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Commandant Department

Commanded by the Commandant of Cadets and organized to supervise the Corps of Cadets as an organization and each cadet as an individual.

Commandant’s Department Contacts by Barracks

Cadet Leadership

The Valley Forge Military Academy & College Corps of Cadets is considered to be a cadet run Corps, with adult oversight.

The cadet leaders are trained extensively before the arrival of new cadets and returning veteran cadets, to be responsible for the discipline, accountability, training, morale, appearance and general efficiency of the Corps. The conduct of plebe training and the fair treatment of all cadets are their responsibility.

The Corps of Cadets is lead by the First Captain and Regimental Commander. For 2015-2016, the First Captain and Regimental Commander is VFMC sophomore Cadet Rebecca Timm.

The Commandant of Cadets

The Commandant of Cadets is specifically charged with the reception, equipping, character and general well-being of the Corps and of its discipline, social training, housing, close order drill instruction, ceremonies, internal security and organization. 

The Commandant’s Department is assisted by TAC Officers assigned to each company, whose responsibility is the actual operation, training, discipline and overall supervision of the cadets assigned to his organization.

At the heart of the Military Model is the TAC Officer.  The TAC Officer is the common thread that can be traced through all the functions, goals and objectives that effect cadets at Valley Forge.  TAC Officers are responsible for tying together the Five Cornerstones throughout a cadet’s experience setting the conditions to achieve the ultimate outcome:  an ethically-minded, citizen-leader of character. The Unit TAC Officer is akin to a Company Commander in a Military Unit and is responsible for everything his unit does or fails to do; but above all, the TAC is there to Teach, Advise and Council/Coach.