Name: Anthony Melick
Rank: Battalion Adjutant Officer (S-1)*
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
At MMA Since: August 2020
Activities at MMA: Swimming, Baseball, Delta Phi Honor Society
Hobbies: I often ski as a hobby, I enjoy hanging out with friends and with my brother. I enjoy playing video games as well as playing sports and exercising.
Favorite Class: I really enjoy US history. I would consider it my favorite class. This upcoming year I’m excited to take college courses for the first time.
Favorite Food in Mess Hall: I really like the omelets that the mess hall makes on Sunday mornings.
Plan After Graduation: To enroll in West Point, the Naval Academy, the Coast Gaurd Academy, or the Air Force Academy. After persuing a career in the military, I then want to become a commercial pilot.
Why did you enroll at MMA? As a way to avoid online learning through the public school system during the COVID-19 pandemic and as a way to help improve my leadership skills.
Why do you now attend MMA? Along with an opportunity to learn lifelong leadership skills that can be used in all aspects of life, I also attend MMA now for the brotherhood and the premier academics.
What is the most important thing you have learned so far at MMA? The situation isn’t always going to be in your favor. Sometimes you are the one who needs to adapt to the system.
What advice do you have for new cadets? Don’t try to fight the system here. You need to go along with it. By following the system, it makes everyone’s time here a lot easier.
Is there anything you want other cadets to know about you? As a leader, I will try to make the process easier for you as long as you cooperate with me. I will also try my best to be as fair as possible.
*Cadet Adjutant (S1); the adjutant is responsible to the battalion executive officer and has the following specific responsibilities; Prepares administrative documents pertaining to promotions, demotions, and awards. Prepares and publishes orders and directives issued by the battalion commander and commandant of cadets. Supports and assists campus officials such as the clinic, finances, quartermaster, and executive assistant to the commandant and dean of academics when involving cadet matters.