The Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV course prepares staff sergeants and sergeants first class by providing them with an opportunity to improve as individuals and as professionals. Students will enhance their ability to apply cognitive dominance while preparing professionally for the Master Leader Course. Soldiers will study organizational leadership, functions of a joint staff, principles of sustainment, the exercise of mission command, and the problem solving process. Structured Self-Development level IV is a prerequisite for the Master Leader Course.
The Master Leader Course (MLC) prepares sergeants first class for leadership and staff assignments as master sergeants. Students will develop skills in written and oral communications, critical and creative thinking, and complex problem solving. They will discuss contemporary leadership issues, examine training management strategies, and apply both the Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP) and the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). As a result, students will be able to plan training, lead Soldiers, properly advise their officer counterparts, and conduct operational planning in support of unified land operations at company level and above.
The Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V course prepares master sergeants by providing them with an opportunity to improve as individuals and as professionals. Students will enhance their ability to apply cognitive dominance while preparing professionally for the Sergeants Major Course. Students will analyze leading change in an organization, receive an introduction to contracting and funding, understand the capabilities of multinational and inter-governmental agencies, and study contemporary legal issues. Structured Self-Development level V is a prerequisite for the Sergeants Major Course.
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