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Cadet Activities and Clubs

Airsoft Club

Dedicated to the proper education and training for recreational airsoft competitions. Sponsored by MAJ Alex Grant.

Bible Studies

Weekly bible study held by the campus Chaplain MAJ James Benson. 

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scout Troop 125. Sponsored by CPT David Mitchell and LTC Bob Grant.

Chess Club

Chess club meets and completes in matches throughout the year against not only various students but also other schools. Sponsored by COL Chris Nothnagle.

Classic Cinema

Classic Cinema club meets twice a week to learn about and appreciate classic cinema. Sponsored by LTC Joe Henthorne.

Cooking Club

Cooking club meets twice a week and focuses on basic cooking skills. Sponsored by CPT Reggie Barnette and Ms. Kelly Shuman.

Debate Team/Club

Our debate club meets in the evenings weekly in the library where they hone their skills as they complete on a regional, state, and national level. Sponsored by CPT Mike Goad.

Fellowship of Christian Athletics

Fellowship of Christian Athletics, or FCA, works to improve the Fork Union community while also strengthen their Christian values and sense of brotherhood.  They assist with numerous events throughout the school year. Sponsored by CPT Gary Leydig and Ms. Jenny Payne.

Fishing Club

A more traditional club, the Fishing club not only meets at our local fishing pond, Pruitt Lake, but they will also travel with various staff and faculty members to other nearby locals for some relaxing fishing trips. Sponsored by COL Chris Nothnagle. 

Futsal Club

Futsal club gives cadets the chance to play indoor soccer during the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. Sponsored by CPT Jakob Ingersoll. 

Global Citizens Club

The Global Citizens club raises awareness of cultural diversity while allowing members to participate in community service projects. Sponsored by Mrs. Katherine Giszack.

Golf Club

The Golf club gives cadets the chance to learn how to play golf and eventually work towards the opportunity to compete at local courses. Sponsored by LTC Brooks Berry.

IDEA (Intelligent Design) Club

IDEA club focuses on scientific inquiries into life's origins. Sponsored by LTC Carl Muench.

Interact Club

Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people. Each year, Interact Clubs complete at least two community service projects. Sponsored by CSM Catherine Garcia. 

Judo Club

Judo club meets multiple times a week down in our Estes Athletic Center and push themselves both physically and mentally with the help of their Judo Club sponsor Mr. Tim Redden. 

Merit Badge Workshops

Merit Badge Workshops give cadets the opportunity to earn merit badges. Sponsored by LTC Bob Grant.

Middle School LEGO League/Robotics

LEGO League/Robotics club gives middle school cadets the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of robotics. Sponsored by LTC Todd Giszack. 

Model United Nations Club

The Model UN club gives cadets the opportunity for United Nations simulation. Sponsored by CTP David Mitchell. 

Newspaper Club

The Newspaper club is a cadet-run newspaper that produces a copy each term on local and national news. Sponsored by Mrs. Kayla Jones.

Orienteering Team/Club

The Orienteering Team focuses on daily physical and navigational training. Sponsored by LTC Carl Muench and CPT Josh Acree. 


The PIER club gives cadets the opportunity to help with programs designed for special needs individuals. Sponsored by COL Rob Feathers. 

Quadrille Club

The Quadrille club supports campus-wide events and promotes school spirit. Sponsored by Mrs. Kayla Jones. 

Quiz Bowl

The Quiz Bowl club gives cadets the opportunity to compete academically against local schools. Sponsored by LTC Steve Macek and LTC Todd Giszack. 

Rifle Team/Club

Rifle club is dedicated to the proper education and training for interscholastic marksmanship competition. Sponsored by MAJ David Wallace. 

Robotics/STEM Club

Robotics completes each year in the FIRST Team Robotics competition.  The team meets regularly in our on-campus Robotics room. Sponsored by CPT Josh Adams. 


SCUBA club meets several times a week and focuses on the basic scuba diving training. Sponsored by CPT David Mitchell. 

Sports Information Club

Sports Information club gives cadets the opportunity to promote the Academy's athletic teams with photography, graphic design, live streaming and much more. Sponsored by Sports Information Director Ms. Kelly Shuman. 

Sports Medicine Club

Sports Medicine club gives cadets the opportunity to learn the basics of athletic training and to shadow our athletic training staff. Sponsored by Head Athletic Training Mr. Kyle Lewis. 

Volleyball Club

Volleyball club meets several times a week to play organized volleyball. Sponsored by Mrs. Nikki Hackenberg. 

Woodworking Club

One of the more popular clubs on campus, the Woodworking club helps interested cadets in honing their skills by designing, repairing, and finishing wood projects. Sponsored by COL Chris Nothnagle. 

Yearbook Club

Yearbook club gives cadets the opportunity to help create the Academy's yearbook. Sponsored by MAJ James Benson.

Honor Council

The Fork Union Military Academy Honor Council is composed of cadet leadership and is responsible for upholding the Academy's Honor Code: 

A Cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal; or tolerate those who do.

Honor Company

Color Guard

Cannon Crew

Retan Rifles

National Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society

Praise Band

The cadet praise band is made up of piano, drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar and electric guitar and focused mainly on Praise and Worship music.  The praise band performans in chapel services and also accompanies the cadet choir when they perform.  The praise band occasionally uses orchestral instruments such as violins and violas when talented students desire to participate.  It is a great opportunity for musical cadets to enjoy a unique opportunity.



Social and Mixer Schedule

The Academy hosts several socials each year, including the annual Military Ball in the Spring.  Some of these socials are aimed at 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, and some are aimed at our older students.  These events are well supervised, and we invite young ladies to participate as their schedules and parents permit.  In order to ensure appropriate numbers of participants, we ask each young lady to fill out the below Dance Permission Form and submit it to our Social Coordinator.

Fork Union Military Academy Dance Form

The Mackall Competition

Most organizations today that work with young people have been slowly but steadily drained of intensity. Young people need intense, risky experiences to develop and grow. These experiences were once commonplace in America but have been “safetied out” of many lives over the last few decades. The reasons for this are complex and sociological but the effect of an “over-safetied” existence on a young person is significant and very negative. Participating in genuinely intense experiences and learning to take risks and dealing with the consequences is essential to becoming an adult. Resilience is a learned skill. Intense life experiences that are not “oversafetied” help to build personal resilience.

The Mackall Competition is the place to build these intense life experiences. It’s modeled on West Point Sandhurst Competition. It has three components: Shooting, Endurance and Civic Engagement. It helps in mentoring young people, and it introduces them to a challenge that is NOT oversafetied.

Military Ball

Parents Day Parade

Military Appreciation Day Parade

Alumni Weekend/Alumni Parade

Mother's Day Parade

Senior/PG Parade

Alumni Speaker Day


Cadets and our Development Department work together over multiple weeks to call as many alumni, parents, faculty, and friends of the Academy as possible to help raise money for our future.