Colonel (Ret), Commandant of Cadets
M.A. in Leadership from Augsburg College
B.A. in Political Science from State University, NY at Fredonia
The new Commandant of Cadets, Neil Hetherington joined the Saint Thomas Academy for several reasons. “Everyday I get to make a difference in the lives of awesome young men and I get to serve with people of impeccable character. This institution exemplifies excellence in everything it does and all that it stands for, from the Cadets, faculty and staff to the amazing facilities and grounds. Finally, there is no higher calling than to serve on a team whose mission it is to prepare young men to fight the battles of life and to help prepare them to reach their fullest potential so that they may serve others.” Neil has quite the bucket list that includes: biking across the United States, traveling to Europe, visiting all of the National Parks in the United States, and completing an Ironman Triathlon.