Leadership Dialogue and Discussion Program

Program Description

The Stennis Center for Public Service regularly conducts a Civil-Military Leadership Dialogue and Discussion program to bring together top leaders from the military and Congress. This program emphasizes leadership development opportunities for military and civilian decision-makers alike. Military participants have included the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Secretary of the Navy, and many Flag Officers. United States Senators and Representatives, cabinet secretaries, and distinguished writers have also been participants.

Civilian and military leaders gather at the Stennis Center's Leadership Dialogue and Discussion Program

The program connects first-term U.S. Senators and House members, in addition to senior-level congressional staff members, to military leaders and enables them to learn more about military life, values, institutions, and culture. The program has provided meaningful opportunities for military and civilian leaders to increase awareness and understanding between the military and civilian spheres of responsibility.

Creating interaction opportunities that aid civilian leaders in their policy-making duties is crucial when relatively few civilian leaders have had military experience. Likewise, military leaders should develop a better understanding of the policy-making process.

This program connects first-term U.S. Senators and House members, in addition to senior-level congressional staff members, to military leaders and enable them to learn more about military life, values, institutions, and culture. The program has provided meaningful opportunities for military and civilian leaders to increase awareness and understanding between the military and civilian spheres of responsibility.

Creating interaction opportunities that aid civilian leaders in their policy-making duties is crucial when relatively few civilian leaders have had military experience. Likewise, military leaders should develop a better understanding of the policy-making process.

One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

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One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623

201 Mass. Avenue, NE, Suite C-7, Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841