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National Service Leadership Track (NSLT)

The National Service Leadership Track (NSLT) is available for Cadets who select not to commission in to the United States Army. The NSLT contains intensive leadership study preparing Cadets for positions in industry, government agencies, and public service.

NSLT courses are designed to instruct on leadership styles, present case studies for critical review, and provide team projects aimed at giving Cadets opportunities to have their leadership skills studied and challenged. Cadets who complete the NSLT will graduate with extensive leadership knowledge enabling them to lead in various private and public sectors.

All Cadets take the traditional Military Science courses their Freshman and Sophomore years. During their Junior and Senior years, NSLT Cadets take one three-hour leadership course per semester in lieu of the traditional Military Science courses.

Apply to NSLT

To apply for the NSLT complete the application process. For waivers or questions, contact Ms. Mary Newburn.

Fall 2018 deadline: March 1, 2018.

Junior Year Courses

Fall semester (co-requisites)

MILS 3400: National Service Leadership, Values, and Ethics

This course serves as an introduction to the National Service Leadership Track. The course will explore the various types of leadership and the complex dynamics that ethics and values play in formulating and executing leadership decisions. Students will examine these issues through real-life case studies of leadership decisions that have had significant impact in private lives and national policy.

MILS 3005: Physical Readiness Leadership & Exercise Physiology

Builds on the Comprehension and Application levels of Educational and Physical Readiness Objectives and transitions students to the Analysis and Synthesis levels. This course is designed to maximize physical readiness in strength and endurance in preparation for Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) and a future career in the US Army or in civilian enterprise. The purpose of strength and mobility activities is to improve functional strength, postual alignment, and body mechanics as they relate to improved performance.

Spring Semester (co-requisites)

MILS 3450: National Service Agencies and Management

This course is a component of the National Service Leadership Track. It will explore the nature and structure of both public-service and private agencies. An emphasis will be placed on the role of leaders in the development and functioning of effective organizations. Policy and structural analysis of various institutions will be used to illustrate differing methods of dealing with similar issues and problems.

MILS 3005: Physical Readiness Leadership & Exercise Physiology

Builds on the Comprehension and Application levels of Educational and Physical Readiness Objectives and transitions students to the Analysis and Synthesis levels. This course is designed to maximize physical readiness in strength and endurance in preparation for Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) and a future career in the US Army or in civilian enterprise. The purpose of strength and mobility activities is to improve functional strength, postual alignment, and body mechanics as they relate to improved performance.

Senior Year Courses

Fall Semester (co-requisites)

MILS 4400: National Service Leadership Development

This course is a component of the National Service Leadership Track. The course provides students with the pragmatic and practical skills necessary to assume a leadership role in both a private and public environment. The requirements of this course go beyond standard instruction and include demonstrated activities related to the concepts and skills covered throughout the course.

MILS 4005: Physical Readiness Leadership & Exercise Physiology

Develops the Cadets at the highest levels of the Physical and Cognitive Domain. The best outcome results only when Cadets extend themselves completely in strenuous physical activities and perform all exercises in the prescribed form. Cadet Officers and NCOs lead, train, motivate, and inspire their subordinates. The successful PRT leader ensures that his subordinates understand the critical importance of PRT as it applies to overall well-being, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Special emphasis is placed on special considerations for exercise physiology and dietary plans for individuals.

Spring Semester (co-requisites)

MILS 4450: National Service Leadership Capstone

This course serves as the capstone academic experience in the National Service Leadership Track. The course provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a practical understanding of the theories and methodologies covered in previous coursework through problem analysis and actual leadership experiences.

MILS 4005: Physical Readiness Leadership & Exercise Physiology

Develops the Cadets at the highest levels of the Physical and Cognitive Domain. The best outcome results only when Cadets extend themselves completely in strenuous physical activities and perform all exercises in the prescribed form. Cadet Officers and NCOs lead, train, motivate, and inspire their subordinates. The successful PRT leader ensures that his subordinates understand the critical importance of PRT as it applies to overall well-being, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Special emphasis is placed on special considerations for exercise physiology and dietary plans for individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do Cadets apply for the NSLT?

Cadets apply for the NSLT their sophomore year. Special exceptions may be made for Cadets who intend to contract but face unforeseeable circumstances and want or need to change from the Commissioning Track to the NSLT Track. In these circumstances, Cadets need to see the Academic Coordinator of the NSLT, Ms. Mary Newburn.

Are NSLT Cadets eligible for leadership positions within the Corps of Cadets?

Absolutely! Cadets are strongly encouraged to seek leadership positions.

Do NSLT Cadets participate in all Corps of Cadet activities?

NSLT Cadets are active members of the Corps of Cadets and participate in every duty, assignment, and requirement with the exception of Military Science Lab and semester field training exercises.

When does the new NSLT begin?

The track begins Fall 2018. Cadets who are sophomores Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 can begin the program Fall 2018.

What happens if an NSLT Cadet does not register for a MILS course or does not successfully complete a MILS course?

All Cadets must abide by the Corps of Cadets Participation Policy. Any Cadet who does not register for a MILS course or successfully complete a MILS course is subject to dismissal from the Corps of Cadets.

If a Cadet is in the NSLT and then decides he or she wants to contract, what do they do?

The Cadet should make an appointment to see Ms. Mary Newburn, the NSLT Academic Coordinator.

Are the NSLT courses open to all UNG students?

A UNG student must be a member of the Corps of Cadets in order to take the NSLT courses.

International Internship Programs

The UNG Center for Global Engagement's International Internship Program (IIP) helps Cadets gain global experience.

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