Military Science | Leadership Under Fire
G302 | 8787- | 8786 Christopher Hormel
Contracted cadets only. Includes Lab.
This course examines leadership and ethical decision making. Small
unit battle drills are introduced to prepare for future Situation
Training Exercises. Additional training focuses on road marches,
combat water survival, and tactical reporting. Periodic weekend
leadership labs, physical training and a weekend field training
exercise are mandatory course requirements. MSL 302 uses
increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build
cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in
decision-making, persuading and motivating team members when "under
fire" are explored, evaluated, and developed. Aspects of military
operations are reviewed as a means of preparing for the ROTC Leader
Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Cadets are expected to
apply basic principles of the Law of Land Warfare, Army training,
and motivation to troop leading procedures. Emphasis is also placed
on conducting military briefings and developing proficiency in
Garrison operation orders. MSL 302 cadets are evaluated on what they
know and do as leaders. Periodic weekend leadership labs, physical
training and a weekend field training exercise are mandatory course
requirements. Extracurricular activities (optional) include Pershing
Rifles and Little 50 and 500.
In addition to the MSL courses, Leadership Labs provide practical
experience for cadets and are scheduled during each semester.
Leadership Labs meet a minimum of 1 hour per week. The Leadership
Labs in the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) I ROTC Curriculum
are designed to build on the classroom material from the week in
which they are scheduled and contain activities for all MSL levels.
Like the curriculum, the Leadership Labs are also progressive and
sequential, yet they are flexible enough to accommodate geographic
restrictions, such as winter weather conditions.