As a Missouri Military Academy cadet, D'Cherion "DC" Nelson '15 excelled as the Academy nurtured leadership within him and challenged to achieve. Today, he is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. with aspirations of working as an intelligence officer in the Pentagon.
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The Academy is dedicated to providing the technological infrastructure needed to support cadets’ education and provide a safe environment for residential life. This dedication is reflected in our strategic plan, which includes direction to enhance cadets’ digital learning environment by aggressively leveraging digital tools.
MMA Parents Committee Leader Erin Schreyer raised $153,000 for 188 different nonprofits in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to the MMA cadets who received the following athletic awards at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
Congratulations to the Missouri Military Academy cadets who received art and music awards for the 2019-20 academic year.
The violent, reprehensible and senseless death of George Floyd has brought the United States to a new height of collective pain and laid bare the divide that must be healed. At Missouri Military Academy, we grieve with our nation and we renew our commitment to our employees, cadets and MMA families. We will do our part to foster a world that rises above hatred, violence and discrimination.
Whether it is routine care, a sprain from athletic practice, a seasonal bug, or something else, the Ekern Health Center on MMA’s campus serves as a quiet place for cadets to be evaluated, rest and recover. Cared for by qualified medical professionals with decades of experience, every cadet is treated in accordance with the gold standard for medical care.
Congratulations to the Missouri Military Academy cadets who received the following commandant awards for the 2019-20 academic year.
"The pandemic has revealed with painful clarity how important education and access to basic resources are ..." Read President Geraci's spotlight on the role of education in America in his recent Mission: Readiness feature.
Make the most of your summer! MMA provides a summer workout plan to help cadets improve physically and prepare mentally for upcoming sports in fall. You can download the workout here.
Congratulations to all new members of Delta Phi! MMA is proud to announce the Delta Phi membership list following the fourth – and final – marking period in the 2019-20 academic year.
Congratulations to the Missouri Military Academy cadets who received academic awards for the 2019-20 academic year!
An annual Missouri Military Academy competition to hone and highlight cadets' oratory skills, the Wallace Fry Speech Competition was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in the Centennial Gymtorium.
On Friday, May 15, 2020, the 131st Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets celebrated their graduation in the Memorial Chapel among their MMA brothers and faculty and staff. Read a full recap of commencement here.
In recognition of their 2020 academic success, seven cadets have earned the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, and thirteen cadets have earned the President’s Award for Educational Achievement.
As 2019 draws to a close, here’s a look at our most notable stories of the year.
The Missouri Military Academy Rifle team has been qualified to compete in the JROTC Service Championships for the second consecutive year. The rifle team received the official invitation following their strong showing in the national qualifier postal.
MMA cadets raised $3,567.29 in donations for the Academy's 2019 canned food drive competition. The donations help three local organizations — the Grand Prairie Baptist Church, Faith Walk Food Pantry and the Help Center Inc. Food Pantry in Mexico, MO — support local families in need.
This year, our community raised $8,658 in immediate donations and $12,399 in additional pledges — for a total of $21,058 raised. That is more than 6 times the amount raised the previous Giving Tuesday
To help students maximize their ACT performance, MMA will host a Tutors Across America ACT Weekend Boot Camp on MMA’s campus in Mexico, Missouri, on January 24-26, 2020. The camp is open to the public, and MMA cadets are encouraged to attend
The 2019 Missouri Military Academy Fall Sports Banquet was held on October 20 in Barnard Hall to honor our football, swimming, soccer, Raiders, and Cross Country teams. #MMAproud
On November 21, 2019, a group of cadets visited the University of Missouri-Columbia for a classical music concert that featured works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Margaret Bonds. At the concert, the cadets witnessed the talents of MMA Music Instructor Freddie Lomas, and had the opportunity to meet with Conductor Dr. Paul Crabb.
‘Tis the season to reflect on the year and what we are most thankful for! At MMA, we are thankful for a strong community of parents, alumni and Academy friends who support our mission to provide the discipline, structure, accountability, leadership, and life lessons that transform young men’s lives. Read what a few MMA families are thankful for this season in regards to their cadet’s MMA education.
On November 13, a group of interested cadets enjoyed a trip to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri to enjoy a pizza dinner and a jazz concert by Pedrito Martinez Group, who is a part of the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series.
MMA parents, alumni and friends of the Academy can show their MMA pride on their Christmas trees! These beautiful, one-of-a-kind brass ornaments depict a three-dimensional image of Stribling Hall.
Celebrating the holidays through the voices of MMA cadets and faculty members, MMA's 78th Annual Evensong will be held at Mexico United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Following the celebration, cadets and their families are invited back to MMA’s campus to enjoy holiday parties in each company’s recreation room.
