Military Leadership Program Courses

For complete course descriptions, please see the course description handbook.

Military Leadership 1

Military Leadership 1 is the introductory / foundation level of instruction in subjects necessary for a cadet to function effectively as a member of the Corps of Cadets. Subjects include:  Introduction to the STA Corps of Cadets: Drill and Ceremonies; Personal Appearance; Military Customs and Courtesies; Traditions of STA (MI); Introduction to Leadership; Rifle Marksmanship; Learning Skills; Techniques of Communication; and Geography. ML 1 Cadets are assigned as team members within the Corps of Cadets.

Military Leadership 2

Military Leadership 2 is a continuation of foundational military instruction – where cadets learn followership.   Subjects include: Drill and Ceremonies; Advanced First Aid, Introduction to Map Reading, Personal Finance, Citizenship and Government; Communication Skills; and a introduction into American Military History. ML 2 Cadets are assigned as team members or team leaders within the Corps of Cadets.

Military Leadership 3

Military Leadership 3 is designed to provide the necessary training and skills for the third year cadet to assume leadership at the squad and platoon level.  Subjects include:  Command and Staff Principles; Leadership Strategies, Theory, and Responsibilities, Performance Counseling; Ethical Decision Making; Drill and Ceremonies; Public Speaking; Planning Skills; and Etiquette / Protocol. ML 3 Cadets are assigned as Squad leaders or Platoon Sergeants.

Military Leadership 4

Military Leadership 4 is the culmination of military training at STA. Primary emphasis is placed on the practical application of learned leadership at the platoon level. Subjects include: Organization of the Department of Defense and each Military Service; Leadership Application, Styles and Dilemmas; Drill and Ceremonies, Communication Skills; Military History; Mentorship; and Counseling. ML 4 Cadets are assigned as Squad leaders, Platoon Sergeants, or Platoon Leaders.

Advanced Military Leadership

Advanced Military Leadership is designed for seniors assigned to the highest levels of leadership within the Corps of Cadets. These cadets are responsible for the planning, organizing, coordinating, and executing all activities / ceremonial events within the Corps or Cadets. In addition, they manage the cadet awards program, merit/demerit system, promotions, public affairs, technology, operations, and logistics for the entire Corps of Cadets. These Cadets are assigned as Company First Sergeants, Executive Officers, Company Commanders, Brigade Staff Officers, Battalion Commanders and the Cadet Colonel – who commands the entire Cadet Brigade.