Erdel, co-founder and partner of Erdel, Owings, Tanzey & Newton, P.C. Attorneys at Law in Mexico, Missouri, believes that a lack of strong male role models in many young men’s lives contribute to their struggle and why they fall behind. It’s one of the main reasons he’s become invested in the success of Missouri Military Academy.
From MMA to Oklahoma University, read this young alum's story: “The most important things I learned at MMA were time management, integrity and accountability ... Do everything like someone is watching through a window. How you present yourself behind a closed door or in front of everyone else matters. Hold yourself to a higher level of self-respect.” — Noah Royse '20
Missouri Military Academy will celebrate the Christmas story in a traditional festival of music and prose at the Academy’s 81st Evensong on Saturday evening, Dec. 10, 2022, at Mexico United Methodist Church. Family, friends, alumni and the public are invited to attend.
"What can you do as an American to help your country?" — Missouri Military Academy President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, U.S. Army (Ret) offers three questions for high school students to consider on Veterans Day in his 11 November 2022 address at the Mexico High School (Mexico, Missouri) Veterans Day Assembly.
Missouri Military Academy (MMA) will honor veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice by conducting a military review on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, at 1330 (1:30 p.m.) on Colonels Field. The event is open to the public, and the Academy extends a special invitation for all veterans in the area to attend.
Cadet River Punab-Mitchell is a freshman from Chiniak, Alaska, and he is currently enrolled in his second year at Missouri Military Academy (MMA). This is his MMA story.
For Jorge-Alberto Yarte-Sada, Class of 1989, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) was a life-changing experience, instilling in him the knowledge, characteristics and values that have helped him find success throughout his personal and professional life.
Today, he shares those lessons and experiences with his son — Gorka-Aitor Yarte-Zertuche, Class of 2023.
At the Annual Awards Banquet during Homecoming on October 1, 2022, MMA recognized the alumni, families, friends and staff who support MMA cadets through the 1889 Scholarship Fund. Since the fund’s inception in 2018, MMA has received $113,100 in support of the 1889 Scholarship Fund, helping make MMA education possible for deserving cadets in need.
During the Sunset Silver Taps ceremony, annually held during homecoming weekend, Missouri Military Academy honors and remembers those MMA brothers, friends and family members who have passed away during the preceding year.
On Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m., Missouri Military Academy (MMA) celebrated recent renovations to Brad Calvert Baseball Field with a ribbon-cutting and re-dedication. Through the generous support of alumni and friends, the Academy has raised $300,000 since 2020 for the baseball field renovation project, working toward the goal of $850,000.
September 30 – October 1, over 400 Missouri Military Academy (MMA) alumni, families, faculty and staff reunited on the Academy’s campus for Homecoming 2022, a weekend dedicated to celebrating MMA alumni.
The swim meet on September 14, 2022 – the first home swim meet of the season – was truly legendary, with a total of six Academy records broken. Overall, MMA Colonels defeated Columbia schools Hickman, Rock Bridge and Battle by scoring 95 points — beating runner-up Hickman’s 61.
How do submarines use buoyancy forces? High school cadets in instructor Chris Schafer’s physical science class recently learned about firsthand experience on a sub from a special guest speaker — Rick Dehlinger, MMA Class of 1993, Navy veteran and MMA quartermaster.
Randall Carver attended Missouri Military Academy for three years, from 1961 to 1964. He graduated in 1964 as a cadet officer, second lieutenant. During his MMA years, Randall served as vice president of the senior class and was active in the Fusileers, rifle team, band, chorus, Glee Club and Dramateers, and lettered in football and track. A familiar face to television and movie audiences, Randall’s acting career has spanned more than 50 years. For his accomplishments, he is inducted into the 2022 MMA Hall of Fame for Arts and Sciences.
Judd Lyons entered Missouri Military Academy in 1978 for a two-year stay that changed the course of his life. At MMA Judd lettered in varsity wrestling and played Echo Company football. He earned the academic fourragère for high academic achievement and the Military Wreath and Star signifying the top ten percent of military science students. After a 37-year career in the Army, Judd pivoted slightly in civilian life, joining the Department of Defense where he now serves as deputy assistant secretary of defense for reserve integration. For his accomplishments, he is inducted into the 2022 MMA Hall of Fame for Distinguished Military Service.