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Senior Leadership

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Col John C. Church, USMCR

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The Board of Trustees of Valley Forge Military Academy & College unanimously approved the appointment of Colonel John C. Church, Jr., USMCR, as President. Colonel Church is a combat decorated US Marine Corps Reservist, educator, leader, mentor, role model, and author.More >


Vincent Vuono
Chief Financial Officer; Chief Operating Officer

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Mr. Vincent J. Vuono serves as the Valley Forge Military Academy Foundation’s Treasurer and VFMA&C’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Vuono is responsible for Finances, Information Technology, Facilities, Human Resources and serves as our Risk Manager. More >

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COL Gerard P. Tertychny, Ed.D, USA (Ret.)
Commandant of Cadets

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Colonel Gerard P. Tertychny, a graduate of The Virginia Military Institute, was commissioned in the United States Army in the Infantry, initially serving in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), including service in Saudi Arabia and Iraq as part of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.More >


Sandra R. Young
Academy Head of School

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Prior to joining Valley Forge, she was a member of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secondary School System for sixteen years as a classroom teacher, athletic director, assistant principal for student affairs, and most recently as the President of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School. More >


Rich Casey
Director of Athletics

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Rich Casey has been an active participant in Philadelphia athletics for more than 20 years as a player, coach, and athletic director. Rich began his athletic career as a high school basketball and baseball player for North Catholic High School in the early 80’s and continued playing both basketball and baseball in college. Rich began his coaching career at the Friends Select Middle School, where he coached the girls’ basketball team while spending his summer coaching girls’ basketball for Cathy Rush’s, Future Stars Basketball Camps. More >