WHAT IS ATHENA?
Athena is an Army leader development program designed to inform and motivate Soldiers to
embrace personal and professional development. Adding to the Army’s culture of assessments,
Athena uses batteries of assessments to increase a Soldiers self-awareness of leadership
skills and behaviors, cognitive abilities, and personal traits and attributes. Assessment batteries
are strategically selected to compliment the leadership skills being developed at a number of Army
schools. For each assessment completed, students receive a feedback report with their scores and
information about how to interpret their scores.
WHY IS ATHENA IMPORTANT?
Athena is all about self-awareness. By providing leaders with the tools to identify their
strengths, recognize where improvements can be made, as well as provide access to resources that
support self-initiative and self-development, Army leaders can continuously learn new skills and
improve their abilities.
Athena provides students an opportunity to expand their self-awareness and tailor
self-development to their individual needs. In addition, schools and faculty can use information
from anonymous aggregate results to identify important trends and objectively inform their
Programs of Instruction (POI).