Leading in the Moment

Applying Medal of Honor Virtues to Work and Life

May 15-19, 2023 | Arlington Texas

Partner with the nation's greatest
heroes to live and lead with honor.

the only immersive leadership experience guided by medal of honor recipients

In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will explore your identity as a Leader of Character through the lens of the virtues embodied by the nation’s highest recognition—the Medal of Honor—taught by the few who have received it.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS | MAY 15-19, 2023

Interested in attending a future event? Please email our team to be added to the waitlist.










Meet medal of honor recipients

Experience heroic leadership firsthand-and in first person.

In addition to working with Medal of Honor Recipients, you will also partner directly with world-class facilitators, elite athletes, military leaders, and renowned influencers to challenge and strengthen how you lead in moments of chaos, calm, and crisis.

Note: Due to the sensitive nature of our guest speaker list, we won’t release the line-up until closer to the event.

Live-action battle simulations

Put your real-world challenges in perspective with battle simulations led by U.S. Special Forces veterans.

Leaders act courageously and lead boldly in the face of fear and uncertainty—and you’ll get a chance to prove it as you activate core concepts in real time across multiple live-action Special Operations scenarios.

Learn what it takes to make tough calls, lead under pressure, and rise to the occasion.


Meet the leadership cohort who will push your progress at the conference—and beyond.

In this deliberately challenging developmental environment, you’ll hear stories of those who changed the course of history—and be changed in the process. You’ll contribute to small and large group discussions to better understand and embed leadership concepts on a profound level.

It is here you’ll foster lifelong connections with a select cohort of like-minded peers dedicated to building and growing a community of Leaders of Character.


Take a stand that aligns your values with your attitudes, actions, and outcomes.

As you’ll learn from those who passed “the ultimate test,” ordinary people can do extraordinary things in extreme conditions if they are grounded in character and strong values.

You’ll leave the course not only knowing who you are as a Leader of Character, but also equipped with an action plan to develop those values within each member of your team.

Have you been nominated to attend? Click here to complete your registration.

Have questions? Email our team here.

The medal of honor is proof that ordinary men and women have within them the potential to challenge fate and literally change the course of history. it only requires the courage to try.

– Paul "buddy" bucha, u.s. army, medal of honor recipient

World-class facilitators

Dr. Kevin Basik

Chief of Leadership Programs,
National Medal of Honor Museum  Institue

A 23-year officer veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Kevin has served as one of the top advisors to Pentagon senior leaders on issues of professionalism and values-based leadership, impacting the development of 3.2 million service members. He is recognized as one of the DoD’s top thought leaders in leadership development, traveling around the world to inspire service members to “lead from the front” with values-based leadership.

No stranger to active leadership, Kevin has successfully guided teams ranging from small units to international organizations of over 16,000 members. In addition, he regularly directs and delivers highly-recognized leadership development programs for students, faculty, managers, Special Operations warriors, law enforcement officers, elite athletes, senior government officials, and Fortune 500 corporate executives.

He has spent over 25 years studying and activating leadership behavioral integrity as the prime mover of trust, accountability, and performance.

Kevin is a 1993 United States Air Force Academy graduate with a Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Virginia Tech) and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (Florida State University College of Business).

Dr. David Keller

Director, Hollingsworth Center for Ethical Leadership, Texas A&M University

Dr. Dave Keller is the Director of the Hollingsworth Center for Ethical Leadership for the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, where he oversees leadership and character development for more than 2200 of Texas A&M’s most visible undergraduate students.

In his 20+ year career in the U.S. Air Force, Dave directed all cadet character, ethics, and leadership programs at the Air Force Academy, including more than 120 annual seminars and the Academy’s acclaimed National Character & Leadership Symposium. 

Dave also served as the Deputy Vice Commandant of the Air Force Academy and led many of the Academy’s organizational culture & climate change efforts—including the nation’s largest collegiate peer education team. 

His experience includes serving as the senior U.S. advisor to the Iraqi Air Force Academy in Baghdad and working side-by-side with Iraqi leaders to rebuild the Iraqi military. He later guided the efforts of U.S. Air Force personnel across 7 locations in Iraq and was one of the principal authors of the initial U.S. drawdown strategic plan. 

Dave holds an undergraduate degree in Human Behavior & Leadership from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from St Mary’s University in San Antonio. Dave earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M, where his primary research focused on the moral and ethical development of leaders.

Rick "Rocky" Rochelle

Executive VP— Strategy & Public Service, All American Leadership

A lifelong student of leadership theory, Rick has led and taught practical leadership in a wide range of environments, from the backcountry to the boardroom. 

