MMA Alumnus Becomes Soldier with Goal to Study Nuclear Engineering

Pvt. Rhys Bullington from MMA’s Class of 2019 arrived at Fort Leonard Wood for Basic Combat Training on October 28, 2020. According to an interview with The Springfield News Leader, Bullington says Missouri Military Academy helped prepare him for the challenges he has faced thus far.  

“It was a lot, but I could manage it,” he said, giving credit to his training at MMA in the interview. “I've already known what it's like to carry people on your back, have to push through a lot of challenges. Being here [at Fort Leonard Wood], being ready for training, I'm more than happy and excited for it.” 

Bullington is currently working towards becoming a combat engineer in the U.S. Army, but his ultimate goal is to study nuclear engineering.  

Read more about Bullington hereNote that this interview is the first installment in a series that will follow Bullington's journeys from civilian to soldier. Photo taken by Sam Campbell with the Springfield News-Leader.

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Missouri Military Academy Cadet Establishes Model United Nations Chapter at MMA 

With cadets from 11 different countries and 25 different states, Missouri Military Academy is already a global environment. Now, thanks to a cadet-led initiative, cadets can more formally share their backgrounds, expand their knowledge of international issues and develop negotiation skills through participation in in Model United Nations (Model UN) – an international club that helps students learn more about how the United Nations (UN) operates. 

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