Cadet Life

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Commandant Letter

Dear Ranger Parent,

     Upfront, I would like to thank you for entrusting us with the care of your son. Rest assured that the welfare of your son is our first priority. The staff and I have been working diligently to ensure we have prepared the best activities possible. We will make every effort to ensure your son's experience here is meaningful and rewarding throughout the year.

     I strongly encourage you to take advantage of our website and "Like" our Facebook page to receive routine updates about school activities. I would also urge you to become familiar with the school policies as they are outlined in the Parent's Handbook. Please pay special attention to the sections in the Parent Handbook about leave and passes, cell phones and drug policy.

     This will be my first year serving here as the Commandant of Cadets and I am very excited about having the opportunity to play such an important role in your young man's life while here at Lyman Ward. I am completely invested in the success of your son at this academy as we move forward into the next school year. I am convinced that both you and your son will discover the benefits of the Academy's program, and the positive impact it will have on his future.

     Please feel free to call me if you have any concerns or questions about our program. Again, thank you for choosing to be a part of our Lyman Ward family. ranger Lead the Way!


Joseph Jones                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

1SG (Retired) Steven Flagg

Deputy Commandant/Director of Adventure Camp

Ms. Vicki Wade

Executive Assistant to the Commandant

Mr. Oliver Kelly

Medical Officer


Commandant of the Corps of Cadets
Email: Major Joseph Jones
Office: 256-455-4953
Cell: 256-675-6393
At the Academy Since: 2014