"UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE ARMY ROTC"
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE ARMY ROTC SPRING SEMESTER 2011 COURSE SYLLABUS Course Title: MSL 302 Leadership & Problem Solving 1. Instructor: MAJ Vickie Lorensen, OIC, Office 266-6869, Room 111D, Vickie.email@example.com Cell Phone: 518-221-5564 SFC David Barberet, NCOIC, Office 266-6869, Room 111J, David.firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: 860-806-2986 Department Administrative Office: 266-4456 Fax: 266-4458 2. Course Description: MSL 302 consists of two seventy-five minute periods of classroom instruction and 90 minutes of laboratory work per week. The course is designed to prepare each cadet for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course. Because the focus is LDAC, 70% of the lessons are specifically geared to LDAC. Cadets will refine their skills to conduct squad level operations using Troop Leading Procedures, prepare oral presentations, conduct physical fitness, and practice land navigation. 3. Student Objectives: Refine leadership skills and techniques through leadership evaluations/feedback. Conduct physical fitness training; obtain a score of 260 or better on the APFT and meet height/weight standards. Develop oral presentation skills. Write and present tactical operations orders. Become proficient in small unit tactics. Become proficient in land navigation and map reading. Sustain drill and ceremony skills. Pass the combat water survival test and swim test. Have FUN!! Goal: To prepare for successful completion of the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). 4. Method of Presentation: The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, group practical exercises, individual exercises, and collective Lab training events. 1 5. References: Tactical Leadership, MSL 301/302 Text Books U.S. ARMY CADET COMMAND TACSOP FM 7-8 The Infantry Platoon and Squad FM 21-20 Physical Fitness Training FM 3-25.26 Map Reading and Land Navigation STP 21-1-SMCT Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks (Skill Level 1 FM 22-5 Drill and Ceremony CC Cir145-04-2 2004 Leadership Development and Assessment Course Cadet All hand outs Army Knowledge Online (AKO): https://www.us.army.mil www.branchorientation.com USM ROTC Website MS III classes. www.usm.edu/armyrotc 6. Attendance Policy: The program of instruction in this course is sequential in nature. As such, attendance is mandatory for all classes, labs, FTXs, PT sessions and social functions. Special circumstances are handled on a case-by-case basis. Medical absences require presenting a doctor's statement to the instructor. Unexcused absences will result in losing points or receiving a failing grade in the participation/attendance category. INSTRUCTOR MAY REQUIRE THE CADET TO MAKE UP MISSED TIME. If you acquire more than 3 unexcused classes, labs, or PT sessions (or any combination of these events) you may be dropped up to a letter grade at the end of the semester. Points are generated as follows: 7. COURSE POINTS Course Topics Points SPR FTX Land Nav (Day) 50 pts SPR FTX Land Nav (Night) 50 pts Seminole Pines Land Nav (Day) 50 pts Seminole Pines Land Nav (Night) 50 pts Semester APFT Average 100 pts Final APFT Test 100 pts Written Land Nav Test 100 pts Attendance/Participation/Homework 50 pts Outside class activities 50 pts Midterm 100 pts Final exam 100 pts Branch Briefing 100 pts Leadership Evals 50 pts Yellow Cards 50 pts Total 1000 pts 2 8. Test/Quizzes: Failure to attend a scheduled test will result in an “F” for that event. Failure to turn in a take home final will result in an “F” as your overall grade. Late papers and test will count as 50% of stated value. GRADING SCALE Grade % Points A 90-100 900-1000 B 80-89.9 800-899 C 70-79.9 700-799 D 60-69.9 600-699 F < 60 <600 a. APFT Scale APFT Scale will be divided by 3 to obtain your score. All scores for the semester will be averaged. If you have an unexcused absence during a scheduled APFT you will not be allowed to reschedule, and will receive a zero for that test. b. Outside Participation: 50 points maximum per semester. Swim Coach (all semester) 25 pts Recruiting (Bringing in