Flag Officers


Missouri Military Academy recognizes the distinguished service of our alumni who have achieved honor as flag officers in the U.S. military. A flag officer is a commissioned officer in a nation’s armed forces who is senior enough to be entitled to display a flag indicating his or her rank. 


BG Maurice A. Marrs, Class of 1918, U.S. Army Air Corps

BG Francisco A. Sierra, Class of 1958, U.S. Navy

BG Carl Tegtmeier, Class of 1962, U.S. Army Reserve

Gen. Clifton B. Cates, Class of 1910, U.S. Marines

Gen. Robert D. Wright, Class of 1923

MG Judd Lyons, Class of 1980, Nebraska National Guard and U.S. Army

MG Robert N. Mackinnon, Class of 1940, U.S. Army

MG Jess L. Larson, Class of 1922, U.S. Air Force Reserves

Admiral Douglas P. Johnson, Class of 1915, U.S. Navy

The whole core of what MMA stands for is still there, even after the ups and downs of 130 years. I believe in what they are doing.

Chris Gentry ’88

Alumni News

Missouri Military Academy COL Tom Pickle

Colonel Tom Pickle, USA (Ret), has joined the staff of Missouri Military Academy (MMA) as the deputy commandant for residential life. Pickle comes to the private, college preparatory, all-boys military boarding school after a 32-year career in the United States Army. Throughout his career, he has exhibited exceptional leadership, planning, program management, and talent management, making significant contributions to the military.

Read More about Introducing Colonel Tom Pickle, MMA’s New Deputy Commandant for Residential Life