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Trident Leadership Destination: Normandy
May and September 2019

"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.

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, for Trident's...Leadership Destination: Normandy!

Battlefield Leadership that applies to you.

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.

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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, led Gettysburg battlefield staff rides for over 20 years, and has taken numerous teams across the European continent. When not traveling, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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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
  • $4,995 single-occupancy Guest (Program Max 10)
  • Special Discounted Rate for Spouses
Mission Itinerary
  • Day One: ENGLAND
    Morning rendezvous in London
    Weight of Leadership - Churchill
  • Day Two: ENGLAND
    Weight of Command: Eisenhower "Okay, we'll go."
    Channel Crossing
  • Day Three: NORMANDY
    Band of Brothers
  • Day Four: "No Better Place to Die"
    US Airborne
  • Day Five: The Longest Day
    Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, American Cemetery at Colleville
  • Day Six: Impossible Innovation
    Arromanches, Longues sur Mer Battery
  • Day Seven: British Red Devils
    Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery
  • Day Eight: PARIS Morning transfer to Paris
    Day at Leisure; Evening at leisure in Paris
  • Note that the itinerary may be changed as required without notice.
Come with us...
  • Eisenhower's Headquarters in England
    Eisenhower's Headquarters at Southwick

    Here, amidst a gale-force storm on the morning of 5 June 1944, General Eisenhower made the command decision, "Okay, we'll go."

  • Pegasus Bridge
    Pegasus Bridge

    Trident instructor Jay Holmes gives the brief on the leadership of Maj. John Howard.

  • Pointe du Hoc Battery
    Battery at Pointe du Hoc

    Allied planes pummeled the German batteries at Pointe du Hoc before Colonel James Rudder and his Rangers scaled the cliffs on D-Day to neutralize the guns.

  • Arromanches

    The Allied landings at Normandy would not have been possible but for the extraordinary innovation code-named "Mulberry." Join us for a brief visit to one of its remains at Gold Beach, off the lovely coastal town of Arromanches.

  • American Cemetery at Normandy (with audio)

    Join us for a few moments as we visit the over 9,000 Americans buried at the beautiful cemetery at Colleville sur mer.

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