The Medal of Honor Institute

Creating a Community of Character, Leadership, and Impact

closing the character gap,
one leader at a time.

Now more than ever, america needs leaders who readily answer the call to live and lead with honor.

Headquartered in the National Medal of Honor Museum, the Medal of Honor Institute provides experiential leadership programs modeled after the valor and values of Medal of Honor recipients.

our mission

Inspire

Conspicuous courage in the moments that matter

Equip

Leaders at every age and stage to advance the greater good

CONNECT

A community-and a country-connected through character

A DYNAMIC CURRICULUM WITH LESSONS IN HEROISM

The Institute explores and activates the stories, lessons, and virtues of Medal of Honor recipients through national and regional conferences, seminars, forum, team-building experiences, and immersive programs. 

ESTEEMED SPEAKERS AND INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT LEADERS

Speakers will include Medal of Honor recipients, distinguished representatives of our nation’s top academies and universities, and leadership from all six branches of our Armed Forces.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

Embedded in the National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas, the Institute will feature a Conference Center and a 220-seat theater as well as flexible classrooms and meeting rooms to facilitate in-person and online learning. Opening Fall / Winter 2024.

A NATIONAL PROGRAM.
a global impact.

The medal of honor belongs to every man
and woman who gives us freedom today
to be able to hold our flag and hold our heads up high and say we have the
greatest country in the world.

– Michael Thornton, medal of honor recipient

Three centers of impact

On a mission to inspire America from classroom to boardroom – and beyond.

center for character excellence

Where Young Leaders Discover the Hero Within

REACHING STUDENTS EVERYWHERE: K-12 HONOR CURRICULUM

Promoting the virtues, behaviors, and choices of everyday heroes through thought-provoking virtual curriculum and action-oriented lessons. 

TEACHING THE TEACHERS: 'CHARACTER CHAMPION' RESOURCES

Equipping teachers with the tools, resources, and forums to support a thriving character ecosystem in every aspect of a young person’s life. 

PROVIDING IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES: COLLABORATIVE & IN PERSON

Cultivating character and confidence through Medal of Honor recipient interactions, Museum field trips, character workshops, and hands-on activities.

upcoming eventS

Leading in The Moment:
Applying Medal Of Honor Virtues To Work And Life

Arlington, Texas | November 14-18, 2022

CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP IN ACTION

Strengthening Today’s Leaders to Go Above and Beyond

FLAGSHIP EXPERIENCE:
UNRIVALED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Challenging and sharpening participant’s leadership skills and beliefs through immersive, multi-day experiences which feature Medal of Honor recipients and are led by respected industry experts and facilitators. Powerful in-person and virtual leadership development experiences featuring Medal of Honor recipients

LEADERSHIP accELLeRATORS:
SHORT-FORM WORKSHOPS
Addressing relevant and current issues to gain perspective, diversity, and depth through concentrated forums led by authors, influencers, and innovators.

unmatched network:
building meaningful relationships
Connecting to an ecosystem of individuals and organizations to further facilitate and inspire successful personal and professional growth.

CENTER FOR THE ELEVATION OF HONOR

Connecting People and Ideas to Ignite Thought Leadership and the Spirit of America

IDENTIFY: TOPICS OF TODAY

Discovering a collaborative, wholistic, and global focus around key issues facing people, communities, and nations which can be positively impacted through the lens of Medal of Honor virtues. 

CULTIVATE: COMMUNITY & CONVERSATION

Inviting leaders and scholars from around the world to participate in think tank style research and engage in thoughtful hosted dialogs in pursuit of a collective understanding of honor, valor, and courage when finding common ground to address today’s critical issues.

SHARE: RESOURCES & BEST PRACTICES

Providing a central repository for Institute sponsored academic works and research which enrich the global community’s approach to implementation of honorable solutions and standards

help us close the character gap in america.

fund a scholarship. sponsor a conference. recognize a hero.

The Opportunity Fund is our primary vehicle for funding research, national awards, development programs, conferences, and participation grants to expand the impact of leaders who are transforming lives through character-based leadership.

A THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS AND LEADERSHIP PARTNERS