OSTS - Off-Shore Sailing Training Squadron
The Department of Leader Development and Research (LDR) provides seminar training to OSTS skippers and XO's through four leader development modules. Leader development modules include topics on preparing to lead, leading crews, leading with the head, and leading with the heart. LDR works in cooperation with OSTS throughout the pre-deployment and post-deployment of the summer sailing experiences to assist with guided reflection and meaning-making. Midshipmen learn to apply leadership theory from the classroom in real world settings aboard the leadership "labs" of the 44 foot sailing vessels.