The Leaders of Tomorrow

A school like Army and Navy Academy, built specifically for boys – how they learn, lead, and grow – is the ideal place for leadership development.

Independence, resiliency, motivation, self-discipline, and confidence are just some of the many outcomes. The Academy experience is truly unique.

Successful leadership programs foster camaraderie, a sense of belonging, and many opportunities for service and leadership. Everything we do is tied to our mission of educating and developing good character in young men – two integral pieces of good leadership. Independence, resiliency, motivation, self-discipline, and confidence are just some of the many outcomes.

Cadet Ranks and Promotion

We adopt a well-defined organizational structure and pyramid of authority, geared to foster leadership and character development — each person in the unit has an individual job that is part of a larger task, which is part of a much larger mission.

Officer Candidate Course

Leadership at the Academy is more than traditional student government found at most schools. Here, young men are responsible agents for the governance of the campus. The Officer Candidate Course (OCC) at Army and Navy Academy hones leadership skills, prepares Cadets for higher ranks, and identifies who will be promoted to various positions.


The highly respected JROTC program at the Academy gives our students the opportunity to cultivate core life skills like teamwork, organization, problem solving, character development, and communication that heightens their experience in the Corps of Cadets, as well as prepares them to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Character Development

The Army and Navy Academy is a place for developing human excellence in young men so they not only do well in their endeavours, they live well in their lives.

Students explore the meaning of each value with practical seminars and exercises to transform their mindsets, evolving the values from abstract ideas into actionable concepts.

Trainer, Advisor, Counselor (TAC) Officers

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


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“This school takes a young man and teaches him discipline, responsibility, ownership, and values. 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.”

There’s no better way to set the next goal than by climbing the ranks. Army and Navy Academy’s high quality JROTC program helps boys define what leadership means to them, while reinforcing personal responsibility and service to the community. Cadets can execute the leadership skills and techniques they learn in the classroom and far beyond.

The military components of Army and Navy Academy provide hierarchy and rites of passage, habit and structure, mindfulness of personal appearance, peer leadership, and mentoring — all in a boy-centered environment.

This structure gives Cadets the opportunity to flourish, developing into diligent leaders. Along the way, they learn to be counselors, mediators, motivators, critics, and encouragers.

The levels of leadership involve specific training that is provided during the academic day in the Leadership Education Training (LET) class. The LET program currently includes the U.S. Army’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program, first-aid and CPR training, time management, team building, as well as leadership training used in the corporate world, and a character development program designed by the Academy administration.

Though less than 1 percent of Army and Navy graduates enter military service, 100 percent of our Cadets continue their personal journey prepared for future leadership roles, complimented by a strong sense of independence, responsibility, and moral and ethical values.

Leadership is perhaps the single most important element of the Warrior Experience.