MILS 10041 – Introduction to Leadership I
Fall. One class per week. A progressive overview of the U.S. Army to include its history, its organization, its customs and courtesies, its strategic mission, dynamic structure, and methods of tactical deployment. This class is a bridge from a civilian lifestyle to a military lifestyle. Students start on the road to leadership, personal development, and physical training. Eligible students have the opportunity to be considered for scholarship consideration. Prerequisites: None
MILS 10081 – Introduction to Leadership II
Spring. One class per week. Fundamentals of basic tactics to include movement techniques, battle drill/assault techniques, squad tactical control measures, land navigation, and first-aid training. Designed to give the student an initial level of tactical proficiency and a degree of leadership training. Eligible students have the opportunity to be considered for scholarship consideration. Prerequisites: None
MILS 20042 Basic Leadership I
One class per week. Challenges the student to become tactically and technically proficient. Students study the military element of power, learn and practice first aid, use light infantry tactics, and gain a fundamental knowledge of map reading. The focus continues to build on developing knowledge of the leadership attributes and core leader competencies through the understanding of 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. Prerequisite: Concurrent or past enrollment in MILS 10041 or permission of the department chair.
MILS 20092 Basic Leadership II
One class per week. This course prepares students to be positive and assertive leaders and conduct instruction through the study and application of basic military leadership principles. Includes leadership assessment training and student classroom presentations. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. Case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios. Prerequisite: Concurrent or past enrollment in MILS 10041 Introduction to Military Science or permission of the department chair.
MILS 30053 Intermediate Leadership I
One class per week. Students learn effective counseling, writing and human relation skills necessary to positively influence human behavior. Students develop confidence and leadership experience in addition to land navigation skills and tactical proficiency. Students encounter group participation opportunities and exposure to multiple leadership situations. Prerequisite: Basic Course or equivalent credit.
MILS 30063 Intermediate Leadership II
One class per week. An analysis of the leader’s role in directing and coordinating the efforts of individuals and organizations. This professional block of instruction allows leadership opportunity and analysis in dynamic situations. Students practice and learn the necessary skills to take charge when responsible as well as control and positively influence personnel under stressful situations. Additional professional skills are also taught. Prerequisite.
Completion of MILS 30053
Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC)
The Leader Development and Assessment Course is the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s capstone training and assessment exercise held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington each summer. This course is required for all Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to become Army officers and is attended after completion of the MILS 30063 course.
MILS 40053 Advanced Leadership I
One Class per week. This course is a continuation of the building block approach starting with the skills mastered in MS I, II and III. It further develops the leadership skills necessary for success as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army focused on four developmental blocks: Leadership, Values and Ethics, Officership, and Tactics and Techniques. The outcome of the course prepares our senior cadets transition from college student to commissioned officer by allowing them to lead the cadet battalion.
MILS 40063 Advanced Leadership II
One Class per week. The final semester focuses on completing the transition from cadet to lieutenant. The semester covers the four developmental blocks in MILS40053 and includes instruction on many important specific military topics, including: ethics; military law; leadership in combat; basics of personnel, supply, and maintenance and what to expect as a 2LT, to include common mistakes and career choices. The outcome of this course are cadets transitioned to Army Officers with the following leader attributes: critical thinking and problem solving, agility and adaptability, initiative, and effective oral and written communication.
MILS 10001 Leadership Lab
This course facilitates the development of leadership skills while giving practical experience in military skills. Areas of emphasis include, squad level tactics, first aid, land navigation and drill and ceremonies. Advanced Course cadets conduct the training and lead the cadet battalion under cadre supervision. A weekend field training exercise and weekly physical fitness training are included in the course.