(1/4 course, Unbilled)
This is an academically challenging course where students will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, Officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the squad and patrol/platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, students will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a squad or patrol in the execution of a tactical mission during a classroom practical exercise (PE), a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for success at the ROTC Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which they will attend the following summer at Fort Lewis, WA. This course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, practical exercises, mid-term exam, and written papers. Students will receive systematic and specific feedback on leader attributes, values, and core leader competencies from the course instructor and other ROTC cadre and MS IV Cadets who will evaluate students using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model. This course requires physical training (PT) for one hour three days per week. The PT component is a combination of strength conditioning, running, and cardiovascular exercises, and requires a passing score on the Army Physical Fitness Test by the end of the semester.
Physical Activity and Wellness Education: Counts for 1/4 course (1 credit) of Physical Activity (PHA) for students who successfully complete the course.