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BS&L Conferences


Every spring the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership hosts a GatherRING of past, present, and future faculty. This year the event will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on 11 April 2014 at Herbert Hall, West Point, New York.  The event is intended to bring together great minds to innovate, network, and grow through the sharing of ideas, experiences, and collaborations.  If you have served in the department in the past, currently work within the department, or will be joining us as part of your next assignment, then we hope you will join us on 11 April. 

This year we are honoring COL(R) Joe LeBoeuf.

COL(R) LeBoeuf graduated from the USMA in 1974.  He is a parachutist and Army Ranger and has had numerous command and staff assignments in both the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Continental United States. He commanded the largest engineer company in the Army, served for 26-months as the senior aide to the VII Corps Commander in Europe, was a combat engineer battalion executive officer (XO) and brigade engineer in the 4th Mechanized Infantry Division and selected for battalion command.  He spent 3 years working for the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA), GEN Eric Shinseki, on a special study of leadership and leader development issues in the Army, and served on the CSA’s Army Training and Leader Developmental Panel (ATLDP) Executive Committee for over 2 years. His academic education includes a BS in Engineering from West Point, a Master’s in Engineering Psychology and Ph.D. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Joe retired as a Colonel after 34 years in uniform in 2003, and his last assignment was as the Deputy Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Director of Organizational Studies and the Director of the Academy’s graduate degree granting experience [a partnership with Columbia University], the Eisenhower Program.  Joe is currently in his second 5-year term as a full Professor of the Practice of Management at the Fuqua School of Business.
He is married (31 years) to Brigadier General (R) Maureen LeBoeuf, an Army aviator, also a former member of the permanent faculty at West Point with a doctorate from the University of Georgia. She was the Head, Department of Physical Education (the “Master of the Sword”) at West Point for seven years prior to her retirement. She is currently the Executive Director for the Feagin Leadership Program, Duke Orthopedics, serves as the Vice Chair of DOD Commission on Women in the Services, and is a teacher and leadership program integrator for the Thayer Leadership Development Group [TLDG] at West Point. They have two children:  son Jay who is 29, a West Point graduate and Army Captain currently commanding a company in the 4th Inf Div., Ft. Carson, CO and a veteran of 2 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan; and daughter Jackie, 24, married to her high school sweetheart, Stephen Thorn, a Naval Academy graduate, commissioned as a 2nd LT of Infantry, US Marine Corps, in June 2012. They are currently stationed with the 1st Bn, 3rd Marines, Kaneohe Bay Marine Base, Oahu, Hawaii.  Jackie is enrolled in a year-long culinary program in Hawaii.

If you have questions about the GatheRING or would like to RSVP and did not receive our electronic invite, please contact MAJ Eric McCoy. Please make checks payable ($60 per person) to BS&L Cup and Flower Fund and mail to the following address by 09 April 2014:

Dept BS&L
c/o MAJ McCoy
601 Cullum Road
Admin Office 281
West Point, NY 10996