Each year, the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) prepares more than 400 prospective commanding officers and their support teams for leadership success.
As a prospective command leader, you're about to serve in one of the most demanding and rewarding positions in the U.S. Navy. The Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) was established to prepare the command triad (master chiefs/chiefs of the boat, executive officers, and commanding officers) and their support teams for success.
Preparing for the Demands of Command
It’s important for future command-level Navy leaders and department heads to be proficient in their areas of expertise, and it’s also imperative that they demonstrate personal integrity and ethical leadership. Our goal is for NLEC participants to leave Newport ready to instill teamwork to effectively communicate with sailors under their command.
NLEC’s programming focuses on developing an effective, integrated command triad, as well as in preparing commanding officers’ and command chief spouses for their support role. The center also provides short-term leadership training for other Navy department heads.
Our interactive curriculum includes thought-provoking case studies, one-on-one coaching, and other training exercises.
Our faculty and staff members design courses and create educational materials that emphasize ethical decision making at all levels of Navy leadership. They also pursue cutting-edge research in areas of command climate, self-awareness, and organizational culture.