Naval Leadership and Ethics building


The Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) has created an orientation guide, including lodging and uniform details, to help prepare you for your time in Newport.

Before you arrive

Before you arrive for your NLEC training, there are some things you’ll need to know, such as what to pack, where to stay, and what to expect during a typical day.

Lodging Information

Visit the Department of Defense Lodging website to book your accommodations. You’ll select “on orders” under the “purpose of visit” drop-down menu. You’ll also need your arrival and departure dates, paygrade information, and, if applicable, guest details

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Uniform Requirements

For the classroom, wear service khakis. We recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket; leather flight jackets are allowable. For socials and field trips you may wear civilian attire

Technology & App

You can access course material, the schedule, an end-of-course survey, and other details through the NLEC app, downloadable for free through the Apple App Store; however, you will not be able to log in until you arrive on campus and receive your password. Note: The app is only available on iOS devices.

We encourage you to bring an iPad for use in the classroom; but if you do not have one, we can loan you one to use during your time in Newport. We’ll spend some time walking you through the process of accessing wi-fi and setting up the app.

Course Preparation & Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI)

View your course prerequisites for information about read-ahead material. Once you arrive on campus, we’ll conduct MBTI assessments during a joint session between officers and spouses.

Class Schedule

All NLEC classes typically run each day from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday is the final day for PXOs, and the last course ends at about 3 p.m. All other courses end Friday at 3 p.m.

Childcare Options

The Naval Station Newport Childcare Program offers its services to children six weeks to six years old weekdays from 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call 401-841-4562 for provider availability and details.

Other local options include the Newport YMCA summer camp (401-847-9200 ext. 120) or the Navy summer camp (401-841-7196).

Other Information

Command Spouse Leadership Course

The Command Spouse Leadership Course (CSLC) is an intense one-week course for spouses of Commanding Officers en route to their first command.

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CMC Spouse Leadership Course

Spouses of these active duty members attending the CMC/COB course are invited to attend the CMCSLC that is designed to run in conjunction with the CMC/COB course conducted in Newport, RI.

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Directions & Visiting Information

We want your visit to go smoothly but please remember the campus is part of a secure Naval facility. Only students, staff, faculty and other approved visitors are permitted to enter the base and then drive onto campus.

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News, Media, & Events


Second Annual Future Warfighting Symposium

Aug. 14, 2018
News Publication

Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Workshop: August 2018

Aug. 16, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

The Secret Sauce to Innovate in the Military: Make Doubt and Failure Fun

Jul. 25, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication