MS 40800 Adaptive Leadership

MS 40800 is a practical application of adaptive leadership. Throughout the semester, students are assigned the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and must apply the fundamentals of principles of training, training management, the Army writing style, and the military decision making to weekly training meetings. Students will study the special trust given to Army Officers by the US Constitution and the President of the United States--a special trust given to no other civilian professions. This course places significant emphasis on preparing students for BOLC-Phase II and their first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare students to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Students will study how Army values and leader ethics are applied in the Contemporary Operating Environment and how these values and ethics are relevant to everyday life. The student will study the Army officer’s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the counseling of subordinates, administrative actions, and the management of an Army Officer’s career. Students will be given numerous opportunities to train, mentor, and evaluate underclass students enrolled in the ROTC Basic Course while being mentored and evaluated by experienced ROTC cadre.

The MS 40800 course is designed to include multiple opportunities for student-centered learning, to include, but not limited to student reading assignments; homework assignments; participation in small-group assignments, practical exercises and case studies; student-delivered briefings and operations orders; and a variety of student assessments such as quizzes and a final exam.