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Carson Long Military Academy, the nation’s oldest private boarding school to provide military leadership training, announces the addition of five new staff and faculty members. Joining Carson Long are: SSG Eric Estrada, Ms. Emmalie King, 2LT Eric McCambly, 2LT Robert Reich, and 2LT Jeffrey Wilheim.

●SSG Eric Estrada will be serving as Army Instructor for Carson Long’s JROTC program. SSG Estrada served in the US Marine Corps and US Navy from 1982 – 1994 and completed basic training at MCRD San Diego, CA. He also served in both the Army and Air National Guard from 1997-2006 and served two tours in Iraq while assigned with them. SSG Estrada returned to active duty in 2006 with the US Army and returned for a third tour to Iraq in 2010, finally retiring in 2012 with almost 27 years of service. His wife Carol and three children will be moving here from Beaufort, SC, and will reside in New Bloomfield. SSG Estrada plans to serve as a volunteer firefighter with the New Bloomfield Fire Company.

●Ms. Emmalie King will be Carson Long’s Associate Director of Admissions. King graduated from Shippensburg University with a master’s degree in counseling, from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor’s degree in communications, and from Harrisburg Area Community College’s Study Abroad Program. King comes to Carson Long with experience in international student admissions and on-air reporting.

●2LT Eric McCambly has been hired as the Academy’s first Experience Class Instructor, teaching writing and study skills as well as staffing the Fitness Center and serving as a Building Officer. McCambly is enrolled at Bay Path College for a master’s degree in higher education administration and enrollment management, and he graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He and his wife, Marilu, will be moving on campus from their home in Canton (NY), where he most recently worked as Director of Hockey Operations/Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach for the State University of New York at Canton.

●2LT Robert Reich will be teaching science and math, having graduated from Davis & Elkins College (WV) with Bachelors of Science in Biology & Physical Education, from Boston University with an MA in Physics Education, and from the University of Phoenix with an MA in Education. Mr. Reich brings a variety of teaching and information technology with him, most recently employed as a CPC Production Expert for Staples Corporation. He will also serve as a Building Officer.

●2LT Jeffrey Wilheim has been hired to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). Wilheim earned a BA in Religion and History from Columbia University and an MSE in Intercultural Communication from the Graduate School of Education of The Pennsylvania State University. He has taught ESL in Russia and China, and comes to Carson Long from Philadelphia. Wilheim will also serve as a Building Officer.

Consistent with Carson Long’s tradition of most faculty and staff living on campus, four of Carson Long’s new employees will live in campus housing. The new school year starts on Sunday, August 18, when the football team returns for Football Camp. Student officers return on September 3 for Leadership Development Camp, other returning cadets on September 9, and new cadets on September 10. Classes for the new school year begin on Monday, September 16, 2013. For most of its history, all of Carson Long’s students have lived on campus as full boarding students or five-day boarding students (going home on weekends), but this year there is a new Day School option for students living with their families within commuting distance of the New Bloomfield, Perry County, school. Applications are still being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year for all grades, 6-12, and all programs.

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