Senior Leadership Academy 2019
We are pleased to ANNOUNCE THE 30 cadets who have been selected to attend the USNSCC’s inaugural Senior Leadership Academy (SLA) to be held from April 14 - 20 in Arlington, Virginia.
About SLA 2019
the Application Process
The rigorous application process required a 750-word essay regarding leadership, exceptional academic credentials, substantial community service, two letters of recommendation, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Applications were scored based on a rubric used by the North Carolina State University’s Shelton Leadership School.
This week-long immersion in Leadership and Ethics will be an exciting journey of self- discovery, discussion, and debate with U.S. Naval Officers and Senior Enlisted personnel. Cadets will visit hallowed ground, walk historic sites, tour The Yard at the U.S. Naval Academy, be privy to behind-the-scenes politics and engage with historians, authors, and explorers. Cadets will experience the tradition of the Chief’s Mess and land the Space Shuttle Discovery with the shuttle’s former pilot and commander in the simulator with them. They will practice their leadership skills, learn new skills, and expand their networks. They will consider other perspectives throughout history, question what we know - and how we know it. Cadets will meet with those shadowy figures who discreetly stand watch guarding our national security. They will enjoy the camaraderie of their shipmates, attend a Major League Baseball game, and match their wits and skills in an escape room. Cadets will maintain their physical fitness with pride runs to pay their respects to those who have given their last full measure of devotion to keep us all safe and free. Finally, they will graduate with a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. in front of family, friends, and dignitaries.