During this course, students will plan, conduct, and evaluate activities in the ROTC cadet organization. As the core of the battalion’s chain of command, students will lead junior cadets and implement strategies to develop them. Students will identify, discuss, and resolve ethical dilemmas and manage resources. Throughout the course, students will learn and apply the Army policies and programs that define or support their studies. Students study various managerial elements needed to control a military organization and the techniques used to accomplish these functions.
MS 408 continues the methodology from MS 407. Students will examine the origins of military law and relate it to service as an officer in the contemporary Army, preparing for their future as successful Army officers. Students meet in class for one hour each week plus one hour each week for a command and staff meeting; those meetings combine classroom instruction and three hours of leadership lab each week. Students must also participate in two hours of physical training each week. Finally, students must complete a staff ride to an off-campus location once during the semester. Students analyze the use of military assets in world affairs to include importance of strategic mobility and neutralization of insurgent movements. Students assess and solve management problems regarding military justice, administration, and the obligations and responsibilities of an officer.