Col. Robert G. Cagle, USMCR (RET)
Dean of Academics
Colonel (Retired) Robert G. Cagle joined the faculty of Riverside Military Academy in 2002 and currently serves as the interim Dean of Academics. Previously he was the Science Department Chair, teaching Science and Advanced Placement World History. Col. Cagle is a 1988 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree and has earned a Master's degree in History Education from North Georgia College and State University where he achieved a 4.0 GPA. As a result of this academic achievement, Col. Cagle was inducted into Phi Theta Pi, a National Interdisciplinary Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta, a National History Honor Society. He has served as the advisor to the RMA chapter of the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Col. Cagle was honored as the RMA Teacher of the Year in 2009-10, and in 2010 he was selected as a Hall County Master Teacher. A life-long learner, Col. Cagle has continued furthering his professional development by graduate studies with other RMA teachers in the University of Georgia's GECAT program, which equips content area teachers with enhanced skills for English Language Learners.
Col. Cagle received his commission in the United States Marine Corps 1988 reporting for active duty that same year. Since that time he has served continuously in active and reserve duties. His assignments are varied within the Marine Corps serving in Command and Staff positions at every level up to the Division. Col. Cagle's deployments include Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf, and Operation Eastern Exit - Mogadishu Somalia. Col. Cagle has been mobilized for two deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism - Operation Enduring Freedom. First at an anti-terrorism base in the Horn of Africa, and then 2011-2012 with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. His last assignment was at Headquarters Marine Corps.
Col. Cagle's military education includes: the Reserve Senior Staff Course, the Joint Forces Reserve Officers' Course, Commanders' Course, and Command and Staff College. Other Marine Corps schools include Reserve Amphibious Warfare School, Mountain Warfare School (cold weather) and Advanced Officers' Logistics Course. Col. Cagle has also completed courses in Logistics Technology with the University of North Carolina and the University of Tennessee.
Col. Cagle's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with a gold star in lieu of the second award, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Col. Cagle and his wife have 3 children. He is an active member of his Church, 1st Baptist of Cumming Ga., where he is a Sunday School Teacher and a mission team member. In his community, he serves in local civic and charitable organizations. Col. Cagle serves as an Assistant Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America and has been inducted into the Order of the Arrow.