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Citadel News Service

For Release
Aug. 15, 2003

Citadel appoints director of leadership, ethics initiative

          Jeffrey M. Weart of West Point, N.Y., has been named director of the new Krause Initiative in Leadership, Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds announced today. The initiative is a major expansion of leadership training in The Citadel's unique military college environment.                     

Col. Jeffrey Weart, second from right, talks to Regimental Commander Keane Phillips and Regimental Executive Officer Viann Bolick as his wife, Carol, listens. Weart was introduced to The Citadel community at a press conference Aug. 15

          Created this year, the Krause Initiative in Leadership is being funded with a $2 million gift from The Krause Foundation of Los Altos Hills, Calif. William Krause, the foundation's CEO, is a 1963 Citadel graduate. In addition, he has endowed and established The Krause Chair in Leadership.

          Weart, a lieutenant colonel who will soon retire from his post at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will develop, coordinate and integrate into all aspects of The Citadel curriculum, a comprehensive plan to engage cadets in the study and practice of leadership principles, character development and ethics with particular emphasis on the college's Honor Code. Cadets, regardless of their major, will emerge as better problem solvers, strategists, innovators and team builders.

          "Such qualities are the centerpiece of a Citadel education, which is based on an honor code that expects cadets not to lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do," Grinalds said.

          Weart was among 100 people who applied for the directorship and among three who were interviewed this summer. He was chosen for his extensive background in leadership development, particularly in a military college environment.

          A graduate of the United State Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor's and master's degrees, Weart brings to The Citadel 23 years experience in commissioned Army service and specialized knowledge of student/cadet administration, program management and leadership development.

          "Joining the Citadel Team is a tremendous opportunity," Weart said. "I look forward to becoming involved with the staff, the faculty, and the students of the college"

The Weart File

Jeffrey M. Weart, director, The Citadel's Krause Initiative in Leadership
Effective: Sept. 1

-Command and General Staff College, Executive Management Diploma, 1994
-United States Military Academy, Master of Arts, Leadership Development, 1990
-Leader Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, 1989
-United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1980

Work experience
-Special assistant to the commandant, United States Military Academy, 2002-2003
-Chief of Staff, USMA, 2001-2002
-Strategic planner and policy advisor to the commandant, USMA, 1998-2002
-Staff officer, Army Headquarters, deputy chief of staff, operations, war plans division, Pentagon 1997-1998
-Operations Officer (1994-1995) and Executive Officer (1995-1996), 2-69 Armor Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 3rd -Infantry Division, 1994-1997, Ft Benning, Georgia. Served as 3rd Brigade Executive Officer, 1996-1997.
-Student Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, Kansas,1993-1994.
-Company Tactical Officer, Battalion Tactical
-Officer, Executive Officer for the Commandant of Cadets, West Point, N.Y., 1989-1993.
-Student in the Eisenhower Fellowship in Leadership Development, West Point, N.Y., 1988-1989.
-Company level command assignments in Germany 3rd Armored Division, 1984-1988.
-Platoon and Squadron staff assignments in 2nd Armored Division, Ft Hood, Texas, 1981-1984.

          "The Citadel has a renowned history of educating and developing principled leaders to serve in all aspects of our society. The Krause Initiative was created to further this mission through expanding and incorporating the various leadership and ethical development activities across the Citadel experience.

          "In concert with the institutional mission my vision for this initiative is to:

  • Develop and implement an ethics and leadership program, that is integrated into the institutional curriculum and in concert with its core values, which will serve as a model for peer institutions.
  • Establish and maintain close and involved connections with other educational, governmental, and commercial institutions involved in leadership and ethical development that can further The Citadel mission.

          "To accomplish this task will truly involve all aspects of the college. With the support of the administration, the students and the alumni, I am confident that we can realize the intent of this initiative that will undoubtedly better prepare Citadel graduates to assume critical leadership roles in support of our nation and all walks of life."




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