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Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

McCain Conference

The McCain Conference of federal service academies annually brings key representatives from the nation's federal military academies to Annapolis to discuss emerging issues in ethics and character development. The conference was endowed in 2001 through a gift from Mrs. Cindy McCain in honor of her husband, Senator John McCain (USNA Class of 1958). Since 2007, the conference has been held in the late spring, and has been expanded to include the broader notion of military leadership, and to include participants from Command, Staff, and senior war colleges as well as undergraduate institutions.

The annual McCain Conference of the service academies and allied institutions is an annual event made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Cindy McCain.

The conference is by invitation only, and all invitees are strongly encouraged to register for this year's conference via the Stockdale Center's Registration form. Please CLICK HERE. The Event Page has information about this year's theme, logistics and will house the schedule as soon as it is available.

The Conference is the culminating event for the Stockdale Center Fellowship Program, a year-long intensive program of study concerned with emerging issues in military ethics.

All video from past conferences is viewable on the Stockdale Center's YouTube Channel. As well, video from the most recent Conference on our videos page..


John McCain with a group of people