Southern Prep Announces New Commandant of Cadets

January 2, 2023

Happy New Year, Ranger Family! We have some exciting news to share with you from the Military Department.

Major Steve Mayer, Commandant of Cadets, is stepping down to serve as Advisor to the Commandant in preparation for his retirement in May of this year. Major Mayer, who has been a Commandant at various military schools across the United States for over 30 years, has graced our Academy with his wealth of knowledge and dedication since 2018. Major Mayer is a 1979 graduate of The Citadel.

LTC Byron Dobson, who joined the Ranger Family this past fall as Deputy Commandant, is transitioning into his new role as Commandant of Cadets. His time as Deputy Commandant allowed him to learn the walk of life here at Southern Prep. LTC Dobson has extensive experience in military operations and advisory programs, both domestic and overseas. LTC Dobson is a 1992 graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Join us in welcoming LTC Dobson and MAJ Mayer into their new positions!


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