Programs

The Colin Powell Chair for National Security Leadership, Character and Ethics

The Colin Powell Chair is an academic chair devoted to scholarship in national security leadership, character and ethics. It was established in March 2006 with the generous support of General Colin Powell.

The chair is used to augmenting traditional strategic training with moral education drawn from the wisdom, experience, and scholarship of principled leaders. This year's Colin Powell Chair course, entitled “Ethical Leadership and the Profession of Arms,” introduces a curriculum that prepares students to address the increasingly difficult moral and ethical dimensions of today’s national security environment. 

 

Current Chair: General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret.)

The current Colin Powell Chair for National Security Leadership, Character, and Ethics is the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret.). General Myers has a wealth of experience in negotiating moral and ethical implications of national security decisions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Southeast Asia. 

General Myers is currently taking a leave of absence so this year's Colin Powell Chair course, entitled “Ethical Leadership and the Profession of Arms,” is being taught by the National Defense University's Dr. Albert Pierce.