— Aboira Irumudomon of Orlando, Florida, Delta Company
“很少有地方能像综合格斗那样，给你同样的工具，让你在生活中做得更好. By coming here, 我已经获得了成为一名成功学生所需要的技能，也懂得了真正领导者的意义——把别人放在自己之前, and to always set the example."
— Caleb Reynolds of McAllen, Texas, Alpha Company
"After I have been here for so long, I can say that I stand up for the things I believe in. MMA has taught me to be very strong morally."
— Gabriel Gonzales of Galveston, Texas, Delta Company
"MMA allows boys the opportunity to become men. Without it, I would be just another student trying to get into college, but because of MMA, I have schools fighting over me."
— Michael McGraw of Dallas, Texas, Alpha Company
"I would recommend MMA as a challenge to anybody who wishes to better themselves mentally, physically and academically. MMA has taught me drill, military bearing and work ethic; all of which has made me more responsible, a higher achiever, and, ultimately, a better leader."
— Robert Pearson, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Delta Company
"We are very proud of MMA and the foundation our boys received there. After graduating from the Marine Military Academy in 2000 and 2003, respectively, they both completed their education at The Citadel Military Academy of South Carolina. 马修于2007年5月毕业于他们的土木工程专业，目前在一家一流公司工作! 尼古拉斯毕业于Citadel工商管理学院，也在职业生涯的阶梯上不断攀升, and doing it very quickly! We are very proud of both our sons and their roots at MMA. 蔡斯和我一直建议家长们把他们的孩子送到学校，因为我们知道它的价值."
— Chase and Jacklyn Lang
"Dear Sgt J, 你和SGM Wilson为鼓励我儿子并引导他走上正确的人生道路所做的一切，令人难以置信. My wife and I are eternally grateful. 我永远不会忘记我带马蒂参加综合格斗，并告诉SGM威尔逊，马蒂很幸运地从皮茨菲尔德高中毕业. His grades were just about passable and his attendance was not very good. SGM Wilson told me not to worry and that he would hone him up. Well, now Marty was voted cadet of the month for September and carries a 3.8 GPA at The Citadel. He is also vice president of their honor society. 如果没有你和SGM Wilson给我儿子的指导，这一切都不可能发生. God bless MMA."
—Art Butler, MSG USA(RET)
"Dissatisfied with our son’s current school, his mother and I did some research and landed on the Marine Military Academy website. This was our first glimpse into the vast possibilities for him. 它承诺帮助年轻人充分发挥他们的潜力，这给我们留下了深刻的印象, 它对海军陆战队价值观的重视，以及它在培养可以上大学的年轻人方面的良好声誉, so we scheduled a campus visit and were simply blown away.
The staff and faculty exude professionalism and seriousness of purpose. 我们发现，他们真诚而鼓舞人心地设定了期望，以确保这所学校非常适合他.
In short, 我们想要的结果是立竿见影的，并且已经超过了我们对他的期望——以至于我们让我们的小儿子入学了, as well, so that he can have the same opportunities and the experience of a lifetime. MMA has been a blessing for our family."
— Tony and Trudy Hubbard
"We first looked at MMA for Logan because he was not being challenged enough in public school. Once he arrived at MMA as a freshman, he was challenged beyond our expectations. Now, as a sophomore, he has experienced more than any senior in public school. He will be Soloing (Air Wing) and getting his TDL (Texas Drivers License) all in March, as well as his Eagle Scout in May. MMA has broadened Logan’s horizons more than any of us expected. It is hard to let go, but once you do, your child soars!"
— Ms. Kelley K. Workman
"I understand that successful individuals and leaders are not born; they are developed and shaped through their environment and their interactions with those around them. To be a leader or a morally strong individual who can make decisions, one must have a solid academic background, positive role models and a structured environment with discipline, if needed.
My 12-year old son had none of the above when he started at MMA. He was in public school and wasn't’t being challenged, and things were out of control. 我违背他的意愿，为他报名参加夏令营，几周后，他不想离开. He returned to camp the following year, and then, made the choice to start school there.
My son will graduate from MMA soon and I am proud of him and all he has accomplished. He is not the same individual. He now has goals, confidence, respect for himself and others, integrity and the willingness to do what it takes to be the best he can be."
— Colleen Carlton Dunn
"My son was 12, unhappy at his current school and the Marine Corps emphasis at MMA was a big draw to him. We decided to let him start school there the following year.
Today, he's a senior and there have been no regrets; we would not change a thing. He's learned several valuable life lessons such as accountability, not only for himself, but also for his fellow cadets, as well as effective leadership and time management skills.
