Leadership & Ethics is responsible for the Leadership & Ethics area of study in the Naval War College’s electives program, Professional Military Ethics Program, and the Navy Senior Leader Development Concentration. The department works closely with the Navy Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) as well as with Navy leadership on issues involving character development and stewardship of the profession of arms.
Leadership & Ethics will be at the forefront on issues involving character development and stewardship of the profession of arms; this includes enabling execution of the Navy Leader Development Strategy to support an effective Navy Leader Development Continuum from Seaman Recruit to Admiral. The department delivers the Navy Senior Leader Development Concentration (NSLDC), a 10-month immersive and deliberate leader development experience for select NWC students. Leadership & Ethics is also responsible for the college’s Professional Military Ethics Program that provides a series of lectures, panels, seminars and discussion groups to further officers' understanding and application of ethical leadership which is led by the Admiral James B. Stockdale Chair of Military Ethics.
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Dr. Yvonne R. Masakowski is an Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership and Leader Development at the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC). Dr. Masakowski teaches courses in leader development, cultural competence, and Leadership and War viewed through the Humanities. She is the US Chair of a NATO panel on Leader Development for NATO Multinational Military Operations (NATO HFM RTG 286).
Klein recently completed a 35-year Navy career in March 2017. As Rear Admiral Klein, she served as the SecDef’s Advisor for Military Professionalism. Klein served as Chief of Staff for the newly-created United States Cyber Command. In 2008 she served as director of operations for the Navy’s Network Warfare Command. In 2011, she commanded an American military force of five ships, 30 aircraft, and over 3,300 Sailors and Marines in combat operations in the Mediterranean Sea. She served as the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, where she was responsible for 4,400 Navy and Marine Corps officer candidates. Klein flew in and commanded an aviation squadron and wing.