Founders

 

Colonel Charles Nalls of Washinton DC has been a uniformed member of the US Armed Forces for over 30 years. Originally enlisting in the US Navy he attended college at Georgetown University where he recieved a Bachelors in Political Science, Law, and later on in life getting several degrees in Theology. After completing college, Charles Nalls was commissioned as a Lieutenant, serving in Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Military Intelligence units, and retiring in the 1990's as a LtCdr.  He then completed seminary and was ordained as an Anglican Catholic Priest, and went on to serve as a Chaplain in the Maryland Defense Force, Maryland National Guard, and rose to Chief of Chaplains (COL) with the Virginia Defense Force.  With a desire to develop future leaders and instill military core values in today's youth, COL Nalls founded and is Commander of the Virginia Army Cadet Corps.

Andrew Camporeale is from Newburgh New York where he United States Military was a big part of his life.  Having been living here in Virginia for up to 10 years. He started his Cadet-ship his freshman year at Atlee High School where he quickly rose through the ranks of his AFJROTC Unit 20022 becoming the "Shadow Raiders" Drill Team Commander and the eventual Executive Officer of the Corps. Upon his graduation he was accepted to the Citadel in South Carolina, and the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington of which he attended VMI briefly before leaving to attend VCU on an Army Enslisted ROTC Scholarship. After returning home to the Richmond area, Lt Camporeale returned to his JROTC unit VA 20022 to help re-train the Drill Team as a temporary Coach/T.O (Training Officer) while on standby, waiting for the final decision of the Army Medical Review Board about his medical waiver. After getting out of the military he attended J Sargeant Reynold Community College for a short time while serving in the local Virginia Defense Force Military Police Battalion, and Recruiting & Retention Command as a recruiter. He is currently the Bravo Company Commander and is working full time for G4S Secure Solutions as a dispatcher while continuing his college education. 

The Virginia Army Cadet Corps is an equal opportunity cadets program which allows any and all who wish to serve as a cadet or in the cadre without  prejudice or preference towards anyone based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion and will not allow persecution to anyone because of such reasons.

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