The Public Service Academy (PSA) debuted in 2015 with the intention to educate the next generation of public servants. The original vision was to create Public Service Academies - at public universities around the country - that developed military and civilian national service leaders, side by side, armed with the skills, networks, and experiences to take on our most complex challenges. This national network of Public Service Academies would produce a new generation of values-based, character-driven, and adaptive leaders for both civilian and military service to the nation. At the time, it was the only program of its kind in the country. The goal was to lead a charge that other universities would follow.
As the anchor program of the Public Service Academy, the Next Generation Service Corps (NGSC) was created with a new type of leader in mind. A leader who understands our society's complex challenges today, and who recognizes the need for collaboration between the public, private, nonprofit, and military sectors to address these challenges.