Middle School and High School Cadets Begin Fall 2022 Semester at Missouri Military Academy

On Monday, August 22, the Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Corps of Cadets began their academic classes for the fall 2022 semester. This academic year marks the 134th year educating middle school and high school boys at the Academy. 

“Our cadets have a more challenging middle school and high school educational experience than what most typical students do. They do so in an environment marked by high expectations, structure, self-discipline and accountability. This sets the conditions for their success in the classroom and helps them take command of their lives,” said MMA President Richard V. Geraci, Brigadier General, USA (Ret). “Cadets are challenged to reach their full potential using our military educational model, which supports our 360° Education.”

MMA anticipates 210 to 230 cadets to be enrolled for the fall 2022 semester by October 1, according to Geraci. This year’s corps currently includes cadets from 27 different states and 10 countries, including Brazil, Canada, China, El Salvador, Mexico, Mongolia, Portugal, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam. 

Cadets have been at the Academy’s Mexico, Missouri campus since late July, when more than 70 cadet leaders returned to work with the Commandant of Cadets Colonel Rick Grabowski, USMC (Ret) and his staff to prepare for the upcoming year. Those cadet leaders participated in an intensive 9-day leadership training course. Prior to the first day of academic classes, all new cadets participated in a week-long familiarization of the Academy’s military educational model. During that time, cadets received their haircuts; were issued uniforms; practiced marching, drill and inspections; began athletic training and practices; and underwent training to learn the expectations, customs and traditions of the Academy.

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Educators and other professionals from approximately 15 safety, security and emergency response organizations and schools from Audrain County and across the state gathered at Missouri Military Academy on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, to take part in active shooter and intruder response training, hosted by the Academy and conducted by South Western Communications.

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