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LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX

LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD MS Leadership 420 Spring 2014 INSTRUCTOR: Lieutenant Colonel Carl C. Meredith University of Wisconsin at Whitewater Army ROTC McCutchan Hall, Room 421 Office Phone: 262-472-1727 School Email: mereditc@uww.edu AKO Email: carl.meredith@us.army.mil Cell (Emergencies: 414-405-1185) CLASS MEETING: ***ARRANGED*** DTG: Staff Call: Tuesday’s 1230-1330 (1hr), Class Instruction: Thursday’s 1215-1415 (2hrs) OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays & Fridays 0930-1130 or by appointment TEXTS OR MANUALS: Text Book: Pearson Custom Publishing, Leadership in a Complex World, Military Science text (Provided). Additional Text Required: 1. Patrick Lencioni, The Five Temptations of a CEO, available for purchase at the UWW Bookstore or online 2. ATTP 5-0.1 Army Commander and Staff Officer Guide. Link: https://rdl.train.army.mil/catalog/view/100.ATSC/EFF31997-E33F-46A2-B639-BDD8270EE884- 1319121660400/toc.htm. COURSE DESCRIPTION (OVERVIEW): MSL 420 explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the full spectrum operations (FSO). You will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Additionally you will explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing you for BOLC B, and your first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and “What Now, Lieutenant?” exercises to prepare you to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. This semester, you will: Explore Military Professional Ethics and ethical decision making facing an Officer Gain practical experience in Cadet battalion leadership roles Demonstrate personal skills in operations and communications Evaluate and develop MSL III small unit leaders and examine issues of force protection in FSO

Interview a current Company or Field Grade Officer, develop a Personal Leadership Philosophy, and create a Professional Portfolio for use in sharpening your focus on your development as a leader and helping to prepare you for commissioning as a Second Lieutenant. Prepare for the transition to a career as an Army Officer LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of this course is to prepare the student for success at the Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) Phase B, (which the student will attend upon graduation and commissioning) and to develop the student into a leader imbued with the Warrior Ethos, who can think critically and will be capable of leading Soldiers in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE) at their first unit of assignment. This course has specific learning objectives for the five tracks listed below: 1) LEADERSHIP a) Apply Army leader attributes and core leader competencies as Cadet Battalion leaders. b) Evaluate underclass Cadets using the Leadership Development Program (LDP). c) Mentor underclass Cadets through the Cadet Mentoring Initiative Battle Groups d) Demonstrate an understanding of the workings of a Platoon Command Team e) Explain the different installation support services available to Soldiers and Family members 2) VALUES AND ETHICS a) Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Army’s programs on Equal Opportunity (EO) and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program b) Demonstrate proper leader ethics and analyze Army leader ethics case studies 3) PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT a) Identify a current Company or Field Grade Officer and conduct a personal interview assessing how their leadership styles, challenges, lessons learned and meaningful experiences inform you in your own leadership development. b) Maintain a Leadership Journal to reflect upon and track growth and progress of leadership development experiences throughout the semester, and create a Personal Leadership Philosophy based on your leadership experiences as a Senior Cadet. 4) OFFICERSHIP a) Develop and present a Battle Analysis Case Study-Brief of a historic military battle b) Explain how Cultural Awareness can impact a unit and mission c) Identify and explain the characteristics and Culture of Terrorism d) Understand the different Non-Gov Orgs, Civilians, and Host Nation Support that can impact unit operations e) Explain the different Installation Support Services available f) Demonstrate good management of Personal Finances g) Apply correct procedures in Supply and Maintenance Operations h) Counsel, mentor and develop underclass Cadets to improve battalion pride, unity, esprit de core and mission accomplishment. 5) TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES a) Apply the principles of force protection and operational security in Full Spectrum Operations (FSO) b) Explain counterinsurgency operations in FSO MS420 Leadership in a Complex World, Spring 2013 Syllabus Page 2 of 8

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