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Trainer, Advisor, coach (TAC) Officers

After classes have ended for the day and on the weekends, the Academy is supervised by the TAC (Trainer, Advisor, Coach) Officers. During this time, Cadets participate in sports or PT, complete their homework, and have some time for relaxation.

The TAC is an adult male company leadership advisor with the fundamental obligation to train, advise, and counsel each Cadet regarding his performance and progress in meeting Academy objectives in leadership, character, academics, and service.

Serving as personal mentors to the students in all aspects of campus life, TACs help you gain life skills in leadership, team orientation, socialization, independence, motivation, and responsibility. Many of these men have served our country and care deeply about the personal development, moral character, and the training of tomorrow’s leaders.

TACs will help you after classes end to ensure you go to tutorial, engage in a sport of choice or do physical training, study during the mandatory period, and enjoy social and relaxation time. They also will check your barracks during inspections and check on your well-being, nutrition, and sleeping habits. TACs also partner with the Faculty and JROTC instructors to mentor you by employing lessons from LET courses.
Your Cadet’s TAC Officer is the first point of contact for all parents who may have a question about their Cadet’s living situation, discipline record, emergencies, or other Cadet Life issues.  Our TAC Officers are on duty from 2:00 – 11:30pm (PT) Mon. – Thurs, with more variable hours on Fri. and Sat.
TACs can be reached by telephone; however, e-mail is preferred for routine matters.

Since TACs are expected to be with the Cadets during their duty time, they will make every effort to return phone calls or e-mails the same day, but within 24 hours in all instances.

In the event of an emergency when your son’s Company TAC is NOT on duty, please contact the Operations Office at:


For more information on our safety and security procedures, please consult the Cadet Guidebook.

BAND Company TAC

~ Parent

“This school takes a young man and teaches him discipline, responsibility, ownership, and values. There are built in tools to help boys succeed. The TAC officers spend time getting to know each kid and facilitate problem solving with the boys. I’d consider any young man very lucky if he can attend this school. Colleges look at military schools for much more than grades and Army and Navy Academy delivers.”