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The Leadership Lectures: Craig Faller

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures, we hope to inspire thought-provoking dialogue within the community by providing access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some of the world’s foremost leadership minds. As such, the attendance to the lectures are free and open to the public. 


  • About the lecture

    We are... leaders.

    Each person possesses the ability to be a leader. Admiral Craig Faller, United States Navy (Retired), will share stories from his many years of service to illustrate that we are all leaders. We define our own leadership style by observing, learning, and doing things - by being involved. For Admiral Faller he has defined leadership as love. The currency of his love leadership is trust. A relentless focus on character development, improving personal competence, and clear communication are some of the essential ingredients of building trust. The ultimate purpose of defining leadership and building trust is to make a difference one person at a time.

  • Date
    Thursday, January 26, 2023


  • Admiral Craig Faller (Retired)

    craig-faller.jpgCraig Faller is a retired four-star Admiral with decades of global, national security leadership experience. From 2018 to 2021 he Commanded United States Southern Command in Miami, Florida. In this role, he enhanced Western Hemisphere security by building strong, trusted partnerships between the United States military and Latin American and Caribbean security forces. As the Department of the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs, he represented the Secretary of the Navy, and the Chief of Naval Operations on the Hill. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at Florida International University, Trustee at the Center for Naval Analysis, Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Senior Fellow at the National Defense University, and on the Advisory Board of the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory (ARL).

  • Read The Center’s interview