MSL 480 : Special Problems in Military Science

This is an academically challenging course where the student will study, practice, develop, and apply critical thinking skills pertaining to Army leadership, officer skills, Army Values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level.  This course includes reading assignments, self-directed research assignments, briefings, case studies, practical exercises, and a Capstone Exercise in place of the final exam.   The student will receive systematic and specific feedback on their leader attributes, values, and core leader competencies from their cadre, PMS, and other instructors who will evaluate you using the Cadet Officer Evaluation Report (COER).  At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to plan, coordinate, navigate, motivate and lead a platoon in future operational environments.  Successful completion of this course will assist in preparing you for your BOLC B course.