Mountaineer Challenge Academy

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Caleb Hoskins, Graduate 2-15

November 9, 2016

Thank You MCA for prepping me for the Coast Guard.  I graduate Friday, Nov 18th and it’s thanks you, the Cadre and Teaching Staff.  I graduated Class 2-2015 and I can honestly say a lot of things I learned there helped me get through this far into Basic Training.

Charles Fields, Graduate 1-14

May 14, 2015

Former Cadet Charles Fields graduated from Navy boot camp October 3, 2014.  He is serving aboard the USS Arleigh Burke Destroyer. Enlisting as a Fireman Apprentice, he is currently striking for a rate, learning and working in different areas of the ship to include the Engineering Department, Hull Maintenance, Machinist Mate and HVAC.  He is…

Daffeni Sibley, Graduate Class 2-14

April 27, 2015

UPDATE:  RCT Sibley wrote a letter to both the Staff and Current Cadets of the MCA from Parris Island. To the Staff she writes:  “This RCT wanted to thank the MCA Staff for preparing me for Marine Corps Boot Camp.  I miss the MCA and would love to come back but I’m moving on. I…

Amber Davis, Graduate Class 2-14

April 2, 2015

recently went to MEPS and has chosen a career in the National Guard.   Upon completion of Basic Training, she will attend WVU to major in Criminology.     The Former Cadet wrote:  “I wouldn’t be doing any of this if it wasn’t for the Academy. You guys have made a huge impact in my life, I’m forever…

Christian Garrison, Graduate Class 1-14

March 27, 2015

Graduated from Basic Training at Lackland AFB, Texas on 03/27/2015

March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

Left for Marine Boot Camp, Parris Island, SC on 03/23/2015 Boot Camp Graduation is June 19, 2015

Austin Seth Bowers, Graduate Class 1-14

February 25, 2015

Officially sworn into The Army National Guard RSP Training-West Virginia Ship date 8/31/2015 to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for BCT Fort Sam, Houston,Texas 68 Whiskey for AIT. MOS-Health Care Specialist/Combat Medic

Gloria Shrewsberry, Graduate Class 1-14

February 24, 2015

Gloria Shrewsberry, swearing into the Air Force. She is now at the Texas Air Force Base.

WV Man Uses Mountaineer Challenge Academy to Change Life ~ By Clark Davis • WV Public Broadcasting

February 23, 2015

Adam Cleek is a former Mountaineer Challenge Academy Alum and Purple Heart recipient. Cleek will speak later today to 800 congressional, corporate and community leaders at the National Guard Youth Foundation Youth’s Challenge Gala in Washington D.C. Cleek grew up in South Charleston in a middle class family with divorced parents. By the time he…