NYMA Graduates and their families celebrate their accomplishments!
NYMA is back to School
Highlighted Event: LDS
Leadership Development School
In August we welcome back our most promising cadets to the New York Military Academy’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) and its Leadership Development School (LDS) prior to welcoming our newest cadets for New Cadet Training.
The LDS is one of the most important programs offered by NYMA, as it serves as the foundation for all training of current and future leaders in the Corps of Cadets. The program is designed to teach potential cadet leaders the fundamental concepts and principles of leadership, and provide them with the necessary tools to make them more efficient and successful leaders. The training program includes: physical and mental fitness training, classroom instruction and discussions on ethics and leadership, drill and ceremony, team building exercises and hands on practical application. There is minimal free time at LDS for relaxing, and cadets must remember they are here first and foremost to learn and train to become leaders.
LDS is not offered to every cadet at NYMA, it is by invitation only. Only those who the staff and faculty members recognize to have demonstrated the potential for leadership in both the Corps and in the classroom are invited. Recognized cadets have shown duty, honor, and commitment to NYMA over the past academic year and as such afforded the opportunity to be considered for higher rand and more responsibility in the Corps.
three steps to success
A Leader Embodies Honor, Integrity, Influence, and most importantly Gratitude
“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a helix in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”