Name: John DeVault Years at FUMA: 12 Title: Director of Summer School/ Guidance Officer/ Basketball Coach
Describe yourself in one sentence. I try not to take myself too seriously.
What is your favorite FUMA memory? I’ve had so many great things happen, it’s hard to pinpoint one. My favorite memories are the funny stories and incidents I remember from teaching, coaching, and working in admissions and guidance.
In the time you have been at the Academy, what do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment? It has been great having cadets come back and talk about how FUMA has changed their lives. To be told that I was a part of that has been amazing.
What job duties/responsibilities do you have at FUMA that others may not be aware of? Different things come up all the time. Like everyone else at FUMA, I just find a way to get everything done.
If you were given two free tickets to any sporting or entertainment event in the U.S., what would be the name of the event or performer printed on those tickets? I would love to go to the Stanley Cup, but only if the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing.
What is your favorite pastime? I enjoy doing just about anything with my two sons. They like to play basketball, golf, baseball, tennis, and most sports.
What advice can you offer to current cadets to help them understand the importance of a good education, as well as how FUMA can benefit their future success? What you do today will determine what opportunities you have for tomorrow.