Military Science 0102
Introduction to Military Science Part Two
Monday: 1400-1450 Ritter Hall Rm 107
Wednesday: 1400-1450 Ritter Hall Rm 107
Thursday: 1400-1600 Leadership Lab TBA
Instructor: LTC Marco Young
Ritter Hall, Lower Level (215)204-7482/7480 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1600
Freshman Seminar 102 is one-credit course that introduces first- year students to the
purposes of higher education and to the skills needed to use information technology and
academic resources successfully in college and also the workplace. Many of the topics
covered in this course not only apply to your growth as student, but also to your social
and professional development. There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.
Course Philosophy and Goals
Military Science 0102 - 1.0 credit hour. MSL 102 overviews leadership fundamentals
such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing
feedback, and using effective writing skills. You will explore dimensions of leadership
values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive
MSL 102 introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical
for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as
goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to
leadership, officership, and the Army profession.
The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership
dimensions while gaining a big picture understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose
in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
Cadets will focus on basic knowledge and skills needed for personal leadership
competence in the Army.
MSL 102 Objectives
The key objective of this semester is to explore in more detail the Army’s leadership
philosophy and learn fundamental military concepts.
• Distinguish between leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions
• Illustrate leader influencing, operating, and developing actions
Values and Ethics
• Explain how values impact leadership
• Describe the importance of credibility for effective leadership
• Develop personal mission statement and goals
• Explain the basic elements of Army communication
• Explain the importance of personal development for officers
Tactics and Techniques
• Describe the components of a fire team and squad
• Describe the three individual movement techniques
• Identify symbols and colors on a military map
Course Policies on Attendance, Lateness and Participation
Students 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 participating in
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. You are allowed one excused absence
and one unexcused absence. With a third and additional absences 2 points per absence
will be deducted from your grade. You are expected to have read the assigned material
before class and be ready to participate in discussions and activities. Assignments are to
be turned in on time. Students coming to class more than 10 minutes late may be denied
participation for that day.
The course text will be available online at the below website. All class materials to
include reading materials, references, midterms and finals, etc will be available at this
site. Any other materials will be provided by the instructor.
Other required texts/resources:
Student Text: MSL I, Introduction to Leadership, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2006
FM 3-25.26 Map Reading and Land Navigation
FM 7-8 Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad, including Appendix A
FM 22-100 Army Leadership Be, Know, Do
STP 21-1-SMCT Task #071-326-0502
Tenino Map Sheet & Protractor
Tenino Map Sheet & Protractor
Cadet CD – Values Flash Files
Selected books and articles as determined by professor
Work / Assignments / Grading:
a. General MS0102 final grade will be calculated on a mid-term
examination, a final examination, participation, attendance (i.e., On-time
for Class), the Army Physical Fitness Test, written assignments and/or
b. Method of Evaluation. Grades will be computed using a 100 point system.
There will be a comprehensive mid-term and final examination. Quizzes
will be unannounced.
1. Mid-Term - 30 points.
1. Final - 40 points.
2. Participation - 10 points.
3. Writing Assignment- 10 points
4. Leader Actions Presentation 10 points
5. Extra Credit - 5 points. Class participation is highly encouraged and
should be viewed as a leadership opportunity. A motivated cadet can
be rewarded with extra credit points. Recruiting hours, Color Guard,
Social events and unscheduled activities will be used to give cadets
extra credit. A maximum of 10 points can be achieved for extra
credit. The instructor will determine earned extra credit.
c. Grade Computations:
Grade Point Value
A 94 - 100
A- 90 - 93.9
B+ 87 - 89.9
B 84 - 86.9
B- 80 - 83.9
C+ 75 - 79.9
C 70 - 74.9
C- 65 - 69.9
D 60 - 64.9
F 0 - 59.9
All cadets will be counseled in the beginning of the semester and at
the end as a minimum. Cadets will not receive their final grade until their
final counseling has been conducted. Additional counseling will be
conducted as needed.
a. Physical Training. Physical training will be conducted on Wednesdays at
0630-0730 hours in Pearson Hall Room 145 or the ¼ mile track behind
Pearson Hall. PT is mandatory three days a week for contracted cadets and
at least once a week on Wednesdays, for non-contracted cadets. Remedial
PT will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as necessary.
