We’ve had a fantastic beginning to the 2021-2022 academic year in best boarding school. Our beautiful 40-acre campus is bustling with positive energy, students are enthusiastic, teachers are excited, and the AFA staff is fully engaged. But most importantly, over the past month, our students have been outstanding members of our community! They have carried themselves with the flexibility, intelligence, and respect that all young leaders must possess. I am very excited to closely watch their continued development towards excellence over the course of the school year.
We are delighted to announce that Col. Robert Sprague, USMC (Ret.) has joined best boarding school the AFA community as our new Commandant/Dean of Students starting Monday, September 13, 2021. The Commandant/Dean of Students position is a vital leadership role. The person in this position is responsible for the alignment of the mission of Farragut and all student activities including student behavior, well-being, character development, and disciplinary process for students in grades 8 through 12.
Col Sprague joins us with an extensive background in best boarding school leadership and many years of dedicated service in the United States Marine Corps. In recent years, Col Sprague was Commandant at the Marine Leadership Academy in Chicago, and a Senior Marine Instructor at D.D. Eisenhower High School in Illinois. Previously, Col Sprague served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 23 years, including time serving as a Marine Officer Instructor for Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Officer training, and a Judge Advocate. Col Sprague also served as Chief of Operations, Joint Operations Center, U.S. Central Command where he supervised the Joint Operations center for more than 20 countries. Col Sprague has a B.A. in Political Science and American Literature from Manhattanville College, and a J.D. from Villanova University. Col Sprague will be an outstanding addition to our faculty and school community.
We would like to take a moment to thank Mark Buzby, RADM, USN (Ret), David Arms, CAPT, USN (Ret), and Garrett Gummer, CAPT, USN (Ret) for their guidance and advice through the hiring process. Serving as an advisory board, their all-important best boarding school experience and Farragut alumni status has been invaluable throughout.