New Military School Set To Open In August 2012
Set in the physical plant of the former Millersburg Military Institute, Forest Hill hopes to welcome an initial cadet class of 65 made-up of both boarding and day students. Female day-student cadets will make the school coeducational.
Col. Joseph Land, heads the private group behind the schools founding, the United States Army Cadet Corps Inc.
“We said we’d make it happen in five years, and we’re actually going to be a year ahead of schedule next August…
It took us two years of work before we could even think about opening a school here. We’ve taken very steady steps because we wanted to make sure we did the job right. But now we’re ready to move head. It’s very exciting,” Land told Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Jim Warren. (LH-L)
United States Army Cadet Corps has made $1.5 million in improvements to the campus and has operated the campus as “its national headquarters and training center for its nationwide cadet programs for boys and girls ages 12 to 18.”(LH-L)
Reporter Jim Warren writes:
“in three to five years, the cadet corps hopes to expand the new school into a two-year junior college that would qualify students for an Army commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation. Only seven junior colleges in the country offer that now…”(LH-L)