This course is an orientation to leadership theory and the fundamentals of the decision-making process by learning how to solve problems and develop critical thinking skills. Students develop leadership skills and the ability to learn goal-setting techniques while working in a group interaction setting. The lab continues to provide basic instruction on squad movement techniques and the six-squad tactical missions of patrolling, attack, defense, ambush, reconnaissance, and the squad battle drills. Students are introduced to the operations order format. Additionally, students learn basic map reading, physical fitness, and basic marching techniques.