"As for Javier Campuzano, he has inspired all of us and future generations of cadets," Geraci said. "What inspired him to do the sculpture was to send the message that Colonel Stribling III was an example, mentor, and brother to all of us ... Javier wanted to portray him as a father figure guiding cadets, close to the corps, and portray the respect he had for him as the president."
To maintain Col Stribling’s legacy, front and center, for all of our current and future cadets, the statue stands where every cadet walks daily, passing from the barracks to Barnard Hall.
To emphasize the importance of the statue, the brick around the statue are the same as the bricks on Senior Walk, which the statue faces.
Geraci also shared that those cadets who do not meet the high standards set forth by Col Stribling may find themselves in full dress uniform, standing at parade rest facing the statue to reflect on how to abide by MMA’s rules and regulations, for a time period designated by the commandant or president.