Considered a very elite program, student fellows are selected through a highly competitive process, chosen because of their demonstrated leadership skills, effective contributions to the command missions, and potential for increased leadership responsibilities at USSTRATCOM and within the DoD. Class size is limited to 10 students which encourages interaction and intensive leadership development.

The program syllabus is tailored toward subjects of importance to USSTRATCOM’s mission areas. Faculty and lecturers are world-class national security and defense experts within the University of Nebraska as well as other universities in areas including counter proliferation, counter terrorism, response to chemical and biological attacks, and cyber and space law. Government and local business leaders also contribute.


January 27, 2017

USSTRATCOM Kicks Off 2017 Strategic Leadership Fellows Program

Ten U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) civilian employees are participating in the 2017 USSTRATCOM Strategic Leadership Fellows Program, a 13-week graduate level profess... MORE

January 19, 2017

UNO, NU Educators to Facilitate Leadership Program for USSTRATCOM Employees

On Friday, Jan. 20, a group of 10 civilian employees from the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) will begin a semester-long course led by experts from across th... MORE

July 29, 2016

Fellows Program to Continue Legacy at UNO via NSRI, USSTRATCOM Contract

The Strategic Leadership Fellows Program, a graduate-level program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) that recruits top civilian employees at U.S. Strategic Com... MORE

April 21, 2016

USSTRATCOM Leadership Fellows Program Hosts Third Annual Graduation Ceremony

Ten handpicked civilian employees who have spent the last 13 weeks at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), will graduate on Friday, April 22nd as the third graduati... MORE

September 16, 2015

National Strategic Research Institute awarded contract from USSTRATCOM to continue Fellows Program

The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska, a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), has been awarded a contract from U.S. Stat... MORE

May 5, 2015

University of Nebraska Awards Ten USSTRATCOM Leadership Fellows with Certificates

The University of Nebraska has awarded ten handpicked U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) civilian employees with certificates after completing a select 13 week program. ... MORE View Photos


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