Name: Jonathan Rukangira
Rank: Delta Company Executive Officer
Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda
At MMA Since: October 2020
Activities at MMA: Track, Basketball, Color Guard, Delta Phi Academic Honor Society, Model United Nations, Classes at Presser Arts Center
Hobbies: I enjoy playing basketball, reading books and looking for any opportunities on the internet. Additionally, in my free time, I go to the gym or watch documentaries.
Favorite Book: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Favorite Movie: Angel Has Fallen
Favorite Band: Twenty-one Pilots
Favorite Class: My favorite class is US government. I’m most excited about taking pre-calculus next year because I love math and allows me to reason and challenge myself.
Favorite Food in Mess Hall: Cheese fries with a beef burger.
Plan After Graduation: I plan to attend a prestigious college and earn my bachelor’s degree. This will allow me to go to a law school and earn a license to practice law.
Why did you enroll at MMA? I enrolled at MMA to improve my grades and because I wanted to apply my leadership abilities in the corps of cadets. Clearly, MMA helped me achieve that goal.
Why do you now attend MMA? Because my grades have improved drastically and the competition between cadets motivates me to work harder to achieve great things.
What is the most important thing you have learned so far at MMA? The most important thing I learned at MMA so far is to use my time carefully because time doesn’t wait for anyone. Time management is really important at MMA.
What advice do you have for new cadets? Advice I would give to new cadets is to manage their time wisely. Listen to your leaders – they have been here for a long time and they are looking out for you.
Anything you want other cadets to know about you? I’m a sociable person. I like to listen to cadets and their issues and provide them with guidance. As long as a cadet listens, everything will be fine and we shall have an enjoyable year.
Cadet executive officers are the second-in-command to the cadet company commanders, performing duties assigned to them and assuming responsibilities of the cadet company commander in his absence. They are responsible for supervising and coordinating the efforts of the company staff in planning, coordination, and execution of company events, as well as making safety and risk assessments for company events. Additionally, they ensure all company staff goals are met and while remaining knowledgeable of the current status of staff actions.