On December 3, MMA will kick off the 2019-20 Annual Campaign — “Every Year, Every Cadet Stronger” — on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving where millions pay it forward to support the causes that matter to them. On Giving Tuesday, MMA is asking for your support for our cadets and the Academy. Will you make a gift or a pledge and make a positive difference?
Their third win in a row, Missouri Military Academy defeated Marion AJROTC 965 to 900 last week in the National Air Rifle League, bringing their current record to a strong 4 - 1. Next up, they will compete against Pelahatchie AJROTC from Pelahatchie, MS, who currently has a 3 - 3 record.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, Cadets Victor Patino and Ruhan Chowrira traveled to Moberly, Mo., to audition for district concert band competition, accompanied by MMA Fine Arts Department Chair Rob McGrath and Band Instructor Freddie Lomas.
In honor of Veterans Day, Missouri Military Academy thanks our faculty and staff who have served to protect and defend our country's freedoms.
Congrats to the MMA Rifle Team for its recent successes, most recently at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Sectional and the National Qualifier. Among contestants at the former, two of MMA's teams placed in the top five, and four of MMA's firers have qualified to compete at Camp Perry, Ohio, as part of a team at Nationals.
MMA parents Rob and Katherine English donated to MMA's new baseball program far before the season started, establishing a legacy for their family and the Academy.
Take a look back at some of the amazing things that have happened at MMA in 2018!
Nearly 30 cadets and more than 20 elementary school students from the Mexico Public School system gathered December 14 in the MMA library for a Lunch Buddy holiday party.
The Missouri Football Coaches Association (MFCA) has announced their All-District Picks for the 2018 season. Four Missouri Military Academy Colonel Football players received honors, as voted by MFCA members.
Thanks to the efforts of Chris Schafer ’89, Missouri Military Academy alum and graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), rising junior and senior MMA cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Introduction to Engineering Summer Camp at Missouri S&T in summer 2019. Schafer has arranged for Missouri S&T to hold nine spots for MMA cadets (three in each of the camp’s weeks: June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11). In addition, he and his wife, Jeni, will sponsor two cadets for the camp through a financial donation to the Academy.
Academic honor society at MMA gains new members while three existing members take on officer roles
The MMA Raider Team has made the Academy proud with its successes so far this season. With five Raider competitions down, our Raider cadets will show what they’re made of in their last event of the season: the MMA Invitational in April.
MMA is partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted ACT/SAT Weekend Boot Camp in February 2019 to help students maximize their test performance.
Four cadets and Maj. Larry McClarey took part in the fifth annual event, organized with the help of MMA alumnus Paul Barum '62, on Oct. 26.
Spring 2019 trip brings history to life for MMA cadets with firsthand looks at the nation’s most important historic sites. Sign up today!
A championship season for MMA Colonels Soccer, claiming the district title!
Lessons and carols by MMA cadets and faculty will usher in the holidays with this traditional event
Lessons and carols by MMA cadets and faculty will usher in the holidays with this traditional event
Cadets from Missouri Military Academy were filled with the spirit of giving this holiday season when they donated over 8,000 cans of food to the Mexico Help Center and ACCIS crisis intervention services Wednesday morning.
The Colonels defeated Fatima HS Tuesday night
Edward Cha, MMA Class of 2018, has been awarded a National Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Marine Option Scholarship.
Colonels Football members Sky Thunderchild Henio, Vernon Leach, Pedro Da Rocha, Forest Drummond, WrayVauze Givens, and Edward Cha received recognition.
The traditional festival of lessons and carols will be held at the United Methodist Church in Mexico at 7 p.m. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Charles Stribling III '44.
Congratulations to all the cadets who received promotions!
Cadets Ghidey and Schaaf joined in events to honor fallen soliders
Our cadets spent some quality time with their families and friends this weekend.
The multi-phased project is the result of a contribution from the Cortada family.
What happened at MMA Homecoming 2017
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Senator John Danforth receive the Governor Charles Henry Hardin Medal for Conspicuous Public Service to the State of Missouri and the Nation.
Oldest and youngest cadet take a bite of saber sliced cake.
MMA supporters gathered April 8 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis for the 2017 Maroon & Gold gala fundraiser.
The 35 members of the Class of 2017 earned an impressive $4.6 million in college scholarships.
On Friday, September 23, more than 330 alumni, parents, donors and community members converged on campus to celebrate Homecoming 2016.
On August 26, MAJ Mike Pemberton’s biology students gathered on the front lawn for his annual study of trees at the Academy. As he lectured, cadets wove from tree to tree, scribbling notes, studying bark and sketching leaves.
Escorted by Missouri Military Academy staffers Rhonda Blaue, MAJ Edsel Baker and Dr. James Bonanno, seventeen students visited Italy in mid-March. The program, which was coordinated by Worldstrides International Discovery Programs, began March 13 with an overnight flight to Italy.