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Trident Leadership Destination: Normandy
15 - 22 September 2018

"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you..."     - General Dwight D. Eisenhower

From the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces, to the small cadres of paratroopers scattered across the blackened Normandy countryside, or the Rangers scaling cliffs under fire, the eyes of the world were indeed upon them. Their battle-readiness was about to be put to the supreme test, and liberty hung in the balance. Leadership was not optional.

This summer, embark with Trident Leadership as we examine the readiness of the Allied Expeditionary Force, follow the troops as they move "from Chaos to Action," and test their resolve to do all that absolute victory would require.

Now boarding, this September, for Trident's...Leadership Destination: Normandy!

Battlefield Leadership Destination Normandy applies to you now!

A battlefield leadership experience is an unforgettable experience. But like all investments, its worth should be measured by your ability to translate talk and plans into action. Regardless the organization or the level at which you have a leadership role, you will return with a vivid understanding of what must be achieved by leadership, and a fundamental plan to get it done, and the inspiration to see it through with resolve. Remember, the team and the mission have requirements that are non-negotiable. The experience at a Trident Battlefield Leadership Destination will help you meet them.

Contact us today for more details. Let's talk!

TeamTrident Instructors
Steven McCloud

Steve is the founder of Trident Leadership, and author of "Black Dragon: the Experience of a Marine Rifle Company Named 2-F-23." The former corporate trainer has also led tours to historic battlefields from Iwo Jima to Normandy, lauded by legendary Head of the Marine Corps History and Museums Division and Navy Cross recipient Colonel John Ripley, USMC (Ret) as "...far and away the very best historian/guide I have seen on any tour. Light years beyond the average." Steve has conducted hundreds of battlefield staff rides with corporate teams, and is a lecturer for the Marine Corps.

Jay Holmes

Jay is a combat decorated Marine Corps officer and veteran of Vietnam, and a former instructor at the Marine Corps Schools at Quantico. He retired as Chief Executive of a commercial finance corporation and is on the Board of the Marine Corps Association. He has traveled to battlefields around the world and has led Gettysburg battlefield staff rides for over 20 years, and has led numerous teams across the European continent. When not traveling, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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Trident Leadership Destinations

Now Boarding for the Scene of History.
Leadership Destination: Normandy
  • Weight of Command: Eisenhower
  • From Chaos to Action: Airborne and Infantry landings
  • Battle-Readiness and Friction: Battles Inland
  • Leading Innovation: Success and Failure
  • Resolve, Vicious Harmony, and Results
  • The Cost: American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mere
Enrollment Fees
  • $6,500 single-occupancy Guest (Program Max 10)
  • Special Discounted Rate for Spouses
Mission Itinerary
  • Day One: 15 September: ENGLAND
    Morning rendezvous in London
    Weight of Leadership - Churchill
  • Day Two: 16 September: ENGLAND
    Weight of Command: Eisenhower "Okay, we'll go."
    Overnight Channel Crossing
  • Day Three: 17 September: NORMANDY: British Left Flank
    Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery
    Check into our HQ at Ste. Marie du Mont
  • Day Four: 18 September: "No Better Place to Die"
    US Airborne, Ste. Mere Eglise, La Fiere, Utah Beach area
  • Day Five: 19 September: Band of Brothers
    Brecourt Assault, Utah Beach, Ste Come du Mont, Carentan
  • Day Six: 20 September: The Longest Day
    Omaha Beach, Point du hoc, American Cemetery
  • Day Seven: 21 September: Impossible Innovation
    Arromanches, Longues sur Mere Battery
  • Day Eight: 22 September: Morning transfer to Paris
    Day at Leisure; Group Dinner Included, Evening at leisure in Paris
  • Note that the itinerary may be changed as required without notice.