Staff rides are an important part of professional leadership development in the Army. Senior Cadets at Notre Dame participate in a Staff Ride to Gettysburg PA to recount the events of the famous Civil War battle.
Staff rides represent a unique method of conveying the lessons of the past to modern Army leaders. A staff ride brings history to life as leaders walk the terrain that previous generations of soldiers contested. Tactics and strategy, communications, use of terrain, and dimensions of leadership are examined and applied to contemporary military realities.
The principles of leadership and Army values transcend technological advances both inspiring and instructive to cadets and Army leaders.