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Freshman Fall Semester

  • MIL 101 – Fundamentals of Leadership I with Lab 3 Credits

Introduces students to fundamental components of service as an officer in the U.S. Army. These initial lessons form the building blocks of progressive lessons in values, fitness, leadership, and officership. Additionally, the course addresses “life skills,” including fitness, communications theory and practice (written and oral), and interpersonal relationships.

Freshman Spring Semester

  • MIL 102 – Fundamentals of Leadership II with Lab 3 Credits

Builds upon the fundamentals introduced in the previous course by focusing on leadership theory and decision making “Life skills” lessons in this course include problem solving, critical thinking, leadership theory, follower ship, group interaction, goal setting, and feedback mechanisms. Prerequisite: MIL 101.

Sophomore Fall Semester

  • MIL 201 – Principles of Military Leadership I with Lab 3 Credits

Contains the principal leadership instruction of the Basic Program. Building upon the fundamentals introduced in the MIL 101-102 courses, this instruction delves into several aspects of communication and leadership theory. Virtually the entire semester teaches critical “life skills,” and the integration of practical exercises is significantly increased to facilitate comprehension. The course culminates with a major leadership and problem-solving case study. Prerequisite: MIL 102.

Sophomore Spring Semester

  • MIL 202 – American Military History 3 Credits

Using lecture and small group discussions, this course is a survey of the American military experience from the Colonial wars to Desert Storm. The instruction analyzes the policies, strategies, and tactics of three centuries of military history. These events are analyzed using the conventional discipline of historical methodology and the classical norms of the principles of warfare. Same as HIS 202.

  • MIL 203 – Principles of Military Leadership II with Lab 3 Credits

The final semester of the Basic Program focuses principally on officership and examination of the unique purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers. Includes a review of the origin of our institutional values and their practical application. The Capstone Case Study in Officership analyzes the Army’s successes and failures as it evolved from the Vietnam War to present. Prerequisite: MIL 201.

Junior Fall Semester

  • MIL 301 – Small Unit Leadership I with Lab 3 Credits

Intended to build leadership and facilitate the cadet’s initial demonstration of individual leadership potential at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course. Leadership positions during labs and small unit operations, and instruction in the principles of war provide the necessary knowledge base to address motivational theory and techniques, the role and actions of leaders, and risk assessment. Prerequisite: MIL 203.

Junior Spring Semester

  • MIL 302 – Small Unit Leadership II with Lab 3 Credits

Focuses on doctrinal leadership and tactical operations at the small-unit level. It includes opportunities to plan, resource, and conduct individual and collective training while adhering to U.S. Army doctrinal concepts to gain leadership and tactical experience. Synthesizes the components of training, leadership, and team-building, ensuring cadets possess confidence and competence of leadership in a small-unit setting. Prerequisite: MIL 301.

Senior Fall Semester

  • MIL 401 – Leadership and Management I with Lab 3 Credits

Concentrates on leadership, management, and ethics and begins the final transition from cadet to lieutenant. The course focuses cadets on attaining knowledge and proficiency in several critical areas they will need to operate effectively as Army officers. These areas include: coordinating activities with staffs, counseling theory, and practice within the “Army context,” training management, and ethics. Prerequisite: MIL 302.

Senior Spring Semester

  • MIL 402 – Leadership and Management II with Lab 3 Credits

The final semester focuses on completing the transition from cadet to lieutenant. Begins with a foundation in the legal aspects of decision-making and leadership. The next module introduces how the Army organizes for operations from the tactical to strategic level. The capstone exercise requires cadets to apply their knowledge to solve problems commonly faced by junior officers. Prerequisite: MIL 401.