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Lejeune Leadership Institute


Mission: The Lejeune Leadership Institute develops leadership training, education and policies in order to facilitate the development of ethical leaders firmly rooted in Marine Corps heritage of selfless service, core values, and warfighting excellence.  To achieve this, the LLI proposes new ideas and provides training and education in the areas of leadership, ethics and military law within Marine Corps University and throughout the Total Force.  The LLI also facilitates leadership training and education for both uniformed and civilian leaders.  The LLI's vision is to be the Marine Corps' premier institute in the areas of leadership and ethics so that its leaders are prepared to thrive in an evolving and complex world.




LLI Leadership


Col Joseph A. Craft

(703) 784-4959

Deputy Director

Dr. James I. Van Zummeren

(703) 432-4675

Administrative Officer

Mr. Ronald Hopchak

(703) 784-4777

Senior Enlisted Advisor 1stSgt Monica Cervantes

  (703) 784-9753

Education Programming Specialist

Mr. Joseph S. Culliver

(703) 432-4674

Branch Head, Professional Programs

Maj Chris Cowen

(703) 432-4710

Program Analyst

Dr. David Walker

(703) 784-6850

Branch Head, Civilian Leader Development

Ms. Constance G. Yelverton

(703) 432-0486

Education Programming Specialist

Ms. Patricia D. Williams

(703) 784-2788

Marine Leader Development

Maj Greg W. Dyson

(703) 784-9753

Maj. Bruce “Doc” Norton,

USMC (Ret.)

(703) 432-4684

1stSgt  Monica J Cervantes (760) 784-9753

Professor of Ethics and Leadership                  Dr. Paolo Tripodi                      (703)432-4832

Senior Enlisted Advisor                                     1stSgt Monica Cervantes         (703)784-9753