Course Descriptions

Delaware National Guard


DNG 6100
Communication Essentials for Military Leadership
3 credits

Military leaders must present ideas and recommendations persuasively. This course has been designed to enhance students’ persuasive skills and help them communicate strategically. Specifically, effective communication, beyond basic skills, involves listening to and organizing information; giving clear information; and, getting unbiased information. The course combines short lectures and discussions of conceptual ideas with skill-building assignments, practice, and in-class feedback.


DNG 6200
Strategic Leadership and Decision Making
3 credits

Military leaders must present ideas that are well-formed, well-informed and the product of a clear decision-making process. This course has been designed to enhance the student’s skills in clear decision-making and thinking strategically. The course combines short lectures and discussions of conceptual ideas with skill-building assignments, practice, and in-class feedback. The goal of this course is to combine theories of decision-making with the insights the student learns about his/her own strategic thinking style.


DNG 6300
Military Leadership Skills
3 credits

Military leaders must understand all aspects of the people they lead and resources they utilize. The goal of this course is to combine understanding of both the Delaware National Guard and the Delaware Air National Guard, their goals, purpose, structure, policies and assumptions in a manner that the strengths of both can be seen as a single source of success for either. Along with an increased awareness of both services, the course will focus on skills such as managing and prioritizing time; setting goals and standards; and planning and scheduling work.


DNG 6400
The Role of the Guard
3 credits

Military leaders must understand and work in alignment with the role of the guard in local, state and regional events. This course is designed to enhance the students’ understanding of the functions of the Guard so they can effectively manage resources strategically. This course will also address common misperceptions, roles, strategies, purposes, goals and structures and the ability to utilize this information in a manner that effectively addresses local, regional and national expectations.


DNG 6500
Joint Force Operations
3 credits

The role of joint operations has risen to become a critical part of the future leader’s development. This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding, and ability to perform within a joint environment. This course will prepare the student for the spectrum of multi-service operations challenges they will face in their careers.


DNG 6600
Crisis Leadership
3 credits

This capstone course is designed to allow the student to demonstrate his/her ability to incorporate the material learned from the previous five courses into a cogent professional approach that reflects an understanding of the big picture, defines individual decision-making and strategic processes, ability to build networks and understanding across service entities and, most importantly, the ability to serve local, state and national interest effectively with this new focus

Prerequisite(s): DNG 6100, 6200, 6300, 6400, and 6500