Centre for Army Leadership


Based at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Centre for Army Leadership has a combined military and academic team of leadership theorists and practitioners. Their mission is to maintain leadership excellence across the British Army and keep it at the forefront of leadership thinking.

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Our Role

  • Produce action-research papers on relevant leadership topics.
  • Act as guardian to the British Army’s Leadership Doctrine.
  • Act as a focus and library for the British Army’s academic leadership papers.
  • Provide leadership presentations and speakers to military and civilian audiences.
  • Organise Army leadership conferences and events.

As part of our mission to improve leadership in the Army and keep it at the forefront of leadership thinking, our events and publications stimulate debate and discussion about leadership amongst all ranks of the Army.

Serve to lead The British Army's leadership philosophy

Our Location

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has been the home of British Army officer training since 1812, and is now the home of Army leadership. The Centre for Army Leadership is based in Robertson House, named after Field Marshal Robertson, the only soldier in the history of the British Army to enlist as a private soldier and rise through the ranks to Field Marshal. 

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