MMA Cadet Anthony Melick '23 Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy

MMA Cadet Anthony Melick '23 Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Cadet Anthony Melick, a high school senior from Overland Park, Kansas, was recently appointed to the United States Naval Academy

Melick completed the rigorous application process to earn the acceptance, including garnering two nominations from members of Congress — Sen. Jerry Moran and Rep. Sharice Davids.

"Cadet Melick's achievement is a testament to his outstanding character, perseverance, self-discipline, and always striving to achieve his full potential," said MMA President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret). "He is an outstanding example for his fellow cadets and we are extremely proud of him."

Melick holds the cadet leadership position of Band Company Commander for the 134th MMA Corps of Cadets. He has been at MMA since 2020 and is involved in baseball, swimming, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and band. During his senior year, he has served as the captain of the swim team and competed at state competition. During his junior year, he earned a trip to national FBLA competition in Chicago, competing in Sports and Entertainment Management, part of the team who finished first at state.

Watch this video to hear Melick talk about his acceptance and the application process:


As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy.

They attend the academy for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps

Melick has also applied to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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