From Steven Dubay – Deputy Chief, City of Colorado Springs Fire Department

The Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security was an incredible educational experience! This program reinforced some of what I already knew – but more importantly, challenged my thinking regarding what I thought I knew. In addition, the ELP exposed me to new information that I would not have been able to learn elsewhere. The interaction with people from local, state, and the federal government was a great opportunity unto itself!

I was overwhelmed by the quality of the participants in my cohort, thoroughly impressed by Ellen Gordon and Dr. Bob Bach (the program facilitators for my program), and fascinated by the professors and other instructors that were presenters. An outstanding program, I highly recommend the Executive Leaders Program for personnel at all levels of government who have responsibility for their jurisdiction’s preparation for, response to, and recovery from acts of terrorism or other disasters.