The Command Spouse Leadership Course (CSLC) and the Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat Spouse Leadership Course (CMCSLC) is an intense one-week, executive-level course for spouses of Commanding Officers, Command Master Chiefs, Chiefs of the Boat, and Command Senior Chiefs en-route to their first command tour. Created in 1997 by Senior Navy Spouses and supported by Naval Services FamilyLine, this spouse leadership course runs in conjunction with the Naval Leadership Courses conducted in Newport, RI.
The concept behind the program is to better prepare spouses for the command tour experience with education and inspiration to realize the positive impact they could have on the morale of the command. Through the guidance of the instructors and a mentor team of experienced command spouses, the course addresses some issues likely to arise during the Command tour and provides ideas on ways to positively impact the command environment, communication, and support among the Command, families, and others. Topics such as Ombudsman, Family Readiness Groups, support resources, Navy organization, and crisis response are addressed to prepare the leadership spouse for the command tour. During the pandemic, the Schoolhouse has been closed, but we are happy to report that they will be reopening in early 2022! If your spouse has recently been selected for a command tour, we highly recommend taking this course. For more information, please visit: Leadership Courses | Naval Services FamilyLine