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Conference cultivates naval leadership

first_imgOn Feb. 20-23, Naval ROTC midshipmen from units across the country gathered to participate in Naval Leadership Weekend on Notre Dame’s campus.Junior Max Brown said the conference emphasized developing ethical and effective leadership. “About 150 midshipmen and staff members came from all over the country to listen to really prolific and nationally outstanding leaders in the military,” he said. The conference provided midshipmen the opportunity to prepare for and examine ethical dilemmas, Brown said.Courtesy of MJ Jackson “We can all sit around the table and share and understand and form our own character and moral compass and ability to answer hard questions that we will be faced with as military officers in the future, beforehand, so that we’re ready to go forth when the time comes,” he said. There is also an ethical component to the conference, which Brown said emphasizes character development. “In the Navy, there are three things that we work for in midshipmen development: moral, mental and physical development,” he said. “Physical is making sure everyone is keeping in shape, mental is high standards for academics. “Notre Dame has always been able to lend a particularly salient perspective to [moral development], in the academic sense and the whole spirit of this place.” Freshman MJ Jackson said the symposiums and panels at the conference also discussed the qualities of successful leadership and cyber warfare. “We also talked about military ethics and emerging technologies in warfare and defense, and national security and the impacts those will have on our career as officers and the world in general,” she said. Colonel Frank Rossi, a professor of aerospace studies at Notre Dame, discussed the relationships between the military branches, Jackson said. “[He talked] about how relationships between Army, Air Force and Navy officers will become very important throughout our career,” she said. “We need to understand the different cultures of the different forces and learn how to relate to them because we are all fighting for the same goal.”Jackson said she appreciated the emphasis on communication between the branches of the military. “I think a lot of the times, in the military, competition between the branches is overstressed, instead of collaboration. I think we need time to understand each other better before we go out and have to interact in high-pressure situations.” The conference also provided the opportunity for midshipmen from different universities to meet each other, Jackson said. “It was really cool to interact with people who have very different backgrounds from me,” she said. “There’s an element of sameness because we are all going to be working together in the future, but it was kind of cool to see how some midshipmen from other schools have a completely different culture. “It was interesting to see people from different places all coming together to contribute their ideas and to have an ongoing conversation about leadership.”Brown said the large civilian population at the University makes it a unique venue for the conference. “A lot of other institutions don’t have the military component, a lot of times it’s just the military. Notre Dame provides a really cool opportunity to nationalize perspectives, and show that we’re an institution that has a broad variety of viewpoints,” Brown said. Jackson said she has since applied the topics discussed at the conference to her academic interests. “The panelist discussion we had was discussing the ethics of cyber technology and cyber warfare, so now I’m working with one of the professors to expand on that,” she said. “I’m researching the just war tradition as it applies to cyber technology and warfare.” Tags: NROTClast_img read more

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Sherwood backs Soldado to find form

first_imgMisfiring striker Roberto Soldado is one lucky finish away from a glut of goals to revitalise Tottenham’s Champions League qualification bid, according to Tim Sherwood. Tottenham boss Sherwood has backed Soldado to end his agonising quest for goals after the Spain striker missed two more golden chances in Sunday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Norwich. The £26million summer recruit from Valencia shanked a sitter in last week’s 1-0 Europa League loss in Dnipro, before twice failing to find a finish in a second-half cameo at Carrow Road. “Unfortunately he’s had another couple of chances missed, but not only him there were a few other glaring misses I thought.” Tottenham entertain Dnipro in the return leg of their Europa League clash on Thursday night, before welcoming Cardiff to White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday. Sherwood said there is precious little time to dwell on the missed opportunities at Norwich. Liverpool’s breathless 4-3 victory over Swansea at Anfield on Sunday leaves Tottenham six points shy of the Reds, who now boast a commanding hold over the Premier League’s pivotal fourth place, the final Champions League qualification berth. The Spurs boss refused to let his side’s hectic fixture schedule account for the clear sluggishness at Norwich, demanding improvements for their two home games in four days. “The challenge is how the players respond now,” said Sherwood. “It’s the first major setback I’ve had as manager and we have to refocus immediately. “The result was very disappointing but now we need plenty of character from our players so that we can bounce straight back. “There’s no excuse from having played on Thursday, because we made plenty of changes.” Jan Vertonghen has admitted he would review his White Hart Lane future should Tottenham not make next season’s Champions League. The Belgium centre back joined Spurs in 2012 in a £9.6million deal, and has his heart set on top-level European club football next season. “Those are always difficult questions,” Vertonghen told the Evening Standard, when asked about his Tottenham future. “What I want is to be playing in the Champions League with Tottenham, so I hope we get in this year. “Do I have a decision to make if we don’t? I can’t say anything about that. Let’s see after the end of the season, after the World Cup.” Press Association Spurs manager Sherwood defended 28-year-old Soldado’s bid to improve on his tally of one goal in his last 11 games and break his 2014 duck. “We’re waiting for him to take one and then hopefully the confidence will start flooding back for him,” said Sherwood. “He’s getting the opportunities to score but he just needs to take one. “He’s fine, he trains well and he’s a good lad who works hard. “Yes, he puts them away in training, but as I say it’s all about scoring on the big stage and we know he can do it, we’ve seen him do it over the years so hopefully he’ll finish one soon. “Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later that he puts one in the net. “He just needs to take one. It happens, strikers have a lull at times and Robbie needs to get out of this one. “It’s going to take probably one off his backside for it to happen. last_img read more

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