Lyman Ward chooses alumnus as new presidentPublished 11:03am Friday, August 2, 2013
Lyman Ward Military Academy’s newest president will be coming home in a sense, as he takes the top job at the school from which he graduated 50 years ago.
Lyman Ward announced Wednesday that Dr. Roy W. Berwick was appointed commander of the academy effective Aug. 1. Berwick comes to the Camp Hill school after leading the cadets at Millersburg Military Institute in Kentucky and Oak Ridge Military Academy in North Carolina. He has more than 20 years of experience at both the secondary and collegiate levels of military education.
He is the 10th president in the school’s 115-year history.
Berwick retired from the U.S. Army in 1993. While on active duty, he served in the Military Police Corps in every leadership position from squad leader to battalion executive officer.
He later served as an attorney in the Judge Advocate Corps and was liaison officer for the Army’s ROTC Cadet Command at the Pentagon.
Berwick is a distinguished military graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and holds a masters degree in history, a Ph.D. and a juris doctorate from Creighton University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Berwick has taught an American history course at every school he has served.
In addition to his leadership positions, Berwick established a student-focused postgraduate program at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin and was academic dean at Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia. Berwick and his wife Janice will live in the President’s Home across the street from the LWMA campus in Camp Hill. He replaces Col. Bill Jenrette as president.