A Legacy of Leadership

For more than 100 years, St. John’s Cadet Corps Leadership Program has forged young men and women into leaders. 

The four pillars of the Cadet Corps – leadership, cadet culture, character and health and wellness – are designed to engage and develop the whole person. This comprehensive approach helps cadets achieve balance and depth in their overall development, allowing them to become more effective leaders. 

Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the principles and concepts of leadership. More importantly, the program provides cadets the opportunity to put those lessons into practice through Cadet Corps activities – allowing them an opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Knowledge and experience are further enhanced through mentorship by experienced faculty, peers and experts in the field, and cadets receive the time and space necessary to develop along their leadership journeys. 

This values-based leadership program is grounded in our Lasallian mission, focused on the importance of both leadership and service. These young men and women will become leaders in the classroom and in their communities, and they will have a distinct advantage over their peers when they graduate. 

Beyond St. John's

Although most cadets do not continue in any sort of military program after high school, graduates from the program have a distinct advantage when applying for acceptance to service academies or for scholarships at a variety of colleges and universities.

Cadet Corps Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Mark Erwin

    Mark Erwin 

    Director of the Cadet Corps Leadership Program
    202-363-2316 x1144
  • Tom Callaghan 

    Advanced Leadership and Citizenship, Military History
    202-363-2316 x1145
  • Nicholas Jenkins 

    Advanced Leadership and Citizenship, Leadership and Citizenship
    202-363-2316 x1143

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