Depot & Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP)

DAELP is an executive development program serving the commanders and senior civilian leaders of our Nation’s Depot and Arsenal facilities, focused at the O-6 or civilian-equivalent career level (O-5 by exception). The U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) identified the need for this program and established it at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. DAELP is administered by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) and delivered in partnership with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, which issues a certificate upon program completion. The eleventh cohort of DAELP graduated May 21, 2014. The twelfth cohort is set to begin in October of 2014.

DAELP integrates leadership development and management concepts with multiple delivery methods (traditional classroom teaching in residence, online learning, business study tours, and corporate residencies) to provide an exceptional learning experience.

The program consists of 5 in-residence periods, three academic residencies on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one touring residency focused on benchmarking, and a 2-4 week internship with a world-class private or public sector organization. Additionally, each DAELP participant completes a Lean, Six Sigma Champion Certification program delivered by North Carolina State University with in-residence and online instruction as an integral part of the DAELP curriculum and the cost is included in the tuition.

DAELP was originally designed for the U.S. Army Materiel Command and the program has continually grown in scope and stature. In addition to U.S. Army uniformed military and civilian participation, DAELP includes participants from the US Marine Corps, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the US Coast Guard, and the private sector. DAELP is considered a commander's course prerequisite for Army Materiel Command and Marine Corps Logistics Command participants and the US Navy and the US Air Force have also participated in the program.

Executive Summary

Congratulations to the DAELP XI Graduates!


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Depot & Arsenal Executive Leadership Program
1250 Environ WayChapel HillNorth Carolina 27517 USA
Telephone: (919) 969-8008 Fax: (919) 969-6792