Seton Hall and the United States Military Academy's New Jersey Field Force co-sponsored the New Jersey JROTC and Civil Air Patrol Ethics and Leadership Conference on June 3.
Held on campus and designed for high school students in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), the conference exposed the young men and women to leadership, ethics, honor and respect, as well as the opportunities available to them in our nation's Service Academies.
Interim Provost Karen Boroff, said, "Given Seton Hall's steady emphasis on developing leaders of tomorrow with our proven results on inclusion and upward mobility, hosting this event was a natural fit."
As part of the program, the students from throughout New Jersey were invite to explore the foundations of character development, and its impact on ethical leadership and their own personal values. Through case studies, the prospective cadets were confronted with scenarios that presented everyday ethical dilemmas and challenged them to arrive at the best outcomes.
Vince Commisa '81 J.D., New Jersey Field Force State Coordinator, headed the conference and stated, "The Conference Mission was to commence the process of character development with subject matter workshops in integrity/honestly, respect and leadership. The workshops developed the foundation, as and for future leaders, to make the right choices in life even in the most difficult times and to learn different leadership styles and how to be an effective leader." He added, "ROTC and the Service Academies allow students across diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds the opportunity to further their educations and to serve their Country."
Keynote speakers for the event included Mikie Sherrill, U.S. Naval Academy graduate, helicopter pilot, former Asst. U.S. District Attorney, and candidate for Congress; and Jerry Walker, three-time NCAA Seton Hall University Men's Basketball player, and founder of Team Walker, a community organization devoted to improving the quality of life for the children of Jersey City.
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