Army and Navy Academy cadet Douglas Deering, center, stands proudly with his diploma between academy president Steve Bliss, left, and Jack Wyatt, chairman of the academy's board of trustees. Deering was the Battalion S-6 admission officer and among 82 upper school cadets to graduate June 8 from the military academy located in Carlsbad, CA. Deering resides in Kingman with his mother, Kimberely Deering, and his father, Kerry Deering. The keynote speaker during commencement ceremonies was author, radio host and former pilot Bill Hensley. Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for boys in grades 7-12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.