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Why is FUMA Open and Safe?

News Type:  President's Blog
Thursday, October 15, 2020


Greetings from Fork Union Military Academy!

The leaves are changing and our campus is beautiful. It’s especially vibrant because we have 300+ Cadets, no COVID-19 cases, and we are fully engaged with classes, sports, clubs and Corps of Cadets activities with appropriate protocols and safety procedures.

Why is FUMA open and safe? Because we are a military school and our core values of respect, integrity, faith, character, and discipline enable success and help us turn challenges into opportunities.

I pray for each Cadet, faculty and staff members by name. These are tough times. We have tough days everyday at FUMA. Up in the morning with the rising sun... we get it done all day the FUMA way until the day is done. Inspections, physical training, intense academics with the One Subject Plan and every cadet plays a sport and is on a team. Merit-based promotions to leadership position matter. Those who have problems are held to a standard, corrected, counseled, helped and encouraged. We have an honor code and develop young men of honor, courage and commitment.

Tough times, tough days, tough Cadets.. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

God bless FUMA . God bless you all. Go FUMA!


Best regards,
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy




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