About AMCSUS

The Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) was founded in 1914 &
its current membership includes 37 fully-accredited military colleges, junior colleges and college preparatory schools.

Since its founding, the Association has served as an advocate for the nation's premier military colleges and schools &
has acted as a liaison with the Department of Defense and Department of Education.

Executive Committee

The Association Headquarters is located in the greater Washington D.C. area. The Association is served by an Executive Director who, among other duties, is charged with promoting and supporting the best interests of member schools, administering association affairs on a day-to-day basis, monitoring military and legislative programs and practices, fostering good public relations, providing professional development opportunities, and reporting to members on items of interest and concern.

The Executive Director reports to an Executive Committee, selected by the members, which provides strategic direction to the association by establishing and monitoring organizational goals.

BG Patrick Machaelis

AMCSUS Treasurer
Texas A&M University

BG Richard “Rick” V. Geraci

AMCSUS President
Missouri Military Academy

Col Christopher Dowling, USMC (ret)

AMCSUS Vice President
Marine Military Academy

Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR (Ret)

AMCSUS Secretary
Valley Forge Military College

Jesse Grapes

AMCSUS Past President
Benedictine College Preparatory
Brigadier General David Wesley, USA, Ret.

Brigadier General David Wesley, USA, Ret.

AMCSUS Executive Committee Member
Randolph-Macon Academy
Brigadier General Terry Djuric, USAF, Ret.

Brigadier General Terry Djuric, USAF, Ret.

AMCSUS Executive Committee Member
Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University
Major General Jerry Grizzle, USA, Ret., PhD.

Major General Jerry Grizzle, USA, Ret., PhD.

AMCSUS Executive Committee Member
New Mexico Military Institute
Colonel Eric Boland CMA, PhD

Colonel Eric Boland CMA, PhD

AMCSUS Executive Committee Member
Camden Military Academy
Colonel Ray Rottman, USAF, Ret.

Colonel Ray Rottman, USAF, Ret.

AMCSUS Executive Director