Examines the culture in which the Army operates. Focuses on how to successfully navigate within the contemporary operating environment. Emphasizes the role of cultural awareness in successful military operations. Also looks inward on the management and care of subordinates. Case studies, scenarios, and other exercises address the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as a commissioned officer in the US Army. Through assignment to leadership positions in command and staff capacities, students plan and execute training within the program. Includes a battle analysis exercise and a staff ride to the battlefields of Lexington and Concord. Labs are designated to develop technical and tactical, leadership skills while assessing Officership potential. Through assignment to leadership positions in command and staff capacities, students actively participate in the planning and execution of training within the program, directing and controlling the corps of cadets, enhancing oral and written communications, and the application of troop-leading procedures and mission analysis.
This class has MS.401 as a prerequisite.
MS.402 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by P. Godfrin.
Lecture occurs 7:30 PM to 9:30 AM on Tuesdays in W59-147.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
You can find more information at the Military Science (MS) < MIT site.
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