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Cadet Commanders’ Leadership Enrichment Seminar

The Cadet Commanders’ Leadership Enrichment Seminar (CLES) is a leadership development workshop hosted by DFBL in partnership with the Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD).

During the seminar, a multiple mission partner team of leadership coaches, mentors, and experts from throughout the Academy prepare 150 cadet commanders and intercollegiate team captains per year to lead change in the Cadet Wing by achieving their unit goals. Cadets arrive to CLES with a desired goal, and then work with their cadet peers and a team of experts to evolve their goal into a specific action plan after considering issues of planning, communication, motivation, and feedback. The department has hosted CLES each Fall, Spring and Summer semester since 1983 with the generous support of the Academy and the Association of Graduates (AOG).