Manassas/Bull Run Staff Ride
A Staff Ride for Law Enforcement Leaders
October 10-12, 2014
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LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS
Our Staff Ride will cover the Second Battle of Bull Run which took place on August 28-30, 1862. This battle was a significant victory for the Confederate cause and arguably one of Robert E. Lee’s greatest victories. Union morale suffered a significant blow. The Confederate victory led to the Battle of Antietam which we have previously studied.
We will examine the leadership of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson as well as those of Union Generals John Pope, Fitz John Porter, and Philip Kearny. The principles of command and control, strategic planning, communication and self-sacrifice will be examined in order to draw leadership lessons for modern leaders.
We will also be making a special visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where we will explore the contextual history of this special and important place. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of a National Cemetery on the grounds of Arlington House, providing a meaningful backdrop to our exploration of the lessons to be drawn from the thousands of stories of valor and sacrifice represented by the graves and memorials to be found there. Our delegation will be honored to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns as part of our visit.