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MS 4303

Mission Command and the Army Profession

Three semester hours.

This course explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Students will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. Students also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, the decision making processes and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing students for future Army training following graduation and commissioning, and the first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare students to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Students will:

  • Explore military professional ethics, organizational ethics and ethical decision making processes.
  • Gain practical experience in battalion leadership roles and training management.
  • Begin leadership self-development, including civil military and media relations.
  • Prepare for the transition to a career as an Army Officer.
    Corequisite: MS 4003.

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