Approximately 100 junior Army leaders, both military and civilian, met at the 2016 Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in April. The purpose of the symposium was to generate dialogue among the junior leaders and discuss ways to help refine the emerging concept for Character Development in the Army.
The Army is in a period of strategic transition that presents tremendous opportunities for advancing a Character Development concept relevant for Soldiers and Army Civilians. The ideas and feedback generated by the junior leaders at the symposium will help further inform the refinement of the concept, taking into account their point of view. At the end of the symposium, the group's recommendations were briefed to select senior Army leaders.