MLSC 203 is a progressive course that teaches the basic aspects of small-unit leadership in the tactical environment. Students learn the organization, techniques, resources, and capabilities involved in conducting small-unit tactical operations. The Military Science Department provides the textbook for the class, titled Fundamentals of Tactical Operations, Techniques of Leadership, and Weapons Characteristics, and all other materials and uniforms required for the course. The emphasis is on leadership, organization, and management techniques needed to cause a group of people to accomplish specific objectives. Characteristics of military weapons systems are taught. Students serve as leaders in Leadership Labs.
MLSC 204 is a progressive course that leads the student through a series of exercises that develops communication skills and provides the tools to operate in the organizational environment as a junior leader. Students will train and lead small units to provide practical application of classes taught. The lessons require students to participate in class and in the Leadership Lab. Students will learn national security concepts, policies, and the national decision-making process with emphasis on national resources, national will, and economic factors. Included will be a study of nuclear and conventional response options. Students will also learn fundamentals of military topography, including the use of military maps to determine topographic features, to conduct land navigation, and to perform terrain analysis. Also, see Leadership Laboratory.