Letter from the Chairman of the Board

Barry Shreiar

Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends of the Academy:

It is a privilege to introduce myself to you as Army and Navy Academy’s new Chairman of the Board of Trustees. I arrived at the Academy in 2009 when my son, Nick ’14, enrolled as a Cadet. My wife Janet and I were drawn to the school because of its mission: to educate, mentor, and develop good character and leadership in young men.

We quickly learned that the Academy community does so much more than offer structured academic opportunities for day and boarding Cadets. My son’s grades improved dramatically as a result of the Academy’s commitment to proven, research-based teaching methods that focus on boys’ brains and the ways they learn best; we often use the phrase, “ANA… built for a boy’s DNA.” Nick’s friendships with fellow students and leadership skills deepened, and we watched him mature from a boy into a young man.  The Academy provided the foundation for our son to become a motivated and independent adult. The transformation was extraordinary.

Since Nick’s senior year, I’ve served as an Academy trustee because I strongly believe in the school’s mission and know firsthand the impact it has on the lives of students and their families.  Attending the 106-year old institution is truly an extraordinary opportunity for young men and I have the honor of serving on the board with engaged and committed alumni who acknowledge the impact Army and Navy Academy has had on their lives.

As Chairman of the Board, my goal is simple: to build on the Academy’s rich history and tradition in order to ensure the school continues educating tomorrow’s leaders for generations to come.  Boys that attend the Army and Navy Academy become fine young men and are prepared for their future.  I welcome suggestions on how we may continue to shape the Academy’s future and strengthen our reputation as a premier, college preparatory, military boarding school for young men.

Warrior Proud! Warrior Strong!

Barry Shreiar

(Nick Shreiar ’14)
Chairman, Army and Navy Academy Board of Trustees