Name: Colin Beck
Rank: Charlie Company Commander
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
At MMA Since: January 2021
Activities at MMA: Cross Country, Baseball, Rifle Team, JROTC Raiders, Triumph Program (Classes at William Woods University)
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite Movie: Full Metal Jacket
Favorite Band: The Eagles
Hobbies: I love listening to classic rock music! I also enjoy working out ... cardio is a blast. Also, I thoroughly enjoy automotive maintenance and working with engines!
Favorite Class: The class I’m mostly looking forward to is physics. I want to be a pilot when I get older, so it’s essential information.
Favorite Food in Mess Hall: Have you ever had the tater tots with nacho toppings? Give it a swing.
Plan After Graduation: I would like to attend the United States Naval Academy and pursue a career in aerospace engineering.
Why did you enroll at MMA? It’s a wonderful opportunity with the guarantee of my own successful future.
Why do you now attend MMA? The military has always been a passion of mine. Specifically, the US Navy is what I’d like to pursue, thanks to my Marine family.
What is the most important thing you have learned so far at MMA? Leadership! How to interact with others and work as a team, all while pursuing a common goal, is remarkable. I can certainly say that my leadership skills are so defined because of MMA!
What advice do you have for new cadets? Learn how to shine shoes before you get here ... It’ll save you and me a lot of heartaches.
Is there anything you want other cadets to know about you? I would like you to know that as the leader of Charlie Company (if I am your commanding officer) I promise that I will do my best to guide you towards success and character development. As your mentor, it is a responsibility that I will pursue with all of my efforts!
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.