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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Leadership Book Program

This cadet-led program, sponsored and supported by the CLE, encourages reading and discussion on leadership topics by cadets, faculty and staff, including topics on current and sometimes controversial issues. When possible the program brings authors to VMI to speak to a wider audience and host book signings.

Meetings are held on Thursday evenings from 1945 until 2030 in the Shenandoah Room of Marshall Hall (CLE). All cadets, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

2013-2014 Meeting Schedule

05 September "The Heart and the Fist" by Eric Greitens
19 September  Eric Greitens presentation
03 October "All the Presidents Men" by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
17 October "All the Presidents Men" by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
14 November "Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk On Leadership" by Bob Lutz
05 December William Crisp presentation, "Air Assault: Sharing Military Experience"
23 January "Air Assault: Sharing Military Experience" by William Crisp
06 February "Defiant" by Alvin Townley
20 February Alvin Townley presentation, "Defiant" with RADM Shumaker
06 March "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque
20 March "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque
10 April  Discuss first half of book 6. Vote on book 7.
01 May Discuss second half of book 6. Distribution of book 7 for the summer.

Previous Book Selections

2012 – 2013
Heart of a Soldier*
Joker One
127 Hours
The Art of Intelligence
Front Burner*
Breaking Iraq*

2011 - 2012
Quiet Strength
Westmoreland*
The Only Thing Worth Dying For
Steve Jobs
The Junction Boys
Passion of Command

2010 – 2011
Lone Survivor*
The Good Soldiers
Fields of Fire
The Unforgiving Minute*
We Were Soldiers Once…and Young
Three Cups of Tea

* Denotes an author who spoke at VMI.