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The catalyst and strategic vector for character and leadership at the United States Air Force Academy.

graphic of a polaris Rigorous and relevant inquiry to critically challenge established worldviews about character and leadership
graphic of a polaris Integration of character and leadership development programs across orginizational and mission elements
graphic of a polaris Innovative instruction and research into the disciplines of character and leadership.

Our Mission   

The 21st century presents a changing landscape for the profession of arms. The cultural, technical, political, and operational challenges before us require new thought and new approaches.  But the stakes are too high to leave such changes to the “latest great thing.” Scholarly research, field research, assessment and understanding of “Best Practices” will guide the Air Force Academy in its development of officers of character, strategic thinkers leading throughout the globe to achieve breakthrough commitments.

Scholarship Declarations   

  • We identify and pursue Character and Leadership questions that matter
  • We help shed light on the relevant Character and leadership ideas, knowledge, and practices    
    • Enlighten, Energize, Equip
  • First Call in timeliness, professionalism, quality, impact
  • We make the complex simple
  • We increase understanding and impact
  • Never leave asking “so what?”
Publications Archive   

Click here for access to past publications from CCLDS
  • JCLI Journals
  • Scholar Briefs
  • Character Connections
  • Foundational Documents
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Spring 2013 Nobel Purpose
and the Profession of Arms:
How Should They Connect?



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Scholar's Forum Welcome
from Lt. Col. Kevin Basik



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JCLI Journal 2012
Vol 1 Issue 1



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New Scholars Brief
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