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Naval Leadership and Ethics Center


Perry Hall — Building 440

440 Meyerkord Ave.

Phone: 401-841-7422

Fax: 401-841-6386



Founded in 2014, the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center (NLEC) is the catalyst for, and synchronizer of, developing ethical leaders throughout the Navy, from seaman recruit to captain, in support of the president of U.S. Naval War College. NLEC was established from the former Command Leadership School.

NLEC annually provides seminar-style instruction for more than 400 prospective commanding officers representing all designators. The two-week course focuses on reinforcing fundamental tenets of naval leadership and improving the decision-making foundation of officers about to assume their first command. A one-week seminar for prospective major commanders builds on these principles. A course for prospective executive officers addresses the application of leadership principles in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the second-in-command. The CMC/COB course is a capstone program designed to further develop the unique perspective and special skills needed to serve as a vital member of the command’s leadership triad. A one-week course is offered to spouses of prospective commanding officers and command master chiefs. These courses promote a team-building approach to command by recognizing, inspiring and educating the spouses of commanding officers and command master chiefs to realize the positive impact they can have on the morale and success of the command. The combined courses convene 14 times each year and students share instruction in topics that include physical training, lectures, case studies and subjects relevant to the Command Leadership Team and Command Support Team members.

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