The logo consists of Mount Rainier with the sunshine beaming from behind dark clouds on top of a hand wearing a West Point class ring grasping the classic West Point saber significant of leadership, carried by cadet leaders in formal ceremonies and parades.
The mountain represents timeless strength built on the foundation of overcoming challenges. Indestructibility is the foundation of leadership (as shown by the saber and class ring), born in the crucible of West Point, practiced throughout a military career and a civilian career. Leadership illuminates life’s challenges and allows people to achieve success in their endeavors.
The mountain also represents challenges in all aspects of life, the sunlight depicts the positive application of sound leadership principles which point the way to accomplishment of goals. The combination of the leadership training, meeting and overcoming challenges, and the illuminating sunshine of hope and understanding foster courage in the application of leadership for a lifetime.
The logo and “Lead with Courage” are meant to challenge and inspire every leader, manager, and emerging leader to practice leadership boldly with confidence; courageous as a result of the dedicated hard work of meeting and overcoming challenges, the diligent learning and application of leadership principles and genuine caring for people.
“Lead with Courage!”