Faculty Profile

Joseph Wyszynski

Professor of Military Science (2015)

Contact Information


554 W Louther St


  • B.S., United States Military Academy, 1993
  • M.A., University of South Carolina, 2012
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, U.S. Army

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

MISC 401 Adaptive Military Leadership
Develops Cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC Cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare Cadets to make the transition to Army officers. MISC 401 Cadets analyze, evaluate, and instruct Cadets at lower levels. Both their classroom and battalion leadership experiences are designed to prepare MISC 401 Cadets for their first unit of assignment. They identify responsibilities of key staff, coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train, and develop subordinates. One course credit. Meets two hours per week each semester. Prerequisites: MISC 302.

Spring 2018

MISC 402 Military Ldrshp Complex World
Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the COE. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing Cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios, and "What Now, Lieutenant?" exercises to prepare Cadets to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army. No course credit.Meets two hours per week each semester. Prerequisite: MISC 401.

MISC 500 Independent Study