Leadership is at the core of everything we do at QLA and the Leadership Program is the vehicle for the accomplishment of QLA’s mission which is to: “promote personal growth in young men by engaging them in an environment that promotes excellence in Academics, Leadership, Athletics and Character to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.”
The aim of the Leadership Program is to provide the vehicle for QLA to accomplish its mission. The Program provides a fully integrated academic and applied leadership program that will support learning in the classroom.
The Leadership Program plays a central role in the operation of the school and will be the bridge that links the classroom, the boarding and the extra-curricular.
Cadet Battalion is organized to give all Cadets the opportunity to work as a member of a team and lead one of the Battalion components based upon his ability, experience and senority.
The basic unit of the Battalion is the 4 to 6-man Patrol which is commanded by a Patrol Commander (Lieutenant or 2nd Lieutenenat) who in turn has a Patrol Sergeant (Colour Sergeant) as his second-in-command.
The operational unit of the Battalion is the 20 to 28-man Company which is composed of a Company Headequarters and 4 patrols. The company headquarters comprises the command element necessary to command, control and administer the company (Company Commander, Company Second-in-Command, Company Sergeant Major and Company Quartermaster Sergeant).
The Battalion is commanded and administered by the Cadet Commanding Officer and his staff of experienced Officers and Senior NCOs.