Caissons CyberPatriots Claim 2nd Place in National Round

Fishburne Military School CyberPatriot Team Wins 2nd in the All Service Division’s Silver Tier in CyberPatriot X

Waynesboro, VA– Fishburne Military School’s CyberPatriot Team recently concluded an exceptional season of CyberPatriot – the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.Fishburne Military School JROTC sponsors CyberPatriot , Leadership Bowl and Academic Bowl Teams

In all, over 5,500 teams registered to compete in CyberPatriot X. Fishburne, led by Senior Army Instructor, LTC Robert Hunt, excelled in the qualifying rounds, demonstrating teamwork, critical thinking skills, and technical knowledge key to a successful career in cybersecurity. The team’s performance earned it a spot in the National Semifinal Round, during which it outscored 146 other teams to win 2nd place overall among the Army JROTC teams in the Silver Tier of the All Service Division.

“Our young men put in a tremendous amount of energy and focus to reach this stage of the competition. They’ve worked well together and they’ve shown a real mastery of the format. For a school our size, it is an amazing accomplishment just to reach this National round of competition,” Hunt explained, “The fact that our young men brought home a second-place finish in their division is phenomenal.”

The CyberPatriot field is divided into three divisions – the Open Division for public, private, and home school teams, the All Service Division for JROTC, Civil Air Patrol, and Naval Sea Cadet Corps teams, and the Middle School Division. Based on the results from previous rounds, CyberPatriot X high school teams were categorized within their divisions as Platinum, Gold, or Silver Tier teams, with Platinum Tier teams representing the highest scoring teams.

Established by AFA in 2009, the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program is designed to excite, educate, and motivate students toward careers in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

CyberPatriot’s core program – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition – challenges teams of students across the United States, Canada, and other schools abroad, to find and resolve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated environments. Top teams from the preliminary online rounds earn an all-expenses-paid trip to Baltimore, Md., for the live National Finals Competition, where students compete for national recognition and scholarships.

More information is available at or from the CyberPatriot staff at Military School CyberPatriots earn 2nd


Counts of Team

Open Division 2060 teams
All Service 1098 teams

Breakdown by Tier
Open Division
Platinum 630
Gold 836
Silver 594

All Service Division
Platinum 331
Gold 445
Silver 322

All Service Division Breakdown by Category
Civil Air Patrol – High School 271
JROTC – Air Force 286
JROTC – Army 148
JROTC – Marine Corps 66
JROTC – Navy 239
Naval Sea Cadet Corps – High School 19


Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built on the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation that is accredited by US Army Cadet Command.