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Leadership Traits

Integrity
Uprightness of Character and soundness of moral principal, absolute truthfulness and honesty.

Knowledge
Acquired information, including professional knowledge and an understanding of your cadets.

Courage
A mental quality that recognizes fear of danger, or criticism but enables a man to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness.

Decisiveness
Ability to reach decisions promptly and to announce them in a clear, forceful manner.

Dependability
The certainty of the proper performance of duty.

Initiative
Seeing what has to be done and commencing a course of action, even in the absence of orders.

Tact
The ability to deal with others without creating offense.

Justice
The quality of being impartial and consistent in exercising command.

Enthusiasm
The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty.

Bearing
Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearance, and personal conduct at all times.

Endurance
The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, distress, and hardship.

Unselfishness
Avoidance of providing for one's comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others.

Loyalty
Faithfulness to country, Corps, and unit, and to your seniors and subordinates.

Judgment
The quality of weighing facts and possible solutions on which to base sound decision.

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The New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy (NOMMA) is a Type 2 charter high school serving students in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. NOMMA is dedicated to the education of high school students, no matter their background or previous school experience. Students at NOMMA study in a focused, college preparatory environment guided by a team of teachers and retired military instructors who bring unparalleled experience to the classroom.