Army and Navy Academy President Arthur Bartell has been named 2018 President of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS).
Bartell, a retired Army Major General and president of the Southern California college preparatory school since January 2014, was installed for the one-year term by the Fairfax, Va-based association at its annual meeting February 25 in Alexandria, Va.
Founded in 1914, AMCSUS represents two and four-year colleges, universities, college preparatory schools, and academies throughout the U.S. that offer a quality education in a military environment with emphases on developing strong values and character, leadership, and service to others.
“Our ongoing challenge is to develop in the students entrusted to our schools the values of good character, integrity, resilience, and courage,” Bartell said in assuming the position. “Never in our history has our educational priorities been more important to our nationâ€™s future than it is now.”
Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for young men, grades 7 through 12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states. The Academyâ€™s mission is “to educate, mentor and develop leadership and good character in young men.”