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LEAD TeamThe Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) has been training health professionals in leadership since its inception in the 1970s. The Leader and Leadership Education and Development (USU LEAD) program was established in October 2014 in response to the 2014-2018 USU Strategic Framework which designated leadership development as one of the five key domains of the USU mission.

The USU LEAD goal is to educate and develop military values-based, team focused health leaders who are agile, adaptive, and innovative in the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment of 21st Century health promotion and healthcare delivery. USU LEAD functions within the Department of Military & Emergency Medicine of the School of Medicine, also serves the Graduate School of Nursing and Post-Graduate Dental College, and coordinates activities with the USU Brigade.  USU LEAD faculty and staff also conduct research and scholarship to identify, develop, and deliver effective leadership education and training relevant to the mission of USU and the needs of the Military Health System, military families, and the health of the nation.