The College of Leadership and Ethics (CLE) is responsible for the U.S. Naval War College Leadership in the Profession of Arms (LPA) core course and the leadership & ethics area of study in the electives program. Additionally CLE offers an expanded leader development experience for in residence College of Naval Warfare (CNW) and Naval Command College (NCC) students through the Navy Senior Leader Development Concentration (NSLDC).
Leadership in the Profession of Arms course provides every student the opportunity to focus on themselves as leaders, reflect on past performance, examine personal strengths and weaknesses, develop new competences, and strengthen personal character so they enhance their ability to lead in a complex and dynamic environment.
This course is a specialized elective track completed in conjunction with the 10-month August to June curricula taught at the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
The College of Leadership and Ethics (CLE) offers courses in leader development for flag officers and their civilian senior executive service (SES) equivalents.
Flag officer representatives from all 17 Navy communities meet to share leader development strategies, best practices and identify gaps in Sailor development.
Prepare for your arrival at College of Leadership and Ethics and see what our core curriculum has to offer along with additional opportunities around the college.
Gene R. Andersen is responsible for operationalizing the personal development element of the Navy Leader Development Continuum, with a focus on self-awareness, coaching, and mentoring. He is the area of study coordinator for all College elective courses in leadership and ethics. He teaches electives in self-awareness for leaders, strategic leadership, and directed research in leadership, and is part of the Navy Senior Leader Development Concentration faculty. A retired Navy helicopter pilot, he taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, has edited two leadership texts, and has been published in the Naval Institute Proceedings and the Naval War College Review. He joined the Naval War College in 2005.
Professor Connors is founder of the ALEADMOVE (A Leaders’ Movement) program, an interdisciplinary research initiative. ALEADMOVE tests the potential of decoded nonverbal behavior to understand and predict leaders’ decision-making processes and communicative styles. Recipient of a SECDEF Net Assessment 20-year research fellowship, Connors blends human movement analysis with political science, deception research, gender studies, decision and neuroscience methods. Validation and reliability findings published in peer-reviewed journals underpin this emerging field that offers those in the national security domain new tools for getting at how leaders and other major players make vital choices.