Captain Chad Lynn '04 is in his first year as a TAC Officer at Hargrave but he no stranger to our beautiful campus. He attend HMA for 3 years, graduating in 2004 as the Battalion Commander.
He is pictured with SgtMaj Rogers, his TAC Officer when he was a cadet.
Like all cadets, Captain Lynn was not perfect. Being a cadet is a time for growth and learning from mistakes. His senior year he scolded the Battalion Sergeant Major in front of subordinates. "I was not thinking and really upset the other cadet", he says. His TAC officer then took him into his office and talked with him about proper conflict resolution and how to treat others.
As a cadet learning to be a leader, he had many great Hargrave men to model himself after until he was no longer emulating but living as a leader.
When his parents brought up the idea of military school he thought they were joking. After experiencing the lifestyle during a summer camp he was hooked. "I needed the How to Study Program and quickly made friends and fell in love with Hargrave."
He is proud to be doing the same for other cadets. "Every day I use lessons I learned from my TAC's."
He wishes everyone knew how much fun and freedom you can have at Hargrave. "There are so many sports and activities for cadets who want to take advantage of them. Cadets also have access to great caring people they would not normally have access to."
Andrew is excited to be a part of such a great school and is ready for the tasks ahead.
He is no stranger to military boarding schools. Andrew is a 1998 graduate of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington Missouri, where he attended for high school and junior college. "My brother had a friend in college who recommended Wentworth to my parents, apparently little Andrew reminded him of himself as a future cadet."
Andrew never expected to return to boarding schools but after he and his wife had begun their family, Andrew rediscovered the magic of what a school like Hargrave can do for a young man.
In his journey to Chatham, Andrew has been a teacher, coach, TAC, marketing director and admissions director at five other military boarding schools. As a coach, his military drill team was nationally ranked and four of his cadets went on to be members of the West Point Drill Team.
Andrew and Jennifer are enjoying living in bucolic Chatham with their two children and are very proud to be members of the Hargrave family.
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