Leadership School & Commander Orientation

District Commander Orientation

Friday, May 31, 2024

Commander Orientation will be held at Department Headquarters, 720 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, May 31, 2024, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This session is for:

  • 2024-2025 District Commanders
  • 2024-2025 Endorsed Candidates for Department Commander
  • 2024-2025 Candidates for Detachment Commanders

Department Leadership School

Friday, Saturday, Sunday – May 31-June 2, 2024

The Department Leadership School will be held May 31-June 2, 2024 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 1050 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.  The school will run on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The department will cover the cost of six (6) attendees per district, one of which should be the 2024-2025 District Commander.  The S.A.L. Detachment is also authorized six (6) attendees.  This includes room (based on double occupancy), course materials, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch on Saturday.  Department will not reimburse attendees for any mileage or per diem.

Endorsed candidates for Department Commander, Department Vice Commander, National Executive Committeeman (NEC) and Alternate NEC are also invited to attend at department expense.  Candidates for department and national offices are in addition to the six allocated for each district.

Spouses and significant others are discouraged from accompanying you.  You will be required to double up in the hotel rooms to minimize expenses.  Any attendee requesting his/her own room will be required to pay entire room charge + tax.

Additional attendees from each district are allowed but will be required to pay for lodging.  The Department will assist those attending at own expense with finding roommates to help reduce cost of attendance.

Registration Deadlines

  • 2024-2025 District Commanders must submit the List of Authorized Attendees for your District before May 10, 2024.
  • Individual Registrations are due no later than May 15, 2024.

LS Online Registration

Submit Authorized Attendees Online (To be completed by 2024-2025 District Commander only)