DEPUTY COMMANDANT OF CADETS
SOUTHERN PREPARATORY ACADEMY
CAMP HILL, AL
Academy Mission and Vision
Southern Preparatory Academy is a private military boarding academy providing the best in academics, leadership, and athletics, structured on a foundation of moral and ethical values that develop young men of integrity, competence, and excellence who are prepared for the work of life.
Our purpose and vision are to prepare our cadets for the responsibility of life and offer the best in academic instruction coupled with the discipline of a military program. Southern Preparatory Academy is recognized as one of the premier military boarding schools for young men in the United States.
The primary duty of the Deputy Commandant is to support the Commandant of Cadets to ensure the safety of all cadets under their charge and that cadet regulations/school policies are adhered to. The Deputy Commandant will assist with the management of a staff of 15 personnel that mentor and guide cadets as they develop into young men of good character. The Deputy Commandant shall exercise a general superintendence over all the affairs of the cadets of the Academy to include discipline, dorm supervision, activities, promotions, demotions, military and leadership training, hiring of TAC officers, supervision of TAC officers, weekend activities, campus security, and health and welfare of all cadets. The Deputy Commandant will lead by example as the Military Department trains cadets on daily tasks that are to be accomplished as part of the academy curriculum. This includes instruction, inspection, and on the spot corrections for such actions as cadet appearance, room and barracks cleanliness, and drill.
Job Skill Requirements
4-year college degree
Veteran with Honorable Discharge
Previous larger organization leadership experience
Great verbal and written communication skills
Experience working with children
Experience being part of a team in a fast-paced environment
Field Grade Officer or Command Sergeant Major with Combat Arms experience
Must pass a drug screening test and background investigation
Desired Job Skills
Graduate of Military School or College
Affiliation with nationally accredited youth organization, (ex: Boy Scouts of America)
Experience working at a Military School
Compensation and Benefits
2-bedroom apartment with utilities paid
Paid time off
Medical Insurance, shared cost
Free tuition at Southern Prep for male children ages 10 – 18
About the Academy
Southern Prep is Alabama’s premier Military School for boys grades 6 – 12. For more than 120 years, Southern Preparatory Academy has existed to educate and train future generations of leaders. We provide a unique structure for boys to learn about self-discipline and independence in a safe and structured environment. As a military boarding school in Camp Hill, Alabama, Southern Prep is dedicated to creating a positive environment where our students live and learn without distractions found in public schools. Our Corps of Cadets class size is small on purpose, this forges a close-knit environment between our students, who are navigating the same new challenges. First, we are a school. Then, we are a military academy. For our students, the advantage is that we are both. This is because when students apply the structure, organization, and self-discipline of military principles to their academics, they become efficient with their study time, excelling in the quantity and quality of the work they can accomplish. Southern Prep is renowned for our exemplary academics, commendable military traditions, competitive athletics, and innovative signature programs. We are not just a military high school; we are a boarding school, private school, college prep school, and an all-boys school rolled into one. Since 1898, we have provided our students with the discipline and structure needed for focus, self-reliance, and success.