History will remember 2016 as a challenging year for America. Be it economic upheavals and civil disorder, or national security and cultural challenges, almost every corner of our society and our democratic way of life was tested. Not surprisingly, a great deal of the chaos we continue to endure has one root cause – a failure as a society to develop leaders with integrity.
While our society struggles to re-establish its footing, the American Leadership & Policy Foundation stayed the course with an uncompromising determination to develop leaders who put America’s citizens before themselves. However, this has not been easy. Our foundation, too, has encountered many of the challenges confronting wider society. Notwithstanding, our vision remains fixed on service before self.
Our singular purpose is to develop unbiased truth and leaders of integrity – we must “stay the course.” The phrase stay the course has often been used throughout history to elevate and inspire souls. But it owes its meaning to a command that instructed sailors to hold a ship’s rudder and mainsail ropes on an appropriate heading. There hasn’t been a time in memory when this challenge is more important. When our nation wavers, when hope falters – we must not tire, we must stand firm and hold the course. America can right itself with our help!
As you review this report, be encouraged by the fact that the generous contributions and valuable time you’ve invested have helped every critical aspect of our important work. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve with you in such a worthwhile and meaningful enterprise! Thank you for helping America stay the course as we make critical inputs and develop a generation of principled leaders who have a military determination to do what’s right for America.
Founder & Chairman
The American Leadership & Policy Foundation