Army Military Science


Military Science Level 1 (MSI)

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This course introduces Cadets and students to the personal challenges and competencies critical for effective and adaptive leadership. Participants learn how the life skills of critical thinking, time management, goal setting, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership and the Army profession. Cadets explore the foundations of effective communication and its importance in leadership roles and inter-Army relations. Course participants will come away with an understanding of what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army.

Military Science Level 2 (MSII)

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This course explores 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. Personal motivation and team building are practiced through planning, executing, and assessing team exercises. Participants examine the challenges of team leadership in complex operational environments and gain experience in terrain analysis, patrolling, and operational orders. The course examines the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model, exploring adaptive leadership techniques in the context of military operations. Cadets develop greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team-building skills.

Military Science Level 3 (MSIII)

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In this intermediate Military Science course, Cadets practice and apply what they have learned in the basic MS level courses, which preceded. Participants further explore Army leadership, officership, Corps values and ethics, personal development, and small-unit tactics at the platoon level. Through participation in classroom Physical Education, Leadership Labs, and Leadership Development Exercises (LDX), Cadets develop the skills of planning, coordination, navigation, and motivation, as they lead a squad and platoon in the execution of a simulated mission.

Military Science Level 4 (MSIV)

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The MS IV advanced course is the final step of the cadet-to-commissioned-officer transition and emphasizes officership. Mission Command ethics are stressed to prepare Cadets for their future roles as Army Officers and leaders. Cadets undergo their final preparations for the duties and responsibilities of the commissioned officer and for their integration into the Army. Instructors emphasize the critical knowledge, abilities, and competency skills needed to succeed in first units of assignment as newly-commissioned 2nd Lieutenants. Cadets are prepared for the Army’s modern operating environment and their roles in platoon-level training strategies and mission accomplishment.


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