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Welcome from the Commandant

Greetings! I am Colonel (retired) Karl Bopp and I am thrilled and humbled to serve as the Commandant of the Carson Long Military Academy! I am fully committed to advancing every day, our noble mission of inspiring young men to strive for academic excellence, build strong character and reach their highest potential as future responsible citizens and ethical leaders in a global community. There are few missions more critical than ours. Now, more than ever, the world needs Carson Long men!

The Carson Long methodology of using military structure and discipline to enable academic excellence and foster character development works! Cadets learn and lead. Cadre model standards as well as coach, mentor and guide. Our alumni are our credentials! We also continuously challenge the status quo, while drawing inspiration from our proud legacy. Alumni, I look forward to meeting and learning from you!

We employ a team approach to enable academic excellence and foster character development. Our professional, well-trained staff and faculty focus on our Corps of Cadets 24 hours a day/7 days a week, whenever school is in session. There is truly a family atmosphere at CLMA!

Parents, you are a very important component of our team and I look forward to meeting you! I encourage you to remain deeply involved in your son’s mental, physical, social and emotional development while they are here at Carson Long. Provide encouragement! Visit this website and communicate with your son’s building officers frequently! This website has the most accurate school calendar of events and activities, as well as current news and information. Building officers will know the most about your cadet and be able to assist you in the shortest amount of time. Your cadet’s building officers will be able to direct you to the right staff or faculty member for academic, athletic, administrative, or health related issues. Your cadet should provide you the names and email addresses for their building officers right after his arrival here. You can also call 717-582-2121 during normal business hours for assistance. All email addresses are on this website.

We have many exciting initiatives programmed for Academic Year 2017-2018!

  • All cadets will participate in a three day course “Warrior Week” before the Academic Year begins. The purpose of Warrior Week is to familiarize cadets with CLMA’s policies and procedures and develop the skills necessary to be successful academically and in campus life, and build espirit-de-corps
  • We are increasing the emphasis on physical activities by adding a morning physical training session as well as an intramural program. Intramurals will focus on life sports such as archery, weight training, and tennis. Carson Long cadets will now play on the Susquenita High School football team; I encourage parents and alumni to come out to the games!
  • We will issue each cadet a new copy of the “All Student Handbook” at the beginning of the academic year. This handbook contains all the policies, procedures and standards governing cadet life. We update this handbook annually and listen to our stakeholders, so please communicate with us!

I look forward to communicating with you and meeting you around campus!


COL Karl D. Bopp
U.S. Army, Retired
Commandant, Carson Long Military Academy

Carson Long Military Academy
200 North Carlisle Street New Bloomfield, PA 17068

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