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 here. Note 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.