Additionally, there is a strong mentorship on campus. The DIs and other key personnel become surrogate parents, a critical role and one that we value greatly. They see the ups and downs, resolve conflict, cheer him on when we can’t be there and tend to him in the middle of the night if he is sick. There is a trust and true bond that comes with this relationship. Our son has been at MMA for five years, and his admiration, trust, respect and love of these good men are making him the man he will become."
— Mrs. Joan K. McGraw
"On my son Drew’s first day, 他和马尼·马丁内斯分享了他想成为学员营长的愿望，马丁内斯说, "Well, we'll see what you’ve got."
Four years later, he graduated as Battalion Commander, as well as valedictorian, president of numerous organizations, Eagle Scout, varsity wrestler, private pilot, SCUBA certified and with other awards and accolades, but he didn't get there on his own. Gunny believed in my son and ensured that he believed in himself. 他把他放在学习、失败、成功和领导的岗位上，最终帮助他成为一个真正的男人.
Additionally, 德鲁被他所选择的学校——海岸警卫队学院——所追求，而这所学校恰好是全国最难进入的学校, statistically.
Thank you for the opportunities you afforded my young man. 他更适合在生活中取得成功，因为他的人生旅程的一部分是在MMA."
— Bill Hasbrook
“MMA has a way of scratching through the surface to reveal the young man you really are.”
The social sciences curriculum helps cadets understand how political, economic, social and cultural forces continue to influence and shape both their lives and our world.
"Thanks to MMA, I am where I am today — a powerful, 对于一个成功的公司来说，这是积极的资产，能够回报给我这么多的机构. Upon graduation from my local high school, my next goal was to be accepted to and graduate from the Naval Academy. 然而，我发现自己缺乏被认为是可靠候选人所需的技能和知识. That’s when a family friend informed me of MMA’s Postgraduate Program...and the rest is history!
我在MMA一年里获得的教育和经验对我的职业道路产生了巨大的影响. I learned the skills and techniques necessary to be successful in college and life, gained acceptance to, and completed my education at, the Naval Academy, 为国效力，然后回到家乡，在公司一步步晋升，直到今天, a leader and executive of The McIntyre Group, President of the Collegium Charter School Foundation Board, 以及美国海军学院校友会和海军军事学院董事会的受托人.
我全心全意地支持MMA的研究生课程，为任何一个年轻人谁是MMA的强硬学术, physical and moral challenge!"
—Thomas Kolongowski, Class of 1982
"My personal experience at MMA was incredibly rewarding, but even more intriguing in my mind, was that of my family. My older brother (Class of 2003), myself ('05), and my younger brother ('09) all attended MMA for our final three years of high school. Though I didn't realize it at the time, each one of us went for very different reasons.
More than one of us needed to build confidence, another needed to learn social structure, and we all needed to learn leadership. MMA taught all of us exactly what we needed it to.
It starts with learning how to lead ourselves. I don't think that's a lesson to be taken lightly and MMA made sure we mastered it. Then, and only then, are we able to lead others. Although I didn't want to admit it until years later, it was immediately apparent to my friends, coworkers, family members, and yes, even myself, that MMA was shaping me for the better. 我不知道还有哪所学校能比这所学校把我和我的兄弟们培养成更好的人. 我们三个人现在都是完全不同领域的领导者，并且知道如果我们没有花时间在MMA上，我们不可能这么容易或这么快就做到这一点."
—Scott Miller, Class of 2005
“我对在比较正规的赌博软件的时光和经历有着难以置信的美好回忆，无法完全解释它对我产生的所有影响, and continues to impact, my life. I spent five of the most formative years at MMA, and in many ways, I grew up there.
毫无疑问，我在综合格斗中学到的东西让我的生活变得更好. To this day, the way that I organize my time, 在商业上的运作和处理我自己的家庭都受到了我在MMA中获得的东西和工具的很大影响. 我学到了很多关于如何安排和管理时间的知识，也学到了关于领导风格以及如何在不同情况下运用这些风格的重要课程. Most importantly, I acquired a self-confidence that persists and continues to open doors in my everyday life. I know that when I set out to accomplish something, I can do it. The Marine Military Academy gave me that, and I am grateful for every day I spent there.
— Trey Colvin, Class of 1996
“After graduating from the Marine Military Academy in 1975, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Texas A&M and then enrolled at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Today, I am a board certified emergency room physician in Bryan, Texas at St. 并将我的成功归功于我在MMA的学习习惯和生活经历.”
— Frank Colunga, Class of 1975
"On the surface, I wasn't quite acceptable for MMA standards going in, but MMA has a way of scratching through the surface to reveal the young man you really are. 我在综合格斗中所经历的纪律表现为大学所需要的自律，并最终开始了自己的事业, which has been succeeding since its inception in 1996. The experience stays with you."
— Joseph Bowman, Class of 1984