Southern Preparatory Academy Announces its 12th President

Apr 24, 2024

It is with great pleasure that we announce Colonel Corey M. Ramsby as the 12th President of Southern Preparatory Academy! With an impressive career spanning decade, COL Ramsby brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our institution.

Colonel Ramsby brings a wealth of experience and a remarkable dedication to excellence. Currently serving as and retiring as the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Maxwell Air Force Base, COL Ramsby has a proven track record of recruiting, educating, and developing future Air Force leaders. His mission-oriented approach, coupled with his commitment to academic excellence and practical leadership experiences, will undoubtedly elevate Southern Prep to new heights.

COL Ramsby’s journey began as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Purdue University in 1994. Throughout his career, he has held various operational and staff roles, including senior leadership positions at Space Force and Cyber Command. His commands have included the 55th Communications Group at Offutt AFB, the 375th Communications Squadron at Scott AFB, and the 54th Combat Communications Squadron at Robins AFB, among others.

In addition to his operational roles, COL Ramsby has served in crucial deployments in support of Operations Desert Fox, Southern Watch, and Enduring Freedom.  His commendable service has been recognized with numerous awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and Defense Meritorious Service Medal, among others. COL Ramsby’s leadership has left an indelible mark on every organization he has served, from the Headquarters of the United States Space Force to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As we embark on this exciting new chapter with COL Ramsby leading the way, his transformative leadership is poised to inspire and empower our students. His commitment to service, integrity, and excellence is a shining example for us all, promising a future where our students excel not just academically but also as principled leaders of character.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to COL Ramsby to the Ranger Family! Together, let us embrace the opportunities and challenges ahead, confident in COL Ramsby’s leadership as we strive for excellence in all endeavors.