MAJ Eric Evertson

Title: Manager, Yates Leadership Complex/Instructor
Department: Commandant of Cadets
Phone: (575) 624-8139
Office: Daniels Leadership Center 107

FALL 2017 Schedule
Course IDSecCourse NameHS/JC
LEAD 181313Introduction to Applied LeadershipJC
LEAD 181316Introduction to Applied LeadershipJC
LEAD 281313Ropes CourseJC
LEAD 281316Ropes CourseJC
Educational Background:

Post-Grad Education Classes: Walden University, 2014
Post-Grad Leadership Classes: New Mexico State University, 2006
M.E., Western New Mexico University, 2003, Teaching
B.S., University of New Mexico, 2002, Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry

Fall 2008-Current: New Mexico State Teaching Licensure Level II – Endorsement in Secondary Education in Science
August 2008: Challenged in as a “Level II Facilitator” with Signature Research Inc.
May 2008: CHARACTER COUNTS! Character Development Training and Certification – Josephson Institute for EthicsJuly 2014: Pi Theta Kappa Leadership Instructor Certification
Nov 2009: PADI Open Water Diver CertificationApril 2014: American Red Cross Instructor Certification


2005 to Present: New Mexico Military Institute, Manager, Yates Leadership Challenge Course / Instructor

Feb 2015: (T) Presented at Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference and Expo entitled “Moral Adventures in Experiential Education – Teaching Character from the Ground Up!”
Oct/Nov 2014: Presented workshop at the National Forum on Character Education – “Serve to Learn”
March 2012: Presented white paper at the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference – “Leaders Climbing to New Heights! Facilitating Leadership Education and Character Development at NMMI’s Yates Leadership Challenge: Ropes Course and LRC”
Jan/Feb 2012: Presented research paper at Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference and Expo entitled “Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – Using a Challenge Course as a ‘Leadership Laboratory’”

Honors, Awards and Publications:

Oct 2014: Character Education Partnership ( National School of Character Evaluator
2013-2014, 2007-2008, 2005-2006: Chaves County Teacher of Character, Bronze Award, New Mexico Character Counts
March 2007: Brand You, Tom Peters Seminar
May 2000: Completed Instruction at National Camp School BSA, COPE Director – Camp Brinkley, WA
May 1998: BSA Award of Merit for saving life
July 1993: BSA - Eagle Scout Award
1998: BSA Award of Merit for saving life, Boy Scouts of America
1997: Class III River Guide, Utah
1997: Emergency Medical Techician

Yates Leadership Challenge Complex: Ropes Course Training Manual - Level 1, 158 pages, 2014
Yates Leadership Challenge Comples: Leadership Reaction Course Training Manual, 101 pages, 2011
Yates Leadership Challenge Complex: Advanced Ropes Course Training Manual – Level 2, 247 pages
Yates Leadership Challenge Complex: Summer Training Manual, 179 pages
Yates Leadership Challenge Complex: Rappel Tower SOP, 22 pages
White paper – “Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – Using a Challenge Course as a ‘Leadership Laboratory’”
A series of four White papers entitled: Four Domains of Effective Leadership and Character Development Programming in Outdoor Education
- “Cadets Embracing the Leadership Challenge Through High Impact Experiences”
- “Teaching to Lead from the Ground Up! ... A Dynamic Approach to Leadership and Character Development”
- “Leaders Climbing to New Heights! ... Excellence Through Relevant Curriculum”
- “Learning the Ups and Downs of Leadership ... Competency Based Assessment Inspiring Higher Performance”


Active member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) since 2005
Member of the Research Advisory Committee of the ACCT
Sunday School Superintendent, appointed by church members
Church Board Member, appointed by church members
Chaves County Character Counts, Board Member
Character Counts Pillar Zoo Tour – Each year I participate in presenting and discussing the Character Counts Pillars to Elementary Students at the Spring River Zoo.