Staff rides are an important part of professional leadership development in the Army. Senior Cadets at Notre Dame participate in a Staff Ride to the Battle of Tippecanoe or the Battle of Gettysburg.
Staff rides represent a unique method of conveying the lessons of the past to the modern Army leaders. A staff ride brings to history to life as leaders walk the very 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 and both inspiring and instructive to cadets and Army leaders.