Ethics Forum

– Photo courtesy of WMU-Cooley

Joan Vestrand (center), associate dean at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus, presented, “Principled Leadership: The Road from Good to Great,” during the U.S. Coast Guard’s 27th annual Ethics Forum on March 21 at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. “Leadership is the cornerstone for any individual, no matter what their walk of life, in building a solid foundation for a successful career and life,” said Vestrand. “It’s my honor to speak at the forum for the sixth time to the U.S. Coast Guard’s exceptional leaders.” The U.S. Coast Guard Academy's Ethics Forum provides the Corps of Cadets with a full day of lectures, panels, and small group dialogues on the topic of ethical situations in the Coast Guard and beyond.  Welcoming Vestrand to the forum were Thomas Gelwicks (left), U.S. Coast Guard veteran, and Thomas Gelwicks Jr., Citadel Military Academy chief warrant officer. Vestrand met Gelwicks Jr. during her first year speaking at the Coast Guard Ethics Forum and has since been invited to speak at the Citadel Military Academy in Charleston, SC.


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