Remedial PT is for those contracted cadets who fail the APFT or are
b. Army Physical Fitness Test. Scholarship cadets will take all APFTs and
non-scholarship will take the first and the last APFT. Reserve and National
Guard testing will not substitute. The goal for all MSI cadets is 180 by the
end of the school year.
c. Leadership Labs. Lab attendance is mandatory for all cadets. Labs will be
generally held on Thursday afternoon from 1400-1600 hours. Labs will
consist of hands on training of those tasks that are essential for successful
completion of National Advanced Leadership Camp.
d. Weekend Training Exercises (FTX). FTXs are designed to expose the cadet
to various situations that build teamwork and self-confidence. The FTX will
be held at Ft Dix, NJ on 2-4 April, 2010. The FTX is mandatory for all
MSI cadets, so plan accordingly. Each Instructor will handle extenuating
circumstances on a case-by-case basis in advance. Scholarship cadets will
be required for STX training throughout the semester.
e. Social Event- a mandatory Military Ball will be conducted. The date is
scheduled for Friday 30 April, 2010. It will incur a small cost.
f. If you are on a ROTC scholarship, you must pass a military history course,
computer literacy course and be able to swim to become a military officer.
Course requirements are posted on the commander’s board.
g. Writing assignment. A short writing assignment will be assigned to all
students, to be completed with the midterm. Details will be handed out in
class. Note that late turn in of assignments will result in a loss of points to
be determined by the instructor.
Additional Training Opportunities:
a. Color Guard. This cadet organization presents the U.S. colors at various
activities. The activities include professional football and basketball
games and intercollegiate (Temple) athletic events. Many local and
social functions. Check the cadet bulletin board for more information.
b. Social Activities. The battalion will sponsor various social activities,
formal and informal. These will be published on an individual basis. All
scholarship cadets are required to attend and non-scholarship cadets are
encouraged to participate.
a. Cadets are required to wear the proper uniform to all ROTC sponsored
events. Cadets will be required to wear the Army Combat Uniform
(ACU) on Tuesday and Thursday for class and Lab. Points will be
deducted for cadets who do not wear the proper uniform. The ACU is
the prescribed uniform for all ROTC activities unless otherwise noted.
The Army Physical Fitness Uniform (PFU) will be worn during PT.
Non-contracted cadets will wear appropriate PT clothing weather
dependant. Non-contracted students are issued PT uniforms. During
winter months, cadets will have all parts of the PFU. This uniform
consists of: sweat top and bottom, T-shirt and shorts, proper socks and
footwear and hat and gloves.
b. It is policy that all cadets know how to swim. Sign up for a swimming
class if this pertains to you. It could save your life.
c. Scholarship cadets will ensure 8 hours of time is devoted to recruiting
and coordinate with the Cadet Recruiting Team.
d. Cadets will be professional at all times, demonstrating excellent military
bearing and a positive attitude.
e. Tardiness will not be tolerated. Students are expected to be on time for
all events and or events.
f. All assignments will be turned in on time. Late assignments will be
g. Violations of the honor code will result in dis-enrollment. This includes
skipping other classes and using ROTC as an excuse.
h. Positive spot reports will be assessed with extra credit points.
25-29 Jan Class Introductions and Course Overview
1-5 Feb Goal Setting – Personal Mission Statement
Introduction to Effective Army Communication
8-12 Feb Introduction to Tactics I
15-19 Feb Introduction to Tactics II
22-26 Feb Introduction to Map Reading
1-5 Mar Introduction to Land Navigation
8-12 Mar Midterm
15-19 Mar Spring Break- No Class
22-26 Mar Army Leadership- Character
29 Mar-2 Apr Army Leadership – Intelligence
5-9 Apr Army Leadership – Core Competencies
12-16 Apr Leader Actions- Group Presentations
19-23 Apr Field Trip (TBA)
[Spring Fling- Wed., Apr 15]
26-30 Apr Review/Course Critiques
3-7 May Final
MANDATORY TRAINING REMINDER
Commissioning Ceremony 22 January 2010
First APFT 22 January 2010
CWST 17 February 2010
CWST 24 March 2010
Spring FTX 2-4 April 2010
Spring Fling 15 April 2010
Final APFT 30 April 2010
Military Ball 30 April 2010