Current Coast Guard Academy Superintendent selected to be the 10th President of Fork Union Military Academy News Release Date: March 4, 2011 FORK UNION, Va. – Fork Union Military Academy is pleased to announce the selection of Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe to serve as the 10th Academy President effective July 18, 2011. Burhoe succeeds Lt. Gen. John Jackson, Jr., who will retire July 1, 2011, after serving 17 years as President. Burhoe is uniquely qualified for the President's job at FUMA. For the last four years, Admiral Burhoe has served as Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy, the 1,000-cadet Service Academy located in New London, Conn. The United States Coast Guard Academy was recently ranked the number one baccalaureate college in the North by U. S. News and World Reports. Burhoe was raised in the Tidewater area, and is the son of a career Army officer. He graduated from Virginia Tech and received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from The American University. After a distinguished 34-year career in the Coast Guard, Burhoe will be retiring from the Service to take on his new role at the Academy. "Educating young people is the key to America's future,” said Burhoe. “Here at the Coast Guard Academy I've witnessed the power of a holistic education that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit. It is important to educate, develop, and inspire the next generation so they can reach their full potential. Fork Union Military Academy changes lives, one student at a time, by helping them make the most out of their lives. I am very excited at the challenges ahead, and look forward to leading this fine school." #### About Fork Union Military Academy Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va., is a college preparatory, Christian, military boarding school for young men in Grades 6 through 12 and postgraduates. Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, but open to those of all religious denominations, Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership and scholarship.