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Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret) Named 11th President of Missouri Military Academy

Originally joining MMA as chief academic officer in July 2016, BG Geraci was promoted to vice president of the academy on 1 July 2017 with a focus on academics, operations and planning. As the newly appointed president, he has assumed the day-to-day management of the academy, with full responsibilities and authorities, as of 5 February 2019.

 “BG Geraci has demonstrated impressive academic, operational and strategic leadership at MMA and offers a wealth of military and educational experience to take MMA into the future,” said R. Stribling Koster, Chairman of the MMA Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with him to carry MMA into a new era of education that combines the academy’s traditions, values and core competencies with 21st century innovation.”

“I am honored to assume leadership of MMA, the preeminent military and college preparatory academy in the Midwestern and central United States,” said Geraci. “Since 1889, parents have sought out MMA to challenge their boys, build their resiliency and grit, and help them take command of their futures. Today, we stand solid, proud and ready to expand our transformational impact on cadets in the structured and disciplined environment only a military academy can provide.”

Prior to his arrival at MMA, BG Geraci was the president of Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System and principal of Immaculata High School. Geraci started his career in education as the 22nd commandant of cadets and dean of students at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) after retiring from the U.S. Army as a Brigadier General in 2005. He is a 1975 NMMI graduate and received his commission as an Air Defense Artillery 2nd Lieutenant.

Geraci is a licensed school administrator and has a Master of Education from Eastern New Mexico University. He has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Park University, a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, a Master of Science in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U. S. Naval War College. In the U.S. Army, he held a variety of staff and command positions in Army Air Defense and the Space and Missile Defense Command. See a full bio here.