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LDRSHP 310, Fall

LDRSHP 310, Fall Semester 2014 Instructor: email: Phone: Fischer, Thomas A., SFC fischert@uww.edu 262-472-5255 (Office) 262-224-1487 (Mobile) Course Description This is an academically challenging course were you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, Officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for success at the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) which you will attend this summer at Fort Knox, KY. This course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, and practical exercises, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. You will receive continued systematic and specific feedback on your leader attributes values and core leader competencies from your instructor and other ROTC cadre and MS IV Cadets who will evaluate you using the ROTC Leader Development Program (LDP) model. Learning Objectives The overall objective of this course is to integrate the principles and practices of effective leadership, military operations and personal development in order to adequately prepare you to assume active leadership of a small element of personnel. This course has specific learning objectives for the five tracks listed below. Leadership Apply situational leadership actions in leading a small unit Analyze the factors that motivate soldiers Values and Ethics Explain the Rules of Engagement and the Law of Land Warfare Apply the Warrior Ethos Personal Development Officership Apply principles of time management, effective writing and communications Present effective briefing’s Describe the Brigade Combat Team Explain Army Full Spectrum Operations Tactics and Techniques Apply the Operations Orders Process Demonstrate knowledge of Platoon tactical operations Explain FOB Operations

LDRSHP 310, Fall Semester 2014 Course Requirements Reading Student Text: MSL 301, Applied Team Leadership, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2008 Selected readings available online at: http://www.usapa.army.mil o Leadership Development Program Handbook, Jul 2008 o Field Manual 6-22, Army Leadership, Oct 06 o Field Manual 3-21.8, The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad, Mar 07 o Field Manual 3-0, Operations, Feb 08 o Field Manual 21-20, Physical Fitness Training, Oct 98 o ARTEP 7-1, Warrior Battle Drills, Jul 06 o ARTEP 7-8, Battle Drills for the Infantry Platoon and Squad, Feb 02 o Student Handout (SH) 21-76, Ranger Handbook, Jul 06 o Class participation Selected books and articles as determined by professor You are expected to participate actively in learning through critical reflection, inquiry, dialogue, and group interactions. This includes participating in class discussion, sharing personal perspectives and experiences related to principles discussed in class or reading, working with fellow students to engage in class exercises, and leading lab exercises. Contracted Cadets are required to participate in all ROTC activities as stated in their contract, this includes participating in physical training 3 days per week unless otherwise excused. Students auditing this class or not yet contracted are encouraged but not required to participate in ROTC activities outside of the classroom. ABSENCE FOR UNIVERSITY SPONSORED EVENTS: University policy adopted by Faculty Senate and the Whitewater Student Government states that students will not be academically penalized for missing class in order to participate in university-sanctioned events. They will be provided an opportunity to make up any work that is missed; and if class attendance is a requirement, missing class in order to participate in a university-sanctioned event will not be counted as an absence. A university-sanctioned event is defined to be any intercollegiate athletic contest or other such event as determined by the Provost. Activity sponsors are responsible for obtaining the Provost’s prior approval of an event as being university sanctioned and for providing an official list of participants. Students are responsible for notifying their instructors in advance of their participation in such events. ABSENCES: Absences are considered excused when there are circumstances beyond your control. Unexcused are circumstances within your control or ones that you are unable to prove why you missed class: the instructor may grant excused absences in advance. Excused absences will be treated as follows: Coordinate all absences with your MS instructor and cadet chain of command no later than (NLT) one-week prior. All excused absences must have a written document stating reason, i.e.. Doctors note