Military Science (MILS)


MILS A101 Leadership and Personal Development 1 Credit

Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Educates students on how the personal development of life skills such as time management, physical fitness and stress management relate to leadership, officership and Army operations. Develops basic knowledge and comprehension of Army Leadership Dimensions while gaining a big-picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army and its advantages for the student.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A102 Introduction to Tactical Leadership 1 Credit

Overview of leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Explores dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on and interactive exercises.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A150 Army ROTC Leadership and Physical Training Laboratory 1 Credit

Allows for practical experience of theories learned in a classroom environment. Exercises principles of patrolling, land navigation and physical training in a real world environment. Evaluates proficiency in one field training exercise per semester lasting no longer than 72 hours. Tests their academic knowledge and prepares them for their future roles as United States Army Officers.
Registration Restrictions: Students must be enrolled in Army ROTC academic courses unless they have completed all ROTC academic courses for program completion. Corequisites are: MILS A101 or MILS A102 or MILS A201 or MILS A202 or MILS A301 or MILS A302 or MILS A401 or MILS A402.

MILS A201 Foundations of Leadership 3 Credits

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 framework. Evaluates personal motivation and team building through planning, executing and assessing team exercises.

Prerequisites: MILS A102 with a minimum grade of D.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A202 Foundations of Tactical Leadership 3 Credits

Examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations through the study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model.

Prerequisites: MILS A201 with a minimum grade of D.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A301 Adaptive Team Leadership 3 Credits

Challenges students to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Provides systematic and specific feedback on students' leadership attributes and actions. Develops leadership and critical thinking abilities.
Registration Restrictions: Restricted to contracted ROTC cadets only.

Prerequisites: MILS A202 with a minimum grade of D.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A302 Applied Team Leadership 3 Credits

Uses increasingly intense situations for applied team leadership challenges to build student awareness and skills in leading tactical operations at the small unit level. Students review aspects of full spectrum operations. Develops proficiency in the operations orders process by conducting military briefings.
Registration Restrictions: Restricted to contracted ROTC cadets only.

Prerequisites: MILS A301 with a minimum grade of D.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A401 Adaptive Leadership 3 Credits

Transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as an MS III Cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass Cadets. Explains the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer. Applies the Military Decision Making Process, Army writing style and the Army's principles of training and training management cycle during weekly training meetings to plan, execute and assess battalion training events. Demonstrates Army values and ethics and how to apply them to everyday life as well as in the Contemporary Operating Environment. Examines the officer's role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, counseling subordinates, and methods on how to best manage their career as an Army Officer.
Registration Restrictions: Restricted to contracted ROTC cadets only.

Prerequisites: MILS A302 with a minimum grade of D.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A402 Leadership in a Complex World 3 Credits

Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Examines differences in customs and courtesies, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Explores aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support.
Registration Restrictions: Restricted to contracted ROTC cadets only.

Prerequisites: MILS A401 with a minimum grade of D.

Corequisites: MILS A150.

MILS A450 History of the United States Army 3 Credits

Develops student awareness of the relationship of the military establishment to society in the United States. Examines the evolution of war and the progression of military professionalism and provides an awareness of and purpose for military operations from colonial America to present day. Discusses the importance of understanding United States Army history as a part of the military profession. Analyzes the evolution of both tactics and force structure of the United States Army during these periods.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval