Regimental and Independent students of MMA have the opportunity to attend multiple leadership conferences held for midshipmen, cadets, officer candidates, and student leaders from across the country. For the past few years a group of Regimental and Independent Students and Staff have attended the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy Leadership Conferences. These two events provide welcoming atmospheres where students and staff can interact with their peers, discuss difficult questions of leadership, and learn from accomplished civilian and military leaders.

Since 1984, the Naval Academy has hosted an annual leadership conference for senior cadets and midshipmen from each of the service academies. In 2002, the conference expanded to include students from civilian universities and broadened its scope to include leadership topics relevant to government, business, and academia, as well as the military. Made possible through the generous support of the Class of ’38, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and Mitch and Linda Hart, the USNA Leadership Conference now includes more than 400 participants from over 45 military and civilian colleges. In 2006, the Leadership Conference incorporated a student generated and professionally published conference report that addressed key issues related to the conference theme. In recent years, the Leadership Conference has varied presentation formats and increased the amount of small group interaction and discussion in order to foster learning experiences among attendees.

The United States Naval Academy, the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law, along with the Hart Foundation, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and the USNA Class of ’38, are proud to sponsor the 2021 Leadership Conference at the United States Naval Academy.

NCLS is a two day symposium in which participants have an opportunity to hear from speakers sharing inspirational stories of character and leadership with the audience through his/her own words. It is one of the premier national symposiums in the area of character development, bringing together distinguished scholars, military leaders, corporate executives and world-class athletes to explore various dimensions of character and leadership. Speakers share their life experiences in order to challenge the audience to become more effective leaders of character. NCLS is a personal development symposium.