Leader Development
GOLD Program
The mission underpinning all efforts at the Academy is to graduate leaders of character. The Guide to Officer and Leader Development (GOLD) is the framework for organizing and understanding the activities and programs designed to develop cadets as leaders of character. GOLD explains the relationship between our mission, our strategy, and our three distinct goals for cadet development. Leader development at the Academy is a collaborative and continuous effort, and GOLD helps explain everyone’s role in our shared purpose. GOLD also allows us to assess, replicate and improve upon leader development at the Academy.