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Author: Capt. Tom McClelland U.S. Navy (Ret.)

After serving over 30 years a naval aviator, Capt. McClelland joined Admiral Farragut Academy in 1998 and served as the Director of Naval Science for 17 years. Today he is a Development Officer and continues to help cadets earn their service academy appointments and ROTC scholarships.

Posted Oct. 25, 2017, 8 a.m. by Capt. Tom McClelland U.S. Navy (Ret.) | View Comments
At Farragut, Military School Training Develops The Right College Skills

One important habit that Ashley Patterson Beaty learned by attending military school at Admiral Farragut Academy: Don’t overlook the details. “There were rules to abide by with demerit consequences,” says Ashley, class of ‘02, who now handles government relations for a clean energy company in Washington, D.C. “For example, black socks were required while in uniform. I initially thought this was totally arcane and with open defiance I wore leopard print socks resulting in two demerits. I was infuriated. But I never got another demerit after that. It was a lesson learned: Details matter, sometimes even for … socks.” Farragut, ...