Gettysburg Leadership Encounter
The Gettysburg Leadership Encounter is sponsored by the USNA Class of 1977 and NAAA. In June, the Center for Experiential Leadership Development (ELD) conducts a two-day Gettysburg Leadership Encounter (GLE) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for U.S. Naval Academy varsity sports team captains and Fall midshipmen brigade leaders. In December, the GLE is a one-day event for the new Spring brigade leaders. The GLE is set against the backdrop of one of the most significant military engagements in our nation’s history to facilitate an immersive experience for incoming varsity team captains and brigade commanders to convey meaning, purpose, and operationalization of team leadership at USNA. During the academic year and competitive seasons, ELD facilitates leader development through team captain and brigade commander seminars and reflection on the unique challenges presented and the opportunities these exceptional leaders provide to the brigade of midshipmen.