Foundations of Officership

MLS103

Introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets will learn how the personal development of life skills, such as time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, 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 Cadet. (Formerly MLS 101)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Introduction to Leadership

MLS104

Overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Cadets explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. (Formerly MLS 102)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Introduction to the Army

MLS105

Introduction to the Army and the Profession of Arms. Examination of the Army profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army. Emphasis on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining an understanding of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for leadership development. (formerly MLS103)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership

MLS106

Introduction to the Army and the Profession of Arms, instilling the Army as a values- based organization that embraces the scholar-athlete-warrior ethos. Focus on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining an understanding of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for leadership development. (formerly MLS104)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Leadership and Teamwork

MLS203

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. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises, and participating in leadership labs. The focus continues to build on developing knowledge of the leadership values and attributes through understanding Army rank, structure, and duties as well as broadening knowledge of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies will provide a tangible context for learning the Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). (Previously MLS 201)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Leadership and Teamwork

MLS204

Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). This course highlights 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 and provides a smooth transition into the MSIII year. 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. (Formerly MLS 202)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Leadership and Decision Making

MLS205

Introduction to critical and creative thinking as it applies to mission command, Troop Leading Procedures (TLP), and the officer‘s role in leading change by applying innovative solutions to problems. Emphasis on integrating the principles, theories, methods, and practices of effective leadership, problem solving, military operations, and personal development in order to adequately prepare Cadets for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Advanced Courses. (formerly MLS205)

2 Credits: 2 Lecture

Army Doctrine and Team Development

MLS206

Introduction to Army doctrine and team development. Emphasis on writing skills and presenting information briefings for officer candidates. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leader attributes, values, and core leader competencies from the instructor, other Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadre, and MSL IV Cadets using DA Form 4856 Developmental Counseling Form. (formerly MLS204)

2 Credits: 2 Lecture

Leadership and Problem Solving

MLS303

You are challenged to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive team leadership skills as you are presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. You will receive systematic and specific feedback on your leadership abilities. (Formerly MLS 301)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Leadership and Ethics

MLS304

You are challenged to study, practice, evaluate, and apply leadership skills as you are presented with the demands of the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Challenging scenarios related to small unit tactical operations are used to develop self awareness and critical thinking skills. You will receive systematic and specific feedback on your leadership abilities. (Formerly MLS 302)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Training Management and the Warfighting Functions

MLS305

Examination and application of the fundamentals of Army leadership, officership, Army Values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. Emphasis on planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating, and leading a squad and platoon in the execution of a mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, and during a Field Training Exercise (FTX). (formerly MLS303)

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations

MLS306

Examination of the fundamentals of direct-level leadership and small unit tactics at the platoon level. Emphasis on planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating, and leading a platoon in the execution of operations. Preparation for the Cadet Summer Training Advanced Camp in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. (formerly MLS304)

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Developmental Leadership

MLS403

Plan, conduct, and evaluate activities of the ROTC Cadet organization. Continue to develop confidence in the skills to lead people and manage resources. Start the transition from Cadet to Lieutenant. (Formerly MLS 401)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

Officership

MLS404

Plan, conduct and evaluate activities of the ROTC Cadet organization. Continue to develop confidence in the skills to lead people and manage resources. Start the transition from Cadet to Lieutenant. (Formerly MLS 402)

1 Credit: 1 Lecture

The Army Officer

MLS405

Examination of Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at platoon level. Emphasis on planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating, and leading a platoon in future operational environments. Preparation for Basic Officer Leaders Course (BOLC) B course after commencement and mandatory requirement for commissioning. (formerly MLS403)

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Company Grade Leadership

MLS406

Examination of abilities required of junior officers pertaining to the Army in Unified Land Operations and Company Grade Officer roles and responsibilities. Preparation for Basic Officer Leaders Course (BOLC) B course after commencement and mandatory requirement for commissioning. Includes oversight of MSL III lesson facilitation while supervised by Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Cadre. (formerly MLS404)

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab