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Program for Emerging Leaders

About Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL)?


PEL is an initiative of National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction whose goal is to foster a community of rising US government leaders with the knowledge and skill-set to respond to the dangers of WMD.

PEL addresses tasking from J-8/Joint Requirements Office to NDU’s WMD Center to: “facilitate interagency and DoD civilian education, administering and leading programs to strengthen the combating WMD community.”


  • Bring together individuals from across the government.

  • Through a variety of activities create an understanding of WMD threats to

    national security and the full range of means, processes, and organizations for

    addressing them.

PEL COMPLETE details including eligibility, criteria and process to apply, click HERE!

PEL Application Click HERE!

PEL Frequently Asked Questions Click HERE!

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