prospects to MAJ McIntyre) 10 pts Color Guard (per event) 10 pts ROTC intramural sports team 20 pts Others with approval TBD c. Leadership evaluations. As a part of the On-campus/FTX Leadership Development Program the leadership dimensions ratings cadet receives for evaluated positions will be used to determine the points awarded for Leadership Evaluations (max of 50 pts). These points will be awarded on the following basis: 1. An OVERALL “E” is worth 10 points, 2. An OVERALL “S” is worth 5 points, 3. An OVERALL “N” is worth -5 points Evals that will count: LAB SSTX SL (First 1-evaluated by Cadre) LAB SSTX Team Leader (First 1-evaluated by MS IV) FTX SSTX SL (evaluated by Cadre) FTX SSTX Team Leader (evaluated by MS IV) SEMINOLE PINES SSTX SL (evaluated by Cadre) SEMINOLE PINES SSTX Team Leader (evaluated by MS IV) SEMINOLE PINES LRC SL (evaluated by either Cadre or MS IV) Garrison Evals (First 2) ALL SPOT REPORTS 3 Yellow Card points: All yellow cards are to be turned in on time. If a yellow card is late (or incomplete) 5 points will be lost immediately, and an additional 5 points will be lost for each week that the card remains late or incomplete. It is imperative that you complete these cards thoroughly, correctly and on time. When in a leadership position you must carry your yellow card with you as part of your uniform to be able to add to it and update it daily. If you are caught in a leadership position, in uniform, without a working draft of your yellow card on your person you will lose 5 points. 9. Classroom Courtesy: Students are expected to display proper military customs and courtesies and maintain proper personal discipline at all times while in the classroom. In the classroom there will be no tobacco products or "side bars." Turn off cell phones, pagers, and beepers. (Eating light snacks and having drinks will be allowed as long as it does not become a distraction to the class. Tardiness should be avoided, however, students who arrive late for class because of circumstances beyond their control should enter and take their seat quietly. 10. Cadet Computer Laboratory: Cadets are authorized to use all of the automation in the Computer Lab. Internet use is limited to appropriate sites. Inappropriate sites are defined as sites that contain pornography, nudity, sex, violence, hate, drug use and tastelessness. Army Knowledge Online: Every cadet is required to establish an AKO account. Many cadets in the National Guard and prior service already have an account. Cadets must be able to access their AKO account; this is a Cadet Command requirement. 11. Counseling: Counseling is designed to provide cadets feedback on academic as well as ROTC performance. Each cadet will meet with me monthly to review performances, to set goals and strategies to ensure academic success and complete/meet all pre-camp requirements in preparation for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington. All counseling is conducted with the strictest confidentiality. If you fail to report to a scheduled counseling session you will lose 5 points and receive a negative spot report. You will have only 2 days to reschedule and complete the counseling or face further point reductions. Open Door Policy: Cadets may discuss concerns, ideas, complaints, etc. Although appointments are recommended, cadets may visit at any time during the normal duty hours posted on the office doors. 12. Recruiting: Recruiting is a high priority in the battalion. You are highly encouraged to participate in several recruiting events this semester. Up to 50 points can be earned for your recruiting efforts for example, bringing in potential prospects. 