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Citadel News Service
1 Jun 2015

Unique leadership academy formed in Charleston

Program to bring global business executives to the Lowcountry to learn from battlefield historybattlefield

CHARLESTON, S.C. ̶ A new alliance between The Citadel and Battlefield Leadership, LLC, will bring global corporate leaders to the Lowcountry to learn from historical battlefield case 
studies. Battlefield Leadership, LLC, is a premier provider of unique and impactful executive education for Fortune 500 companies. Executives in the Lowcountry programs will be immersed in collaborative learning from Citadel faculty and from battlefield strategies that have significant corporate parallels intended to foster a competitive edge in today's business challenges and opportunities.

The Citadel’s School of Business is partnering with Battlefield Leadership to provide customized leadership training events beginning this fall.

The alliance will combine The Citadel’s expert faculty, facilities, distinguished alumni, and local partnerships, with Battlefield Leadership’s industry-leading facilitators, methodology, program content and corporate client base to leverage both The Citadel’s unique environment and the history of the Charleston area in providing educational experiences focused on leadership development for corporate executives.

“The Citadel’s world-renowned reputation for excellence in developing leaders of character in a military culture, in conjunction with the college’s storied history in the Palmetto State, made this alliance a perfect fit for both sides,” said the Battlefield Leadership’s Chief Operating Officer, Colonel Kevin W. Farrell, Ph.D., U.S. Army (Retired). “Participants in our programs experience the pivotal leadership challenges, teambuilding requirements, and key decisions of past leaders and apply them to contemporary situations.”

Battlefield Leadership was founded in 2008 by New York Times bestselling author and former Chief of Military History at West Point, Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D., U.S. Army (Retired), and has programs in more than 20 locations worldwide, including Gettysburg, Antietam, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, The Alamo, Little Bighorn, Washington’s Crossing, Normandy, Waterloo, The Battle of the Bulge, and Malta.

“Showcasing leadership lessons from history provides a dynamic platform from which to explore contemporary leadership topics and issues,” said Colonel Kingseed, who was born in Charleston. “This partnership, consistent with the both the mission of The Citadel and Battlefield Leadership will further enhance the development of leaders of character, competence, and moral courage for roles in the corporate world and society at large.”


The partnership will initially provide a residential Citadel Leadership Experience consisting of lectures, experiential programs, and interactive case studies. Programs can be customized to address a client’s specific needs.

Programs will include guest speakers and experts from a variety of leadership backgrounds while course content will be delivered by leading Citadel faculty. Military historians and business professionals from Battlefield Leadership will present the experiential programming and benefit from Charleston historic sites.

For more information, please visit the Battlefield Leadership website, and access the Charleston Leadership Experience Open Enrollment from September 16 – 18, 2015. Companies interested in learning more about the Lowcountry program can contact Michael Escoe at 770-656-5600 or at

About The Citadel

The Citadel, one of America’s most iconic campuses, located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their community as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 Master's degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule.

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