What was EXCOMM?

Introduction The Executive Committee of the National Security Council (commonly referred to as simply the Executive Committee or ExComm) was a body of United States government officials that convened to advise President John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. It was composed of the regular members of the National Security Council, along… Read More


An Overview of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

Introduction The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), or simply the Loyal Legion is a United States patriotic order, organised 15 April 1865, by three veteran officers of the Army. The original membership was composed of members of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States, who had… Read More

An Overview of the United States Military Academy

Introduction The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known metonymically as West Point or simply as Army, is a United States service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort, since it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north… Read More

An Overview of Norwich University

Introduction Norwich University – The Military College of Vermont is a private senior military college (SMC) in Northfield, Vermont. It is the oldest private and senior military college in the United States and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees on-campus and online. The university was founded in 1819 in Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific… Read More

An Overview of The Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel)

Introduction The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly known simply as The Citadel, is a public senior military college (SMC) in Charleston, South Carolina. Established in 1842, it is one of six SMCs in the United States. It has 18 academic departments divided into five schools offering 31 majors and 57 minors. The… Read More

An Overview of Kemper Military School

Introduction Kemper Military School & College was a private military school, a former military junior college (MJC), located in Boonville, Missouri. Founded in 1844, Kemper filed for bankruptcy and closed in 2002. The school’s motto was “Nunquam Non Paratus” (Never Not Prepared). The 46-acre campus played a key role in Boonville’s identity as a popular… Read More

An Overview of Valley Forge Military Academy and College

Introduction Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMAC) is a private boarding school (grades 7-12) and military junior college (MJC) in Wayne, Pennsylvania. It follows in the traditional military school format with army traditions. Though military in tradition and form, the high school portion of VFMAC, Valley Forge Military Academy, is a college-preparatory boarding institution… Read More