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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The U.S. Air Force Academy hosts the 21st annual National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 27-28.

This year’s symposium is themed: “Character Overcoming Conflict: Individual Stories, Global Impact.” NCLS participants will have the opportunity to hear from more than 20 speakers and several panel discussions focused on enhancing one’s own understanding of the importance and challenges of sound moral character and leadership. Participants include cadets, Academy faculty and students from colleges around the country.

“NCLS allows our cadets and faculty to explore challenging topics that are essential for their development as critical thinkers and professionals,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, dean of faculty. “The insights and compelling stories often trigger important discussions that filter into the classrooms and dorm rooms across the Academy and beyond.”

This year’s speakers include Mike Farrell, actor, activist, and author, retired general Norton Schwartz, 19th Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander and Dr. Heather Wilson, 1982 Academy graduate, former congresswoman and president of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Additional information including scheduled speakers on the National Character and Leadership Symposium is available at http://www.cvent.com/events/national-character-leadership-symposium/event-summary-486001c4c87e4fe6932a136a9fbe929d.aspx.

For the first time ever, multiple speakers will be streamed live online through DVIDS, allowing a much larger audience to be part of the Academy’s National Character and Leadership Symposium. The online link will be sent out on Feb. 26.

Students from the following colleges are attending this event:
- Arizona State University
- Augustana College
- Bob Jones University
- California State University, Sacramento
- Central Washington University
- College of the Ozarks
- Colorado State University, Fort Collins
- Creighton University
- Duke University
- Florida State University
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Indiana University, Purdue
- Johnson and Wales University, Denver
- Kansas State University
- Kent State University
- Louisiana Tech University
- Loyola College, Maryland
- Manhattan College
- Marion Military University
- Marquette University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New Mexico Military Institute
- Ohio State University
- Otero Junior College
- Rice University
- Royal Military College of Canada
- Texas A&M University
- The Citadel
- University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
- University of Akron
- University of Alaska, Anchorage
- University of California, Davis
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
- University of Colorado, Denver
- University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne
- University of Nebraska, Omaha
- University of New Mexico
- University of North Dakota
- University of South Florida
- University of Tulsa
- University of Virginia
- University of Washington
- University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
- US Naval Academy
- USAF Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol
- Virginia’s Women’s Institute of Leadership
- Wake Forest University
- Wartburg College
- Wofford College

NOTE: Media interested in covering NCLS should contact the Air Force Academy Public Affairs office at 719-333-7731.


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Date Taken:02.19.2014

Date Posted:02.19.2014 11:33

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