MSL 4020 Leadership in a Complex World

MSL 4020 explores the dynamics of leading soldiers in full spectrum operations in the operating environment (OE). Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support and explore counterinsurgency operations. Cadets will learn what support services are available to assist soldiers and their families in times of need such as Red Cross, CFC, AER, etc. MSL IVs will develop and present a battle analysis and participate in a staff ride at an historic military site. The course places significant emphasis on preparing Cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and "What Now, Lieutenant?" exercises to prepare Cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army.