MEXICO, MO - On Saturday, April 15, 2023, Duane Thompson, of Troy, MO competed in the Rocky Mountain Drill Classic National Championship as a member of the Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Armed Fusileer Drill Team which went on to win the national championship. One of the largest drill competitions in the West, this year’s Rocky Mountain Drill Classic attracted over 500 cadets. The MMA Fusileers competed against 28 other teams to earn the national title.

 The MMA Fusileers were also honored with the following awards at the competition: Armed Exhibition, first place; Armed Color Guard, first place; Armed Regulation, second place; Commander’s Cup, second place; and Unit Inspection, third place.