FMS Cadet Leaders Attend AUSA’s Annual Meeting

Fishburne Military School Cadets Get Up Close Look Into Today’s Army

Washington, DC – A contingent of Fishburne Military School’s Cadet Leadership traveled yesterday to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC forFishburne Military School Cadets at AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition.

The Cadets were able to tour the vast exhibition hall and see presentations from the over 700 military contractors such as Northrop Grumman and Bell. Cadet Sebastian Hussain (Centreville, VA), said later “this was really a great chance for senior Cadet Leadership to spend some time together having fun and seeing some really interesting things. There was so much technology on display that we were all really impressed.”

According to the 2018 AUSA website, “AUSA’s Annual Meeting includes the total Army – regular Army, guard, reserve, civilians, and family members. It is one of the three key communication platforms employed by the Army to educate and inform government, academic, civic, and veteran advocates and leadership on Army priorities and issues impacting today’s Army.”

Fishburne Military School Cadets with Miss America at AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo

Fishburne Military School Cadets with Miss America at AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo

Cadets were also invited to take a turn at the “Battle Challenge” obstacle course and were later invited to join the ROTC luncheon at the Marriott Marquis.

In addition to spending the day being dazzled by military technology, the Cadets also enjoyed a unique opportunity to briefly meet Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, and take a group photo with her.


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.