OTP MS 100: Leadership Laboratory
(All classes) Practical exercise in the knowledge and skill requirements of leaders of small units and organizations. Application includes practice in preparation, conduct, evaluation of training in physical training, drill and ceremony, common skill tasks, basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, communications and survival skills, and adventure training. Requires participation in one overnight field training exercise.
OTP MS 101: Leadership and Personal Development
Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, 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 leader attributes and core leader competencies while gaining a big-picture understanding of ROTC, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
OTP MS 102: Introduction to Tactical Leadership
Overview of 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, and competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Continued emphasis is placed on recruitment and retention of cadets. Cadre role models and the building of stronger relationships among the cadets through common experience and practical interaction are critical aspects of the MS 102 experience.
OTP MS 201: Innovative Team Leadership
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).
OTP MS 202: Foundations of Tactical Leadership
Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). Highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Provides a smooth transition into MS 301. 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.
OTP MS 301: Adaptive Team Leadership
Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing for 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. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions. Provides a smooth transition into MS 302. 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. 1 cr. 1st sem.
OTP MS 302: Applied Team Leadership
Cadets study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level. At the conclusion of the course, cadets will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. Successful completion of this course will help prepare Cadets for success at the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which cadets will attend the following summer at Fort Lewis, WA. Course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, and practical exercises, a mid-term and a final exam. Cadets will receive systematic and specific feedback on their leader attributes and core leader competencies from their instructor and other ROTC cadre and MSL IV cadets who will evaluate using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model.
OTP MS 401: Adaptive Leadership
Develops proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing leadership-performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make sound ethical decisions, and provide coaching and mentoring to fellow ROTC Cadets. MSL IV Cadets are measured by their ability to give and receive systematic and specific feedback on leadership abilities using the Socratic model of reflective learning. Cadets at the MSL IV level analyze and evaluate the leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions of MSL III Cadets while simultaneously considering their own leadership skills. Attention is given to preparation for success at BOLC B, and the development of leadership abilities. 1 cr. 1st sem.
OTP MS 402: Leadership in a Complex World
Course transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as an MSL III Cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass cadets. MSL IV Cadets learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process, Army Writing Style, and the Army's Training Management and METL Development processes during weekly Training Meetings to plan, execute, and access battalion training events. Cadets learn to safely conduct training by understanding and employing the Composite Risk Management Process. Cadets learn how to use the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program to reduce and manage stress.
OTP MS 501: American Military History
Goal of this course is to produce leaders who use critical thinking grounded in military history as the basis for decision making. Course provides a foundation in Army and branch heritage, teaches the history of the profession of arms and introduces historical method/analysis and application of contextual thinking. Program objectives are to develop and sustain historically minded soldiers and civilians capable of bringing historical perspective to bear on contemporary military problems. 1 cr. 1st sem.