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 Deputy Commandants

From teaching important values to coordinating transportation, from keeping cadets safe to ensuring they are correctly equipped and looking sharp, MMA’s deputy commandants — Deputy Commandant for Support and Quartermaster James Poettker, MMA Class of 2008, and Deputy Commandant for Transportation and Security Jeff Howard — go the extra mile to ensure that cadets are well taken care of.

Read More about MMA’s Deputy Commandants: An Integral Part of the Administration and Cadet Success