Leader Challenge / PME2
The leader challenge project exists to give future platoon leaders the experience of thinking through and reflecting on the cutting-edge, current experiences of actual platoon leaders. It includes an interactive, online experience showcasing the most developmental experiences platoon leaders are having in combat.
This experience was very valuable because it has validated what I have learned throughout my career at West Point and has given me more confidence in my decision-making ability. I feel I know what I need to do now to become a good platoon leader.
I truly think that these classes have been as valuable, if not more, than any other experience I've had at West Point.
This was great because it was relevant and applicable OPD finally. This was the first time in a PME session where I was actually treated like an officer and incorporated into the lesson/had some input into where the discussion went. I came out of these meetings genuinely thinking about what I'd have done long after I left.
This was the most real-life developmental experience I have had so far at USMA. No other leadership course or PME class has been as clearly applicable to me and my future as the leader-challenge series. I can honestly say that I feel myself better prepared to enter the Army.