The United States Military Academy admissions has a nationwide network of military academy liaison officers (MALOs) to provide service to candidates, educators, congressional offices, West Point parent clubs and cadets. The West Tennessee admissions area has two army reserve officers living in Memphis who work directly for the United States Military Academy Admissions office to service West Tennessee.

The primary responsibilities of the MALOs are to assist and evaluate candidates for admission as cadets. In order to accomplish this purpose, the MALO force conducts admissions meetings throughout the year, appear at high school college nights, conduct physical aptitude examinations (PAEs) required for admission, conduct candidate interviews, serve on or as advisors to congressional nomination boards, and otherwise act as the local representatives of West Point for candidates.

The Admissions Office has personnel at West Point directly assigned to maintain area candidate files and assist area candidates in the admissions process.

MALOs in West Tennessee are listed below:

1. LTC Ronald R. Scott (ret). E-mail address:

2. LTC Howard Bacon (ret). E-mail address: