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How We Fostered a Proactive Approach to Leader Development

Colonel Bernard B. Banks

Professor and Department Head, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy at West Point

Background

The United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point was founded in 1802. The mission of the Academy has always focused on the development of character-based leaders for the U.S. Army, the nation, and the military forces of the United States' allies. The Academy's 4,400 cadets are drawn from all fifty states and thirty-six other countries.

A hallmark of West Point's rigorous four-year undergraduate educational process ...

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