MLSC 305 is a progressive course that leads the student through a series of five modules that introduce them to the principles of small group leadership, tactics, communication techniques, decision making, and troop leading procedures. Our focus is on developing leadership competence. The lessons require students to participate in class and in the weekly Leadership Lab. Students conduct practical application of principles of leadership/management as applied in classroom and field to include case studies in psychological, physiological, and sociological factors that affect human behavior. Individually and in groups, students solve leadership problems common to small units.
During this course, students will continue to apply and hone the leadership skills developed in MLSC 305. Emphasis will be on analyzing tasks and preparing written or oral guidance for team members to accomplish tasks. Students will delegate, supervise, and plan for/adapt to the unexpected in organizations under stress. Students will also continue to receive an assessment of their performance designed to highlight their strengths and weaknesses and improve their leadership skills. Students continue the practical application of principles of leadership/management as applied in classroom and field environments. The class offers an analysis of the leader’s role in directing and coordinating efforts of individuals and small units in the execution of offensive and defensive tactical missions, to include command and control systems, the military team, and communications techniques.