4 13. Highlights of the Semester: Change of command 20 Jan Spring Eagle FTX 25-27 Feb Spring Break 7-11 Mar Seminole Pines FTX 17-20 Mar Helicopter orientation ride 24 Mar Land Nav FTX 16 Apr Military Ball 21 Apr Record APFT 5 May Exam Week 9-12 May 14. Miscellaneous: a. Bulletin Board: The cadet bulletin board contains such items such as training schedules, lab schedules, cadet activities, and general announcements. Cadets should read the bulletin board before each class and before lab to obtain information, which may pertain to them. b. USM ROTC Homepage: Cadets can access updates and information from the homepage. This site includes all class slides. The USM ROTC web page is located at www.usm.edu/armyrotc. c. Note taking: Judicious notes are recommended both while reading homework and during class lectures and discussions. d. National Guard/Reservists: You must coordinate with your unit to de-conflict ROTC activities that are scheduled at the same time as drill. Do not wait until the last minute this is your responsibility. Each cadet will review the training calendar and announcements will be made in class on scheduled FTXs, social events, and other ROTC activities. On the first day of class you will provide us your Unit’s Name, a POC (the First Sergeant, XO or Commander), and their phone number. e. Swimming: One of the prerequisites for LDAC and commissioning is for all cadets to pass the Swim Test. If you do not swim or are a weak swimmer, sign up for a swim class. Swim classes are offered at the Family Y on Memorial BLVD and are also offered by USM at the Payne Center. If you have not passed CWST or Swim you will be signed up for MANDATORY swim lessons at no cost to you (Allowed 1 X per student). A charge may be incurred if you miss scheduled classes. POC for swim training/improvement is CPT Lorensen/MSG Hall. 5 MSL 302 Spring 2011 SEMESTER CLASS & LAB SCHEDULE DATE SUBJECT/ EVENT LAB/ LOCATIONS INSTRUCTOR(S) TUES 18 Jan In-process MAJ Lorensen LDP/Syllabus Review THRS 20 Jan Battle Drill Review/ Rehearsals, SOPs LAB #1@ GH SFC Barberet SSTX Review/ Tactics Review Battle Drill Review/ SOPs Rehearsals, SSTX Review/ Tactics Review & BBQ TUES 25 Jan Branch Brief Overview/ MAJ Lorensen Principles of War THRS 27 Jan Land Navigation Review Lab #2@ Pool SFC Barberet 1400-1700: CWST/Swim Test & 1550: SOPs if already passed swim TUES 1 Feb Land Navigation Quiz SFC Barberet THRS 3 Feb Accessions Brief LAB #3 LONGER LAB TIME MAJ Lorensen Land Nav @ Dogwood-BRING Mrs. Quiroga ALL EQUIPMENT/ LDAC PACKING & WORN LIST TUES 8 Feb Risk Management MAJ Lorensen THRS 10 Feb PLT Recon LAB # 4 @Van Hook North SFC Barberet SSTX- Recon w/ Variable SQD Level TUES 15 Feb Motivating Soldiers MAJ Lorensen WEAR CLASS A’s THRS 17 Feb Call for Fire LAB #5 @Van Hook SFC Barberet SSTX-KOB w/ Variable- USE Call for Fire SQD Level TUES 22 Feb Intro to Patrolling SFC Barberet THRS 24 Feb BRM/ PMI to familiarize LAB # 6 @ GH Bldg SFC Barberet FTX PCI 25-27 FEB SPRING EAGLE FTX Camp Shelby, MS ALL TUES 1 Mar PLT Cordon & Search SFC Barberet THRS 3 Mar PLT Raid/ Attack LAB #7 @Van Hook North SFC Barberet PSTX-MTC/Attack PLT Level 8-10 Mar Spring Break TUES 15 Mar Applied Situational Leadership/ Warrior Ethos in MAJ Lorensen Action 17-20 Mar SEMINOLE PINES Camp Shelby, MS ALL TUES 22 Mar Brief Introduction to Army Branches MAJ Lorensen (HAND OUT TAKE HOME MIDTERM- DUE BACK THUR 24 Mar WEAR CLASS A’s 6 THRS 24 Mar Introduction to the Brigade Combat Team & Intro LAB # 8 @ Pride Field SFC Barberet to Army Full Spectrum Operations Helicopter Orientation TUES 29 Mar FOB Operations SFC Barberet THRS 31 Mar PLT Ambush/ Hand out Terrorism Assignments LAB# 9 @Van Hook North SFC Barberet PSTX-Ambush MAJ Lorensen PLT Level TUES 5 Apr Terrorism Awareness in the COE MAJ Lorensen THRS 7 Apr Platoon Defense LAB #10 @ Van Hook North SFC Barberet Platoon Defense Operations Prep Fighting Positions LAB TUES 12 Apr Peer Reviews MAJ Lorensen WEAR CLASS A’s- Inspection for Ball/ FORMAL- w/ white shirt, etc. THRS 14 Apr Peer Reviews/ Garrison OPORD Practical- Hand LAB # 11- TBD MAJ Lorensen out assignments SAT 16 APR Land Navigation FTX Camp Shelby, MS MAJ Lorensen SFC Barberet TUES 19 Apr Garrison OPORD Practical (Presentations) MAJ Lorensen THRS 21 Apr Law of Land Warfare & Rules of Engagement LAB #12 MAJ Lorensen Military Ball TUES 26 Apr Branch Briefs MAJ Lorensen SFC Barberet THRS 28 Apr Branch Briefs LAB # 13- Rappelling and MAJ Lorensen Change of Command SFC Barberet st TUES 3 May 1 PCI for LDAC SFC Barberet THRS 5 May Final Exam LAB #14 MAJ Lorensen nd 2 PCI for LDAC SFC Barberet 9-13 May Final Exam Week SFC Barberet Last PCI for LDAC- counts for points on FINAL EXAM!! 12 May Commissioning 7