Since joining the National Outdoor Leadership School faculty in 1987, he has developed leaders on 130 wilderness expeditions (350 field weeks on six continents). He’s taught leadership to astronauts in snow caves, Naval Academy faculty in the desert, Wharton students in Antarctica, Columbia MBA students in Patagonia, Maasai warriors on Mt. Kenya, Naval Academy midshipmen on Alaskan glaciers, Google directors in Singapore, and countless executives.

For the last 20 years, Rick has been an organizational leader—as assistant director of NOLS Alaska and director of NOLS Professional Training, where the team doubled the number of students served through business-to-business relationships and  quadrupled the bottom line. For the last seven years, he and the team at All American Leadership have inspired, empowered, and challenged leaders to create and sustain high-performing cultures. Rick leads three efforts at AAL: strategic planning, serving firefighters, and executive coaching.

In addition to his leadership development experience, Rick earned a BSE (Princeton), MS (Colorado State), and certificates in Non-Profit Management (U of Alaska), and Leadership Coaching (Georgetown).

Kristin "Uch" Hoover

Executive Coach, CPCC, Leadership Coach Group

An executive coach who serves on the leadership faculty for CTI, Kristin works with senior leaders from all over the world to amplify their impact and meet the evolving and emerging needs of today’s most challenging strategic landscapes.

Across her 20-year career with the United States Air Force and through several deployments, she led $2-3B portfolios to rebuild the electricity sector in Iraq, stimulate the local economy to help transition 122,000 troops out of Iraq, and aid in the nation-building efforts after the genocide in Bosnia. Together with her team, she helped the Air Force change how its multi-functional teams train, fight, and deploy, effectively equipping 4,500 troops to hit the ground running within months.

As an experienced negotiator, Kristin is a win-win force of nature, building dream teams, mentoring high-impact leaders, and revamping leadership development programs to help the world’s most effective leaders inspire their teams to rise to the occasion. She has witnessed the quiet integrity and goodness of humanity in the most austere environments, and she’s driven to bring out the absolute best in people, no matter the circumstance.

Kristin has two master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership (Chapman University) and National Resource Strategy (Industrial College of the Armed Forces) as well as a bachelor’s degree and commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy. In 2017, she graduated from the Coaches Training Institute’s Executive Leadership Program in Sonoma, California.

Space is limited.

impact is exponential.

This inaugural Flagship Experience by the National Medal of Honor Institute is limited to the first 21 qualified registrants.

Have questions? Email our team here.

The lives of truest heroism are those in which there are no great deeds to look upon. It is the little things done well that go to make up a truly successful and good life.

– president Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor recipient

frequently asked questions

The inaugural Flagship Experience is invite-only. To submit an inquiry, please email KBasik@mohmuseum.org

This course is a commitment and an investment—both for you as a participant and for us as an organization. Due to the extensive preparation and costs required for the successful launch of this course, we reserve the right to process your reservation fees in the following ways, based on the amount of advanced notice.


> 30 days

  • Substitutions allowed: Yes (no fee)
  • Transfer Fee: 0% (full reimbursement)
  • Cancellation Fee: 0% (full reimbursement)

15- 30 days

  • Substitutions allowed: Yes ($250 fee)
  • Transfer Fee: 15% of registration fee
  • Cancellation Fee: 50% of registration fee

3-14 days

  • Substitutions allowed: Yes ($500 fee)
  • Transfer Fee: 15% of registration fee
  • Cancellation Fee: 50% of registration fee

Less than 7 days

  • Substitutions allowed: No
  • Transfer Fee: 50% of registration fee
  • Cancellation Fee: 100% of registration fee

If requested, any remaining balance of a cancelled Course’s registration fee may be applied to another program within 12 months of the original Course’s Phase 1 date. After 12 months, thebalance is non-refundable.Cancellation, substitution, and transfer requests can be submitted to Kevin Basik.

A single organization can nominate up to three people.

As the intent is to preserve the integrity and diversity of the learning experience, we limit the number of reserved seats per organization, industry, and profession.

Your cohort partners are other high-impact leaders hungry to strengthen themselves. They represent a variety of industries and professions and will be a huge source of insight and awareness as you all challenge and push each other to be your best possible selves, personally and professionally.

We will make every effort to accommodate whatever physical limitations so that you get the most out of this immersive program. We will explore any reasonable curricular adjustments to allow you to maximize participation and learning.

The goal of this program is to be available to meet the needs of our country’s leaders. Program dates will be based on the availability of speakers and Medal of Honor recipients, feedback of cohort participants, and the active waitlist. Our hope is to host this experience at least twice a year. To be notified of our next program, please join our waitlist and subscribe to our newsletter.

Our country needs leaders of character.

its time to be one of them.

Interested in attending a future event? Please email our team to be added to the waitlist.