Every day, you prepare to lead others in times of adversity and uncertainty. Becoming the leader you're meant to be requires repeated practice, experimentation, risk-taking, and failure.
NOLS leadership experiences for United States Service Academies are field-based leadership practicums and emergency medical trainings that support and complement curriculum offered through the Academy's Leadership Education and Development Division. On a NOLS expedition, you will learn to lead amid uncertainty and stay calm and positive in the most challenging times. You will try new things, learn from mistakes, and receive feedback from mentors and peers. No prior experience in the outdoors is necessary to take advantage of this opportunity. All you need is a desire to step out of your comfort zone and realize your potential.
These courses are available to cadets at service academies and ROTC midshipmen and cadets. Please contact Patrick Mettenbrink at NOLS with questions about participating if you are not a member of a United States service academy
In summer 2019, we're offering our U.S. Service Academy Alumni Denali Expedition! If you've taken a NOLS course, scroll to the bottom of this page for more information on the unique application process. Applications for Denali are due on January 22, 2019.