28th Anniversary of
the NCEA Conference: Superintendent LTG Robert Caslen has charged
West Point to host a cadet-led National Conference on Ethics in America that is
internal to West Point with the theme of Inspiring Honorable Living and
Building Trust with the Corps of Cadets.
Any Cadet who believes in the
Long Grey Line and is dedicated to the continuous improvement of character at the
United States Military Academy should consider applying to attend NCEA. Applications to attend NCEA will be
distributed electronically through Corps wide emails beginning Monday, November
18, 2013. The application deadline to
attend NCEA is Friday, December 6, 2013.
Eligibility to attend
NCEA: Cadets in the Plebe, Yearling, and Cow
class are encouraged to apply to attend NCEA.
Half of the NCEA delegates will be Cadets from the Cow Class, one fourth
will be Yearlings, and the remaining fourth will be Plebes. Firsties will serves as Cadet Facilitators
throughout the conference.
Conference Format: This year’s NCEA conference will include a mix of plenary speakers, round
table discussions, seminars, and workshops requiring physical participation
from Cadet delegates. Informed by the
plenary sessions, seminars, and workshops, each round table will engage in an
in depth discussion of an assigned issue related to the conference theme of
inspiring Cadets, living honorably, and building trust. The round table groups will be facilitated by
a team of a Firstie Cadet Facilitator, and a Faculty Facilitator. Before the close of the conference, each round
table will submit a 750 word paper to the Cadet Leadership Committee outlining
the group’s specific and actionable recommendation for inspiring honorable
living and building trust at West Point. At the close of the conference, the Cadet Leadership Committee will
provide an outbrief to Academy leadership in the presence of all Cadet
delegates to present the recommendations from the round table groups. This NCEA conference provides Cadets with a
unique opportunity to improve the culture and practices at West Point.