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    Academic Year 2017-2018

    Purpose of MQS: To establish the learning objectives (LO) for Pro-Quizzes, Pro-Exams,

    Professional Competency Boards (PCB), and Professional Competency Assessments (PCA).

    Signature Authorities: These are identified for each LO and are either a SME (Subject Matter

    Expert) or a midshipman within the chain of command (CoC). By signing off an LO, the

    signature authority is affirming that the midshipman receiving the signature has demonstrated the

    requisite knowledge. The signature authority shall fill out all required information (printed

    name, alpha, signature, and date) or, if a SME desires, they may print/sign/date a roster that shall

    be included in each midshipmans MQS. Each midshipman is responsible for achieving

    applicable LOs prior to a quiz/exam/board/assessment.

    Chain of Command (CoC) o The necessity of CoC involvement is critical to the success of MQS. Mentorship

    requires the intentional personal engagement of all personnel involved to ensure

    the appropriate level of knowledge, comprehension, application, and discussion of

    material is met.

    o 4/C midshipmen shall receive signatures from 3/2/1/C midshipmen in their CoC. o 3/C midshipmen shall receive signatures from 2/1/C midshipmen in their CoC. o 2/C midshipmen shall receive signatures from 1/C midshipmen in their CoC.

    Subject Matter Experts (SME) o Based on their billet and/or experience, only certain individuals are equipped to

    provide signatures for specific learning objectives.

    o Some are in the Brigade (i.e., Company Financial Officer), whereas others are a part of the Naval Academy staff (i.e., Senior Enlisted Leader).

    o SMEs are signature authorities for any item in their respective area. o A current list of warfare community/service SMEs is provided in the back of this


    _______________________ ________ ________________________ ___________

    Print Your Name Alpha Signature Date

    Confirm you have read and understand the proper guidelines on obtaining signatures.

    Definition of Terms:

    Know: Recall facts, bring to mind, and recognize the appropriate material.

    Comprehend: Interpret principles and concepts and relate them to new situations.

    Apply: Utilize knowledge and comprehension of specific facts in new relationships with other

    facts, theories, and principles.

    Demonstrate: Show evidence of ability to perform a task.

    Read: Look at and comprehend the meaning of printed material.

    Discuss: Consciously identify content and their fleet applications, weigh logical and persuasive

    effects, critically evaluate unstated assumptions and biases, and talk about them with another


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    3. Know the elements and organization of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force

    (MAGTF). (Pro-Book)

    Chesty Puller M202020 Chesty Puller 01 JAN 2018

    Print Name (CoC) Alpha Signature Date

    Reflect on the lessons learned and experiences from your summer training. Discuss summer

    training with your respective Company Mentor the following: the personnel you worked with,

    culture of the unit, best part of training, worst part of training, greatest lesson learned, and how it

    affects your service assignment requests. This can be done in a group setting. Respective

    cruises that require a discussion are MAGTF, Leatherneck, Surface Cruise, Aviation Cruise,

    Powered Flight, and Sub Cruise.

    _______________________ ________ ________________________ ___________

    Company Mentor Rank Signature Date

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    I. Naval Orientation & Officership


    (a) MCO P5060.20: Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual

    1. Demonstrate the following basic sword manual movements. [ref. (a): Chapter 5]

    a. Draw Sword

    b. Present Sword

    c. Order Sword

    d. Carry Sword

    e. Return Sword

    _______________________ ________ ________________________ ___________

    Print Name Alpha Signature Date

    (Company Drill Officer)

    II. Leadership and Ethics


    (a) SECNAV M-5216.5: Department of the Navy Correspondence Manual



    1. Know the following with respect to naval correspondence.

    a. Procedures for Electronic Mail [ref. (a): Chapter 4]

    b. Components of the standard letter format [ref. (a), Chapter 7, fig 7-1 and 7-2]

    c. Military models of address [ref. (a): Appendix A]

    _______________________ ________ ________________________ ___________

    Print Name (CoC) Alpha Signature Date

    2. Read a title from the CNOs Professional Reading Program or the Commandants

    Professional Reading list for Entry Level Officer and discuss the key takeaways with an

    Officer/Senior Enlisted. [ref. (b) and (c)]

    _______________________ ________ ________________________ ___________

    Print Name Rank Signature Date

    (SME Any Officer/Senior Enlisted)

    In addition to the above line items, the following topics are specifically covered in your LEL

    Core Courses. While they do not require a signature as a part of your MQS, they are topics

    covered in the Officer Professional Core Competency Manual and should be reviewed during

    your preparation for the Professional Competency Assessment:

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    Reflection. Reflection is a tool to help foster healthy, analytic thinking. Frequent and effective systematic reflection is a necessary tool for leader development.

    A. Define Reflection

    B. Breakdown the Implications of Reflection for Military Leaders

    Leadership is a Relationship. Develop a basic understanding of what we actually mean when we talk about leadership.

    A. Explain How Leadership is a Relationship

    Perception & Bias. Gain a basic awareness of our thinking process, and how it leads to the development of innate biases, even ones of which we are unaware. Begin

    understanding how blind spots/stereotypes/prejudice can hinder the leadership


    A. Describe the Source(s) of Prejudice

    B. Describe what is meant by Managing Bias

    C. Assess the Importance of Understanding Perception and Bias to Leadership

    Values. What we value is a major driver in our behavior. Recognizing different values in people from different backgrounds allows us to widen our perspective, and brings new

    ideas to the table. Using cultural and organizational values as examples, we can reinforce

    the relationship between culture, socialization, and values while introducing students to

    these ideas (e.g. patriotism, duty, hard work, emotional stability, etc.).

    A. Recognize How Values Relate to Behavior (revisit innate bias, schemas, recognizing


    B. Summarize How Leaders can Employ Values

    Purpose. By understanding the why for things, from mundane tasks to large scale operations, missions etc., and communicating it to the organization, leaders are more able

    to affect the motivation and commitment of their followers to the desired end-state.

    A. Define Purpose

    B. Describe the Impact of Purpose for Leaders

    Integrity. Doing what is right, and being willing to defend our actions, even at the sacrifice of ourselves, is the essence of integrity. By consistently acting with integrity

    and communicating the purpose behind those actions, it fosters respect in the leadership


    A. Define Integrity

    B. Explain Carters (3) Steps of Integrity

    C. Relate Integrity to Effective Leadership

    Loyalty. By keeping ourselves, as well as our peers, seniors, and subordinates loyal to the commitments we have made and the values, behaviors, and expectations of the

    organization we are a part of, we foster increased devotion not only in ourselves, but in

    those we influence.

    A. Define Loyalty

    B. Analyze the Differences between Horizontal and Vertical Loyalty

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    Ownership. Similar to loyalty, ownership requires that one show and articulate their buy-in to their organization, taking orders that come down the chain of command as their

    own, even when they are unfavorable.

    A. Outline the Problems with Lacking Ownership

    B. Identify the benefits of embodying Ownership

    C. Map the Relationship between Ownership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Leadership

    Civility. By conducting ourselves in a manner that demonstrates respect and models civility to others, we ensure that we continue to develop the healthy relationships that are

    the foundation of leadership.

    A. Define Civility

    B. Identify and Explain Carters (5) Tenants

    C. Explain the Importance of Civility on Command Climate

    Peer Leadership. Paralleling attributes and strategies of ordinary leadership, Peer Leadership changes its dynamic due to the limitations of how much influence one can

    effect on thei