McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg said the overwhelming success of last year’s pilot program is the reason that UofL is one of only two universities in the country to host this program again in 2015.
“The reaction of last year’s contingent of officers was stunningly positive. They were moved intellectually and we helped recharge their batteries as they went off to new assignments,” Gregg said. “I know for a fact that several soldiers took what they learned last year and are using it back in their units. The Army has determined that this type of leadership development is worth funding. We are thrilled they asked us to do it again and hope to turn it into a long-term relationship with the Army.”