Every Midshipman at the Naval Academy takes a course in ethics during their Youngster (Sophomore) year. The course, "Ethics and Moral Reasoning for the Naval Leader", serves as one of the building blocks for Leadership, Character, Ethics and Law, and is a requirement to graduate and be commissioned in the naval service. The course has undergone a major change this year. In this series, we'll be discussing the changes with some of the Professors who led the conversation and building of this new course.
This podcast introduces the main reasons that counted in favor of the thorough revision of NE203 and summarizes the most important changes made to that course.
What is Ethics and the Naval Warrior?
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Guests include senior US Navy and Marine Corp officers who draw on their experience to when discussing topics that are relevant to ethical, philosophical and legal dilemmas that they have faced in the course of their careers. Midshipmen as well as Junior Officers are particularly encouraged to listen.
Ethics and the Naval Warrior is hosted by Michael Sears, a 1978 USNA grad. Michael spent 5 years in the Marine Corps and then earned a JD/MBA from Stanford University. He then went on to a successful career in several prominent Silicon Valley companies. He is now Director of the Boeing Innovation Lab at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the Naval Academy.