Naval Leadership Weekend

NAVAL LEADERSHIP WEEKEND

For twenty consecutive years, Naval ROTC midshipmen from around the country have met once a year at the University of Notre Dame to learn and discuss issues critical to their roles as future leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps. This two and a half day event provides an opportunity for Midshipmen from all across the country to step outside their classrooms and into an environment that continues their education and training as leaders by promoting a critical examination of the principles of leadership. It is a chance for Midshipmen to hear from successful leaders in both the military and civilian communities, providing them with the tools and information that will guide them to success beyond the realm of college and into their unceasing challenge to become superior military officers.

HISTORY OF NOTRE DAME AND THE NAVY

The University of Notre Dame and the United States Navy share a history steeped in tradition. At the onset of World War II, the university lost much of its enrollment to young men joining the military. Like many colleges during the early years of the war, Notre Dame started to face severe financial difficulties. Fortunately for the University, the Navy selected Notre Dame as a training location for its officer candidates. From 1942 to 1946, over 10,000 Notre Dame students were commissioned as officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps as the Navy kept Notre Dame alive.

Here is Navy.mil article describing NLW 2017. Midshipmen share their thoughts on the weekend’s events and speakers.