Staff Directory

Joshua Adams
Department: Perkins Technology Center


B.S., Computer Sciences, - University of Phoenix 
A.S.,  Business Administration and Mathematics - J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Started at FUMA: 2012

Voicemail: 434-842-4220

Joshua is a Network Assistant in the Perkins Technology Center and assists staff and faculty in troubleshooting technological problems. Prior to coming to Fork Union, he was a full time father and student. Joshua holds an Associate of Sciences degree in Business Administration and Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences. Joshua resides in Richmond with his fiance and daughter.

Mrs. Lynn Armstrong
Department: Library

Head Librarian


B.S., Tennessee Technological University;
M.L.S., Vanderbilt University (Peabody Library School)

Started at FUMA: 2001

Voicemail: 434-842-4216

Mrs. Armstrong is committed to supporting curricular needs of all faculty and students and providing a solid research base for the FUMA community. She energetically endeavors to connect library users with the information they need and works to instill a love for reading and learning, as well as a respect for differing beliefs and viewpoints.

MAJ Frank Arritt
Department: Upper School Faculty

US Government, World History and Economics
PG Football


BS, Arkansas State University

Started at FUMA: 2005
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434-842-4278

MAJ Arritt has been working at FUMA since 2005 and teaches US Government, World History, and Economics. In addition to teaching, MAJ Arritt is an assistant coach for the PG football team, where he coaches the offensive line. He grew up in West Virginia and came to FUMA as a Post-Graduate to play football during  the 1998-1999 season. MAJ Arritt is a 2005 graduate of Arkansas State University, where he played football. He is also the nephew of the legendary PG Basketball coach and teacher Fletcher Arritt, who retired from Fork Union in 2012 after 42 years of service. MAJ Arritt resides in Fork Union with his wife, Megan.

Mrs. Laurie Baker
Department: Business Office

Director of Human Resources


B.B.A., James Madison University

Started at FUMA: 2010

Voicemail: 434/842-4331

Mrs. Baker works in the Business Office as the Director of Human Resources. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from JMU, with a concentration in Hotel Restaurant Management. After working for hotels and restaurants, and owning a restaurant with her husband, she is happy to be at FUMA helping all our employees with their human resource, payroll and benefits!

Barber Shop
Department: Auxiliary Services

Voicemail: 434-842-4303

MAJ James Benson
Department: Chaplain's Office

Upper School Chaplain


Assoc. of Arts, University of Florida 
B.S., Florida International University
Master of Divinity, Baptist Theological Seminary-Richmond

Started at FUMA: 2005

Voicemail: 434-842-4213

Prior to being named Upper School Chaplain, MAJ Benson taught Spanish in the Middle School while serving as pastor of a church in Buckingham County. He has a background in computer work and is fluent in Spanish, having grown up in El Salvador. MAJ Benson coaches the competitive rifle team at FUMA, assists with the postgraduate basketball program, and has helped coach the track team.  MAJ Benson resides on campus with his wife and two children.

LTC Tripp Billingsley
Department: Admissions

Associate Director of Admissions


Master of Arts, Sports Administration
Ohio State University, 1984

BA, History
Randolph-Macon College, 1981

Started at FUMA: 1990
FUMA Alumnus

Voicemail: 434-842-4226

LTC Billingsley returns to FUMA after a two year absence to assume the responsibility of Associate Director of Admissions. He served previously as TAC Officer in the Upper School Commandant's Department for over 19 years, in addition to coaching football. He has 11 years of collegiate football coaching experience and as a prior FUMA cadet is familiar with the mission of the Academy as a college-preparatory school for young men. 

LTC Bill Blanchetti
Department: Middle School

Middle School Commandant
Summer School Administrator/Assistant


B.A., History - Jamestown State College

Started at FUMA: 1985

Voicemail: 434-842-4262

MAJ Bill Blanchetti is the Middle School Commandant. He is also a Summer School administrator and works with the Admissions Department during breaks in the school year. MAJ Blanchetti began his FUMA career in 1985 as a history teacher in the Middle School. He also taught previously at the Blue Ridge School in St. George, VA. MAJ Blanchetti is a graduate of Jamestown State College in North Dakota, where he received a B.A. in History. He lives within walking distance to the Middle School. MAJ Blanchetti has four children. Two of his sons are graduates of FUMA.

CPT Brian Bodine
Department: Upper School Faculty

Assistant Football & NCAA Compliance Officer


B.S., Trenton State College; B.B.A. & M.B.A., James Madison University

Started at FUMA: 2004

Voicemail: 434-842-4434

CPT Bodine resides in Scottsville, Virginia with his wife, Gail. His son, Russell, is a graduate of FUMA Class of 2010. He also has one daughter. In his spare time CPT Bodine enjoys farming, hunting and fishing.

Book Issue Room
Department: Auxiliary Services

Voicemail: 434-842-4304