Answering the Nation's Call for Leaders of Character 

All meals and plenary sessions take place in Marshall Hall.  

4 October   Monday 

1200 -- 1930     Registration (Marshall Hall, Gallery) 

1300 - 1500 


1530 - 1730 

Workshops (choose two)



  Reception and Banquet  (Hall of Valor) 


Answering the Nation’s Call for Leaders of Character 
General Barry R. McCaffrey, USA (Retired)
President, McCaffrey Associates, LLC 

5 October   Tuesday 

 0800 -0830  

 Registration (Marshall Hall, Gallery) 
& Continental Breakfast
 (Hall of Valor) 

 0830 – 0845 

Welcoming Ceremonies 

0845 – 1015    

Responsibilities and Challenges in the 21st Century: View from the Top 



1030 - 1200   

Overcoming the Challenges to Leader Development -
Break-Out Sessions

How do external factors affect your ability to develop ethical leaders within the system (media, gaming, social networking, drugs & alcohol, the accelerating rate of change in the world, the values and influences of Generations Y and Z? 

1200 - 1300 

Buffet Luncheon (Hall of Valor) 

1300 - 1430    

Honor Systems as Components of Leader Development 
Philip K. Howard, Esq.Vice-Chairman, Covington & Burling, LLP; Author, Life without Lawyers: Liberating Americans From Too Much Law; Founder and Chair, Common Good   

1445 – 1615 

Honor systems as Components of Leader Development - Break-Out Sessions 

Facilitators pose questions for discussion about the nature of honor in academic and corporate environments, how legal constraints within their jurisdiction affect the systems at invited schools, who adjudicates final decisions, and how far honor systems can/should go? 


 VMI Military Parade (VMI Parade Ground) 


Dinner (Hall of Valor) 


Leaders of Distinction:  Beyond Graduation 
CAPT Dick Couch, USN (retired), author, Sheriff of Ramadi: Visiting Professor, US Naval Academy

 6 October  Wednesday  

0800 - 0830 

Refreshments (Hall of Valor) 

0830 – 0930 

Achieving Unity of Purpose:  Creating Leaders in an Academic Environment 
LTG Robert L. Caslen, Jr Commanding General
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center & Fort Leavenworth   

  0930 - 1030 


Craig M. Mullaney Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Afghanistan and Pakistan, United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Author, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education (Penguin 2009)   

1105 – 1200 

Eye on the Ball:  Focusing Yourself and Your Team    
Bobby Ross Former Head Coach of Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers, Georgia Tech, Citadel, the University of Maryland, and the U.S. Military Academy 


Boxed “Lunches on the Run” (Hall of Valor)