This is a mobile edition of the VMI Leader Journey podcast recorded live in the Green Room of Marshall Hall.

Our podcast hosts Emily Coleman and Derek Pinkham, staff members at the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics, sat down with Cadets Brittany Szczepanik '20 and Will Neikirk '20 this past November just after our Annual VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference to discuss their leadership journeys. After brief introductions, Will and Brittany talked about their involvement in the Center for Leadership and Ethics programs and the importance of getting involved in leadership opportunities at VMI. Both commissioning into the U.S. Air Force as pilots. Szczepanik is involved in many activities including track and Neikirk is the cadet-in-charge for the Cadet Superintendent's Advisory Board, among other leadership roles as well. Both have a long history of involvement with a variety of programs offered through the Center for Leadership and Ethics.

Our Center's mission is to enhance the VMI citizen-soldier journey with programming that educates, engages and inspires critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and leader development. For more information about our Center and its programming, please visit Center for Leadership and Ethics

In this episode, we touch on the following leadership competencies of the VMI Leader Journey: self-development, personal contributions, positive attitude, motivation, and initiative.

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