ROTC 4311 Adaptive Leadership

This course is a practical application of adaptive leadership. Throughout the semester, students are assigned the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and must apply the fundamentals of principles of training, the training management, the Army writing style and military decision making to weekly training meetings. During these weekly training meetings, the student will plan, execute and assess ROTC training and recruiting events. Students will study the special trust proposed to Army Officers by the US Constitution and the President of the United States--a special trust given to no other civilian professions. Students will study how Army values and leader ethics are applied in the Contemporary Operating Environment and how these values and ethics are relevant to everyday life. The student will study the Army officer's role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the counseling of subordinates, administrative actions and the management of an Army Officer's career. Students will be given numerous opportunities to train, mentor and evaluate underclass students enrolled in the ROTC Basic Course while being mentored and evaluated by experienced ROTC cadre. This course is designed to include multiple opportunities for student-centered learning, to include, but not limited to student reading assignments, practical exercises and case studies; student-delivered briefings and operations orders; and a variety of student assessments such as quizzes, a mid-term and a final exam. In addition, students are rotated through a variety of leadership positions that support a variety of ROTC battalion training and recruiting events throughout the semester where the student will receive detailed and constructive feedback on their leader attributes and core leader competencies from experienced cadre. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.


ROTC 4312 Leadership in a Complex World

This course explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). You will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. You also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and "What Now, Lieutenant?" exercises to prepare cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.