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self evaluations, cadets continue to develop
their leadership and critical thinking abilities. Te focus is developing cadets’ tactical leadership
abilities to enable them to succeed at ROTC’s summer Leadership Development and Assessment
MSL 302 (3h) Leadership in Changing Environments: Uses increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to
platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. They also conduct
military briefngs and develop profciency in garrison operation orders. Focus is on exploring,
evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members
in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Cadets are evaluated on what they know and
do as leaders as they prepare to attend the ROTC summer Leader Development Assessment Course
MSL 401 (3h) Developing Adaptive Leaders: Transitions the focus of student learning
from being trained, mentored and evaluated as a cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate
underclass cadets. Cadets will learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staf ofcer and apply
the Military Decision Making Process, Army writing style and the Army’s principles of training and
training management cycle during weekly training meetings to plan, execute and assess battalion
training events. Cadets will learn about the special trust proposed by the U.S. Constitution to Army
Ofcers—a trust above and beyond other professions. Cadets will learn Army values and ethics and
how to apply them to everyday life as well as in the Contemporary Operating Environment. Te
cadets will learn about the ofcer’s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, counseling subordinates, administrative actions and methods on how to best manage their career as an Army officer.
MSL 402 (3h) Leadership in a Complex Environment: Continuation of MSL 401 with emphasis
on the transition from cadet to ofcer. Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of
current military operations in the Contemporary Operating Environment. 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 non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefeld, and host nation support.
Leadership Laboratory (0h): Basic military skills instruction designed to technically and tactically qualify the student for assumption of an ofcer leadership position at the small-unit level. Either MIL 117 (fall) or 118 (spring) is required each semester for contracted AROTC cadets (including those conditionally contracted), advance designee scholarship winners, and non- contracted AROTC cadets taking their third and fourth military science courses. Pass/Fail only.
*NOTE: ALL MS III and MS IV classes are taught at WFU.
*All ROTC Cadets have to take a military history class prior to graduation:
Military History Requirement: Prior to graduation, cadets must complete a university sponsored Military History course. Courses which will satisfy this requirement for each University are:
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