Naval ROTC to host national naval leadership event

Author: William G. Gilroy


The University of Notre Dames Naval Reserve OfficersTraining Corps (ROTC) will host the 12 th annual Naval Leadership Weekend from Thursday to Sunday (March 1 to 4) on the Universitys campus.

The event is the nations premier conference for future naval and Marine Corps officers and offers them an opportunity to engage in discussions on leadership, the military, and their upcoming careers. More than 100 midshipmen from some 40 universities will be in attendance, along with active Navy and Marine Corps personnel and top civilian leaders.

As part of this years conference, Navy ROTC and the Universitys Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will host a panel discussion titledConflict of Duty: Security versus Ethicsat 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hesburgh Librarys Carey Auditorium. The event is open to members of the Notre Dame community on a space available basis. Panelists will include Daniel J. DellOrto, the principal deputy general counsel for the Department of Defense; Douglas Cassel, the Notre Dame Presidential Fellow Professor of Law; and Michael Baxter, an assistant professor of theology at the University.

Other participants in the weekend event include Adm. Donald Kirkland, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, and author and former Navy Seal Chuck Pfarrer.

For more information on the Naval Leadership Weekend, contact Notre Dame Naval ROTC at 574-631-7274.

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