An assessment of the leadership education and development program at the United States Naval Academy
Zaleski, Patrick J.
Thomas, Gail Fann
MetadataShow full item record
Company officers at the United States Naval Academy are responsible for the leadership development of midshipmen. To attract higher quality officers to serve as company officers for the Brigade of Midshipmen and to provide officers with an opportunity for an advanced degree, the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program was established in 1997. This program allows Navy and Marine Corps officers to receive a Master of Science in Leadership and Human Resource Development from the Naval Postgraduate School. After the first year, the program graduates serve two years as company officers and work closely with the midshipmen of the brigade. This research uses data obtained from semi-structured interviews and self-administered questionnaires of 27 LEAD program graduates. It focuses on the perceptions of graduates concerning the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the program, and makes recommendations for change and improvement. This research adds to the body of knowledge and recommendations that exist and serves as a five-year retrospective on the perceptions of the effectiveness of the program and whether or not the program is perceived to be meeting its goals.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Clark, Timothy M. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-09);This study examined midshipmen perceptions of moral development at the Naval Academy. Six focus groups comprising a total of 45 first-class midshipmen were conducted to discover aspects of the Naval Academy experience that ...
Coutoulakis, Andrea M. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2023-06);A goal of leadership development is to hone a person’s intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to improve leader effectiveness. The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a four-year undergraduate institution with the aim ...
MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HONOR REMEDIATION SYSTEM AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY FOR PROMOTING ETHICAL LEADERSHIP Vandiver, Nicholas G. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2022-06);This thesis focuses on measuring the effectiveness of the honor remediation program for developing ethical leadership among midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy. Grounded in research about developing ethical ...