Department: Perkins Technology Center
A.S., Computer Sciences, Business Administration and Mathematics - J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Started at FUMA: 2012
Joshua is a Network Assistant in the Perkins Technology Center and assists staff and faculty in troubleshooting technological problems. Prior to coming to Fork Union, he was a full time father and student. Joshua holds an Associate of Sciences degree in Computer Sciences, Business Administration and Mathematics from J Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and is currently working on completing his BS degree in Information Systems Technology. Joshua resides in Richmond with his fiance and daughter.
Mrs. Lynn Armstrong
B.S., Tennessee Technological University;
M.L.S., Vanderbilt University (Peabody Library School)
Started at FUMA: 2001
Mrs. Armstrong is committed to supporting curricular needs of all faculty and students and providing a solid research base for the FUMA community. She energetically endeavors to connect library users with the information they need and works to instill a love for reading and learning, as well as a respect for differing beliefs and viewpoints.
CPT Frank Arritt
Department: Upper School Faculty
US Government, World History and Economics
BS, Arkansas State University
Started at FUMA: 2005
CPT Arritt has been working at FUMA since 2005 and teaches US Government, World History, and Economics. In addition to teaching, CPT Arritt is an assistant coach for the PG football team, where he coaches the offensive line. He grew up in West Virginia and came to FUMA as a Post-Graduate to play football during the 1998-1999 season. CPT Arritt is a 2005 graduate of Arkansas State University, where he played football. He is also the nephew of the legendary PG Basketball coach and teacher Fletcher Arritt, who retired from Fork Union in 2012 after 42 years of service. CPT Arritt resides in Fork Union with his wife, Megan.
Mrs. Laurie Baker
Department: Business Office
HR & Payroll Coordinator
B.B.A., James Madison University
Started at FUMA: 2010
Mrs. Baker works in the Business Office as the HR and Payroll Coordinator. Her degree from JMU was in Hotel Restaurant Management. After working for hotels and restaurants, and owning a restaurant with her husband, she concentrated on the finance and human resources side of business. She also spent 9 years working at the UVA Health System.
Department: Auxiliary Services
MAJ James Benson
Department: Chaplain's Office
Upper School Chaplain
Assoc. of Arts, University of Florida
B.S., Florida International University
Master of Divinity, Baptist Theological Seminary-Richmond
Started at FUMA: 2005
Prior to being named Upper School Chaplain, MAJ Benson taught Spanish in the Middle School while serving as pastor of a church in Buckingham County. He has a background in computer work and is fluent in Spanish, having grown up in El Salvador. MAJ Benson coaches the competitive rifle team at FUMA, assists with the postgraduate basketball program, and has helped coach the track team. MAJ Benson resides on campus with his wife and two children.
MAJ Brooks Berry
B.S., Science-Sport Management/Physical Education; West Virginia University
Started at FUMA: 2001
Prior to assuming the roles with admissions and PG Basketball, Captain Berry worked in the Guidance Department and was the head Prep Basketball Coach from 2001-2003. CPT Berry also served as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Charleston Southern University, worked in the Athletic Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and has done radio and television broadcasting for the Citadel and Mid-Atlantic Sport Networks. CPT Berry was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy in 1997 and resides in Louisa, VA with his wife and 2 children.
LTC Tripp Billingsley
Associate Director of Admissions
Master of Arts, Sports Administration
Ohio State University, 1984
Randolph-Macon College, 1981
Started at FUMA: 1990
LTC Billingsley returns to FUMA after a two year absence to assume the responsibility of Associate Director of Admissions. He served previously as TAC Officer in the Upper School Commandant's Department for over 19 years, in addition to coaching football. He has 11 years of collegiate football coaching experience and as a prior FUMA cadet is familiar with the mission of the Academy as a college-preparatory school for young men.
LTC Bill Blanchetti
Department: Middle School
Middle School Commandant
Summer School Administrator/Assistant
B.A., History - Jamestown State College
Started at FUMA: 1985
MAJ Bill Blanchetti is the Middle School Commandant. He is also a Summer School administrator and works with the Admissions Department during breaks in the school year. MAJ Blanchetti began his FUMA career in 1985 as a history teacher in the Middle School. He also taught previously at the Blue Ridge School in St. George, VA. MAJ Blanchetti is a graduate of Jamestown State College in North Dakota, where he received a B.A. in History. He lives within walking distance to the Middle School. MAJ Blanchetti has four children. Two of his sons are graduates of FUMA.