Leader Development
LEAD Strategy
LEAD is the delivery method for the 200-week experience that is the Guide to Officer and Leader Development (GOLD). This 200-week experience enables cadets to learn to lead self and to lead others, and emphasizes four components that enhance holistic leader development and contribute to developing Leaders of Character.

Learn from Theory.
Experience through Practice.
Analyze using Reflection.
Deepen understanding through Mentoring.

LEAD helps us define what we do, explain why we invest in leader development, and shows how we do it consistently across the corps of cadets during the 200-week experience. The LEAD framework enables the transformation of cadets from swabs into service-ready ensigns who are Leaders of Character.