Stallone initiated into Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets

MEXICO, Mo. – Jacob Stallone, child of Carolina and Jacob Stallone of Lima, was inducted into the 134th Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets at the Passing Through Ceremony.

The Passing Through Ceremony is a tradition that officially welcomes new cadets into the corps following their successful completion of the Maroon Phase training, the cadet handbook test, and the Crucible.

The handbook test consists of questions concerning MMA rules and regulations, the Honor Code, and Academy history and traditions.

The culminating event is the Crucible, a series of mental and physical challenges cadets must navigate as individuals and as a team. The Crucible includes such tasks as a physical fitness test, 5-mile hike, 16-obstacle trail run, team paintball challenge, team relay shuttle run, team boat run, and river crossing exercise conducted in MMA’s Olympic-sized pool.

To signify his official entry into the corps, Stallone was awarded and authorized to wear the coveted MMA hat brass that bears the MMA crest.

Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.