Foundation of Leadership

(1/4 course, Unbilled)

This course 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 Requirements Model (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. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties, and basic aspects of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). This course requires participation in 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 (contracted students only) 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.