Office of Homeland Security

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 25, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jason Keller

FRANKFORT, Ky.Kentucky’s Director of Homeland Security, (Ret.) Major Alecia Webb-Edgington was among 26 other top homeland security officials who recently completed the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Leadership Program at the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. The program is the newest in a series of graduate and executive level programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and developed and conducted by the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security.


“I am honored to have been chosen to attend this top-flight leadership program,” said Edgington.


The Executive Leadership Program was launched in August of 2006 and met for four one-one week intensive sessions over nine months.  The senior leaders were chosen based upon their extensive experience and recognized leadership in the disciplines that make up homeland security. 


The goal of the Executive Leadership Program is to enhance senior leader’s capacity to develop policies and strategies and resolve homeland security issues while strengthening their working relationships across regions, agencies, and local-state-tribal-federal jurisdictional and private lines.  Participation in the CHDS Executive Leadership Program is funded by the CHDS Program.


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