Fishburne Military School Troop 1879 Congratulates Newest Eagle Scout

Cadet Howard Douglas Marsh (Middlebrook, VA) Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Fishburne Military School Troop 1879 Congratulates Newest Eagle ScoutWaynesboro, VA – Fishburne Military School’s Boys Scout Troop 1879 has a newly minted Eagle Scout in its ranks. Cadet Howard Douglas Marsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Marsh of Middlebrook, VA, was elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout.

During a brief ceremony held before the entire Corps of Cadets, Marsh was officially sworn in as an Eagle Scout and his mother, Mrs. Barbara Marsh, was called forward to pin this latest award upon her son’s uniform.

Fishburne Military School Superintendent, retired Navy Captain Mark E. Black, noted the importance of the event. “Having earned the rank of Eagle Scout is something that will speak to the strength of this young man’s character for the rest of his life. He brings great credit to his family, his school and his troop. We all whole-heartedly congratulate Cadet Marsh on earning this elite distinction.”

Fishburne Military School Troop 1879 Congratulates Newest Eagle ScoutMarsh was granted special permission to wear his Eagle Scout badge as part of his Fishburne Military School, Army JROTC Uniform. An official memorandum from the FMS Superintendent, Retired Navy Captain Mark E. Black, was read stating:

“Whereas Cadet Sergeant First Class Howard Douglas Marsh, has completed the twenty-one merit badges required  for Eagle, completed an Eagle Scout project, and successfully passed an Eagle Scout Board of Review, and for displaying Honor, Loyalty, Courage, Cheerfulness and Service among the Corps of Cadets; and having taken the Eagle Pledge, Cadet SFC Howard Douglas Marsh is allowed to wear the Eagle Scout award on his Fishburne Military School Uniform.”


Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command. For more information visit