Military academy

higher education institution operated by or for the military

A military academy or service academy is an institution for millitary officers. It prepares candidates for service in the officer corps. It normally provides education in a military environment depending on the country concerned.[1][2]

A graduation parade of the Royal Military College, Duntroon

There are three types of academy exist:

  • Pre-collegiate-level institutions awarding academic qualifications
  • University-level institutions awarding bachelor's-degree-level qualifications
  • Those preparing Officer Cadets for commissioning into the armed services of the state.

Earlier, the academies were established in the 18th century to provide new officers for technically specialized corps, such as military engineers and artillery, with scientific training.

In the United States, the United States Military Academy (USMA) is one such institution. It is located at West Point, New York. It was founded on March 16, 1802. It is one of five service academies in the nation.[3]

Further reading change

  • Cadet, Linton Hall, Linton Hall Military School Memories: One cadet's memoir, Scrounge Press, 2014. ISBN 9781495931963 Memoir of cadet who attended a military school for boys ages 6 to 16.

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References change

  1. STEVENS, GWENDOLYN; ROSA, FRED M.; GARDNER, SHELDON (1994). "Military Academies as Instruments of Value Change". Armed Forces & Society. 20 (3): 473–484. doi:10.1177/0095327X9402000309. ISSN 0095-327X. JSTOR 45347012. S2CID 145621728.
  2. Dornbusch, S. M. (1955-05-01). "The Military Academy as an Assimilating Institution". Social Forces. 33 (4): 316–321. doi:10.2307/2573000. ISSN 0037-7732. JSTOR 2573000.
  3. PRIEST, ROBERT F.; BEACH, JOHNSTON (1998). "Value Changes in Four Cohorts at the U.S. Military Academy". Armed Forces & Society. 25 (1): 81–102. doi:10.1177/0095327X9802500105. ISSN 0095-327X. JSTOR 45346854. S2CID 145548928.