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Military Science (MLSC)

Merinar (Coordinator)

The U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program is offered to Lycoming College students in cooperation with Lock Haven University. Details of the ROTC program can be found under Cooperative Programs. Details pf the ROTC program can be found at https://www.lycoming.edu/academics/rotc.aspx. For additional information go to: https://lockhaven.edu/rotc/.

101
LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
An introductory course open to all students without obligation. It focuses on the military as a profession and examines its organization, ethics, and values. The course explores the responsibilities and impact of leadership and the rules, customs, and traditions of military service. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of land navigation, physical fitness, drill and ceremonies, first aid, and public speaking. Non-credit.

102
INTRODUCTION TO TACTICAL LEADERSHIP
Open to all students without obligation, this course explores leadership principles, decision-making, and team building. Students are introduced to tactical systems and the field environment and learn advanced techniques in land navigation, terrain association, and first aid. Students also begin their program in professional military reading. Non-credit.

201
INNOVATIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP
Open to all students without obligation, this course continues the basic leader development process and focuses on applying the fundamentals of leadership and team-building skills. Students gain an understanding of small team dynamics and the roles and responsibilities of junior leaders. It further reinforces the ideals of service, ethics, and values and develops students’ confidence in their own skills, knowledge, and attributes. Non-credit.

202
FOUNDATIONS OF TACTICAL LEADERSHIP
Open to all students without obligation, this course continues the application of leadership and team-building principles. Proficiency in individual skills and leadership abilities is assessed during situational training to evaluate students in leadership roles. Emphasizes advanced techniques in problem analysis, planning and organizing, delegation, interpersonal skills, sound decision making, and small team operations. Non-credit.

301
ADAPTIVE TACTICAL LEADERSHIP
Expands and refines the leader development process. This intensive program prepares cadets for tasks, skills, and responsibilities associated with Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Emphasizes written and oral communication skills, motivational behavior, interpersonal skills, administrative procedures, decision-making, and military field skills. Cadets are trained and evaluated on the full range of leadership skills and attributes. Prerequisite: MLSC 202. Non-credit.

302
LEADERSHIP IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS
Expands on the skills introduced in MLSC 301 and incorporates increasingly challenging situations involving military technical, tactical, and leadership skills. Emphasizes advanced training in marksmanship and physical fitness. Culminates with several field training exercises where students are placed in simulated combat and evaluated on performance. Designed to bring cadets to peak proficiency in physical conditioning and leadership ability. Prerequisite: MLSC 301. Non-credit.

401
DEVELOPING ADAPTIVE LEADERS
Refines military skills and knowledge to the precommissioning level. Senior students assume leadership roles as cadet commanders, staff officers, or staff assistants responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of all cadet training and operations. Training focuses on Army legal, administrative, and logistical systems and training methodologies. It reinforces individual competencies and maximizes opportunities for practical application of leadership skills. Prerequisite: MLSC 302. Non-credit.

402
LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD
Culminates the leader development process at the precommissioning level. Designed to prepare cadets for transition from cadet to Second Lieutenant. Seeks to expand the frame of reference. Cadets examine ethical and legal issues related to being an officer and continue to improve their leader and decision-making skills. Several practical exercises and field training events supplement classroom instruction. Prerequisite: MLSC 401. Non-credit.