Since 1984, the US Naval Academy has hosted an annual leadership conference for senior Cadets and Midshipmen from each of the service academies. In recent years, the Leadership Conference has varied presentation formats and increased the amount of small group interaction and discussion in order to foster the learning experiences among attendees. Every year RMC sends Cadets from the Military Psychology and Leadership Department to attend this conference.
The conference is intended to better prepare Cadets for the challenges that lay ahead in their roles as CAF Officers by helping them to further understand the role courage and risk play in the shaping of great leaders.
The USNA Leadership Conference is a tremendous growth opportunity for the cadets selected to attend. The mission of this conference is “to bring together the best minds in the practice and study of leadership to exchange ideas, experience and methodologies with both military and civilian students.”
Thanks to your generosity RMC has been able to participate in this conference for the past four years. With your support today we can deliver the funding of $3000 needed to continue to offer the Cadets the chance to share their own experiences with Cadets from other military academies and to learn from their peers.
Not only did our sponsored group from RMC get to listen to such inspirational people talk, but we also were able to interact and discus with other students. From the great conference to the wonderful hosting shown by the Annapolis Cadets, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RMC Foundation for sending us to this leadership conference and allowing us to learn from the pros. It was a great experience and one that I would not hesitate to do again with your support – 25242 OCdt J.D. Ruis
Throughout the three days featured speakers shared their perspectives and experiences being in a position of leadership, where countless lives were at stake. They shared the importance of knowing one’s purpose, taking care of subordinates, and taking daily action that will help reach your potential as a leader. Specific themes that were brought up in these discussions were that of the importance of mental health and resilience, as well as ethical leadership within the Armed Forces. At the end of the event, I had a new appreciation for leaders who deal with the challenges and complexity of leadership. At the same time, I felt driven to continue developing myself personally and professionally, as I prepare to serve in the CAF as a commissioned officer.” – 27116 OCdt Ashley Shin