Minor in Military Leadership

The Military Leadership Minor challenges you to study and practice adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to garrison and tactical operations. These challenges increase throughout the minor courses to build cadet awareness and skills leading tactical operations up to a platoon level. They also conduct various styles of briefings to small and large audiences. The focus is on exploring, evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members in Contemporary Operating Environments (COE).

The upper-level courses develop individual proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff and providing performance feedback to subordinates. You will assess risk, determine ethical decision making, evaluate and instruct cadets at lower levels. Furthermore, you will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism.

This minor is designed to prepare cadets for their first assignment with case studies, scenarios, and exercises emphasized on practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army.


KSU military leadership students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Required Courses: 16
The following courses must be completed in sequential order:

  • MILS 3011: Adaptive Tactical Leadership
  • MILS 3012: Leadership Change Environment
  • MILS 4011: Developing Adaptive Leadership
  • MILS 4012: Leaders Complex World

Total Number of Credit Hours: 16


School of Government and International Affairs

Kennesaw State University
School of Government and International Affairs
402 Bartow Ave MB#2205
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 5047
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-6227

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