Name: Lucas Sydlewski
Rank: Bravo Company Commander
Hometown: Houlton, Wisconsin
At MMA since: 2021
Activities at MMA: Raiders, cross country, Fusileers, wrestling, choir and track
Favorite book: Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy
SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm
Hobbies: Piano, working out, binging movies and TV shows, and talking with friends
Favorite class: JROTC
Favorite food in mess hall: Spicy chicken sandwich
Plans after graduation: I hope to attend either the Naval Academy or West Point.
Why did you enroll at MMA? I have had the desire to join the military for quite some time, and I believed that valuable knowledge and experience could be gained by attending MMA.
Why do you now attend MMA? The experiences and the feeling of brotherhood. The diversity, extracurriculars and lifestyle are irreplaceable.
What is the most important thing you have learned so far at MMA? I have learned how to get along with people a lot better. With so many cadets being so very different, by place and culture, you learn quickly how to engage with each other and get along.
What advice do you have for new cadets? Don’t count the time; make the time count. Enjoy the moments of hardship and know that you’re getting stronger because of them. Life goes by way too fast, so learn to love living in the moment.
Is there anything you want other cadets to know about you? I believe Bravo Company is the best company, and Raiders is better than football.
Cadet company commanders work closely with company leadership advisors and the cadet battalion commander. In addition to looking after the welfare of all cadets in their company, they are responsible for ensuring the cadets in their company abide by Academy rules, regulations, customs, and traditions. They establish company performance goals and takes appropriate action to ensure their accomplishment, and they supervise, counsel, and train cadet company executive officers, first sergeants, and platoon leaders. Finally, they must exercise direct command and control over the company at all formations, ceremonies, activities, and events.