"Within these Halls we learned Duty"
The NYMA Team
Acting SuperintendentDr. Jin Xu is no stranger to the New York Military Academy, having served previously as the Acting Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer of NYMA in 2016. From 2016 to 2019 he served on its Board of Trustees, as treasurer and secretary. Having earned his PhD in finance from the University of Texas, Dr. Xu brings his years of experience as an entrepreneur and a strong commitment to the New York Military Academy’s future.
Dean of AcademicsMr. Thompson attended University of Virginia and completed his master program in education from Southern Connecticut State University. He brings a wealth of experience to our fine institution. He was the Dean of Academics at the Maplebrook School prior to coming here.
He will also be a math teacher and will take the time to get to know each student as an individual. He will be strict when he needs to be but will also have a great rapport with students, faculty, and parents. He understands the need for different learning in the classroom.
Commandant of Cadets
LTC Weiss grew up in Coral Gables Florida and graduated from Coral Gables High School. He attended the University of Alabama. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Infantry. He served in a myriad of Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces assignments to include senior level professional military education. After he retired from the Army, he started a new career as a JROTC Senior Army Instructor. He served as the Commandant of Cadets at Sarasota Military Academy in Florida. And he was selected as the United States Army Cadet Command’s “Senior Army Instructor” of the year.
Director of AdmissionsJohn Mahon earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh New York and his Master of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He worked at IBM in Armonk, New York for twenty years in Data Analytics. Mr. Mahon worked at Mount Saint Mary College before joining NYMA for eight years in Enrollment and was the Dean of Admissions for the last five years. He is married to his wife of 28 years, Clauida and they have two sons John Patrick and Luke Christian.
Bobby Rahn came to NYMA from John S. Burke Catholic High School where he taught, was Dean of Discipline, and coached their basketball team to a New York State Championship. He is passionate about helping students reach their potential through participation in athletics. Mr. Rahn excels at helping student-athletes improve their academic record by creating a supportive environment both on and off the court. Additionally, he has extensive experience at finding his student-athletes excellent opportunities at the collegiate and even professional levels. Here at NYMA, Mr. Rahn coaches, teaches health and wellness classes, and also organizes his very popular basketball camps and tournaments. It is his goal to lead the entire athletic program at the Academy into a new period of growth and achievement. So far he is right on track. In his first season as head basketball coach, Mr. Rahn led the Knights to a Hudson Valley Athletic League Championship and then to the school’s first ever NEPSAC Championship. He was also named NEPSAC Coach of the Year.
Director of Facilities
Nick Mishkovski holds a master’s degree in History and EPA Universal Certification from The National Center for Construction Education and Research. He joined NYMA in December of 2015 after working at the United States Military Academy and TF Cornerstone in New York City. Mr. Mishkovski also brings more than 15 years of experience in construction. His goal is to bring the Academy’s facilities back to their full potential and glory while maintaining the safety and security of NYMA’s cadets and employees.