Military Schools in Virginia
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Due to its significance in the United States’ history, especially in the affairs involving its founding, the antebellum years and civil war, Virginia is a natural location for military education. The state is also home to key establishments that involve the armed forces and national defense. For example, the United States Department of Defense is located in Arlington County, Virginia. The state also has 6 U.S. Army bases, 11 U.S. Navy bases, 2 Marine Corp bases, 7 Coast Guard bases, and several more active military installations all over the state, all influencing the need for military education in the state.
Currently, there are several military schools and programs offered by private institutions all over the state. One of the better known schools is the Franklin Military Academy, which offers a structured environment and a fully accredited curriculum matched with rigorous military training and discipline - the primary objective of developing academic skills necessary to function effectively in college, and developing leadership, physical fitness, and an appreciation for opportunities—all necessary to function effectively in later life.
There are also two senior military service academies in Virginia, the Defense Acquisition University of the Department of Defense in Fort Belvoir, and the Marine Corps University of the U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico.
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