Riverside Military Academy

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Riverside Military Academy
Address
2001 Riverside Drive

Gainesville
,
Georgia

Information
TypePrivate military boarding school
MottoMens Sana In Corpore Sano (Latin), A Sound Mind in a Sound Body (English)
Established1907
PresidentLt.Col. James G. Spivey, USA (Ret), Interim[1]
Grades7-12
GenderBoys
Enrollment520
CampusRural
MascotEagle
NicknameEagles/ Blue Devils
NewspaperReveille
YearbookBayonet
Website

Riverside Military Academy is a private, college preparatory, boarding and day school for boys in grades 7 through 12 in Gainesville, Georgia, United States.

Leadership[edit]

Col. James H. Benson (USA-ret) served as president of the academy from 2009 to 2016. Col. William J. Gallagher (USA-ret) was president from June 2016 until his abrupt resignation in May 2018. The interim president is Lt. Col. James Spivey, the school's commandant.[2][3]

Military Structure[edit]

JROTC Officer rank.GIF
A.W. Van Hoose

Riverside Military Academy relies on a largely cadet run Corps of Cadets- that emphasizes the basic military battalion level structure.[4] Cadets receive simulated military rank and positions in accordance with that rank with the highest achievable rank of c[adet]/Colonel as Battalion Commander; the lowest being c[adet]/Private. Riverside maintains a simplified NCO structure at both Company and Battalion levels of operation with the Battalion Sergeant Major commanding over the Company level First Sergeants. [5] Riverside Military Academy maintains no direct connection with the United States Armed Forces, but rather chooses to emulate the structure to emulate disciplinary control.[6]

History[edit]

Riverside Military Academy was founded in 1907 by local Professors and Businessmen- Haywood Jefferson Pearce[7] and Azor Warner Van Hoose, Jr [8] with the mission of preparing ethical young men for success in college and life. Riverside officially opened its doors during the Fall of 1908, but would not gain prominence until 1913 when a young Professor from Stone Mountain, GA: Professor Edgar Dunlap "Sandy" Beaver (later General) became the Director of Riverside Military Academies' Academics and Military Department.[9] [10] Riverside had a Winter campus in Hollywood, Florida, which briefly was used as a Naval Air Gunners School during WWII[11], from 1931 until 1984, when it was sold. The Gainesville campus underwent renovations from 1997 until 2004, adding a new barracks building, academics building, gymnasium, and a library and performing arts center.[12]

Awards[edit]

Riverside Military Academy won its seventh consecutive Atlanta Veterans day, Presidents' Trophy in 2016.[13]

The Riverside Military Academy Track & Field team was crowned 2018 GHSA state champions.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President's Welcome". Riverside Military Academy website. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ Silavent, Joshua (May 8, 2018). "Riverside Military Academy president resigns effective immediately". Gainesville Times. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  3. ^ Silavent, Joshua (May 20, 2018). "Riverside official addresses rumors about president's abrupt departure". Gainesville Times. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Riverside Military | A Private Boarding & Day School in Gainesville, GA Leadership In Action". www.riversidemilitary.com. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  5. ^ "Riverside Military | A Private Boarding & Day School in Gainesville, GA Leadership In Action". www.riversidemilitary.com. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  6. ^ "Riverside Military | A Private Boarding & Day School in Gainesville, GA RMA Mission Statement". www.riversidemilitary.com. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  7. ^ "H. J. Pearce", Wikipedia, 2018-08-08, retrieved 2018-10-31
  8. ^ "Riverside Military | A Private Boarding & Day School in Gainesville, GA RMA Quick Facts". www.riversidemilitary.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  9. ^ "Sandy Beaver", Wikipedia, 2018-04-14, retrieved 2018-10-31
  10. ^ "Riverside Military | A Private Boarding & Day School in Gainesville, GA RMA Quick Facts". www.riversidemilitary.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  11. ^ "History of Hollywood | Hollywood, FL - Official Website". www.hollywoodfl.org. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  12. ^ "Riverside Military Academy in the Spotlight!". Georgia Library Association. 2012-12-14. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  13. ^ "Riverside Military Academy takes trophy at Veterans Day Parade". www.gainesvilletimes.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  14. ^ "Track and Field Crowned 2018 GHSA State Champions". Riverside Military Academy. 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  15. ^ http://www.vopm.net
  16. ^ Panacrédito.do préstamos rápidos
  17. ^ "Backlash Against U.S. in Iran Seems to Gather Force After Nuclear Deal". The New York Times. November 3, 2015.
  18. ^ "Kiari Cephus' High School Timeline". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  19. ^ jmouga05, 2008 Riverside Military Academy Football Highlights - #33 - Kiari Cephus, retrieved 2019-02-01
  20. ^ "Migos". Biography. Retrieved 2019-02-01.

Coordinates: 34°19′44″N 83°49′59″W / 34.32888°N 83.83311°W / 34.32888; -83.83311