Current Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Selected to be 10th President of Fork Union Military Academy

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RADM J. Scott Burhoe, current Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy, has been selected to serve as the next President of Fork Union Military Academy effective July 18, 2011

RADM J. Scott Burhoe, USCG

RADM J. Scott Burhoe, USCG, has been selected to be the 10th President of Fork Union Military Academy.

Fork Union Military Academy changes lives one student at a time by helping them make the most out of their lives. I am very excited at the challenges ahead and look forward to leading this fine school,

Fork Union Military Academy announced the selection of Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe to serve as the 10th Academy President effective July 18, 2011. Admiral Burhoe succeeds Lt. Gen. John Jackson, Jr., USAF, Ret., who will retire July 1, 2011 after serving 17 years as President.

Admiral Burhoe is uniquely qualified for the President's job at FUMA. For the last four years Admiral Burhoe has served as Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy, the 1,000-cadet Service Academy located in New London, CT. The United States Coast Guard Academy was recently ranked the number one baccalaureate college in the North by U. S. News and World Reports.

Admiral Burhoe was raised in the Tidewater area, and is the son of a career Army officer. He graduated from Virginia Tech and received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from The American University. After a distinguished 34-year career in the Coast Guard, Admiral Burhoe will be retiring from the Service to take on his new role at the Academy.

"Educating young people is the key to America's future," said Admiral Burhoe. "Here at the Coast Guard Academy I've witnessed the power of a holistic education that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit. It is important to educate, develop, and inspire the next generation so they can reach their full potential. Fork Union Military Academy changes lives, one student at a time, by helping them make the most out of their lives. I am very excited at the challenges ahead, and look forward to leading this fine school."

Mr. Jim Cerza, a member of the Academy's Board of Trustees and the Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee, expressed his deep confidence in their selection, saying, "Admiral Burhoe and his wife Betsy exude their strong Christian faith, which is critical in fulfilling our mission of Body, Mind, and Spirit. The Lord led them to our door. We welcome them in."

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