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About ILSS

We are educating agile, adaptive and innovative leaders of character who are able to win in a complex world.

The Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies is an integral component of the University's Cadet Military Program, which collectively consists of several educational, administrative, and outside entities. The Boar’s Head Brigade is at the heart of the program and is served by the Office of the Commandant of Cadets, the Office of the Professor of Military Science, the Corps of Cadets Development Office, the Office of Cadet Admissions, the Office of Global Military Programs, and the Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies. Outside entities include the Corps Advisory Council, the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association, and the ILSS Advisory Board. Each plays a critical role in preparing the cadets of the Boar’s Head Brigade for leadership in American society.

The Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies continuously assesses the leadership education and competencies required for our Cadet graduates in demand by the U.S. Army, federal agencies, and multinational corporations. We then facilitate or develop the educational programs for Cadets that serve to satisfy those needs. These programs are available to Cadets as well as other undergraduate students at the University of North Georgia (UNG).

We leverage the Corps of Cadets legacy of excellence and international reputation to provide opportunities that will benefit all students, and establish UNG as the university of choice for students interested in pursuing military or international career paths.

Our Cadets build highly competitive resumes for careers in the Army, government, and global corporations:  our graduates contribute significantly to U.S. national security.

The Institute has the following mission:

To develop educational programs and synchronize the cadet military program entities to prepare cadets for ethical, adaptive, and innovative leadership as officers in the Total Army, and as leaders in other public or private enterprises and civic organizations for the good of American society.

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