Course Description for Officership Laboratory
Prerequisite: MSL 4301
Co-requisite: MSL 4302
This laboratory enables the practical application of lessons learned in the MSL 4302 classroom. It explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the COE. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and ?What Now, Lieutenant?? exercises to prepare cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army.