Victory Forge Military Academy is the same as Southeastern Military Academy

In December 2009, Weierman decided to change the name for Victory Forge to Southeastern Military Academy. Nothing about the school has changed, except the name. Even their website is the same (save for a new URL).

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Guest Author: Parent of a Former Student

I remember getting the call from Florida DCF stating that my child was in grave danger and that his life maybe at risk. I was told that the DCF was investigating child abuse charges at Victory Forge and they suggested that we remove our child from there. We called up Molly to ask her what to do, and she advised us to follow DCF directives and remove our child from there. That was all she said to me and it made me wonder if she was hiding something from me. I could not get any other information from her. So I drove to Port St. Lucie the same day and picked up my child. The greeting at the Victory Forge office from Molly was less than cordial and the Colonel was no where to be seen. I waited for my son who was brought to me and I left the place. While waiting there, I did not get any words of comfort from Molly. I would imagine, the Colonel had not instructed her what to say at that point so she was a “deer in the headlights”. I brought my child to the safety of our home and followed the news where the Colonel went on a rampage against anybody who questioned what he did. At this point I realized that they shackled children, hit them, made them eat their own vomit, mentally abused them, scared them, made them do menial work. This was not what was communicated to me and this was not what I paid these people a lot of money to do. They should be ashamed of themselves and I want to warn every parent who even considers them, to stay far away from this prison for children. My son was very shaken up for month after his experience there and has nothing positive to say about it. He has finally opened up and started telling me more about the hell hole know as Victory Forge. I will share more of his experience with you and the other parents.

The letter above is our new series of reports and letters written to us by parents, students, former students, and anybody else who wants to provide stories or facts to us. All names will be protected and will never be released.

Friday, April 10, 2009

About 1 year....

In a few weeks, it will be the 1 year anniversary of Victory Forge being shut down for child abuse. Of course, they subsequently opened and have started their shenanigans all over again. What is impressive is that a lot of parents and even more well wishers have continued to support our intent and our blog. For that, we are truly grateful.

It has come to our attention that Weierman had stated that this blog will be like many other complaints and annoyances that he has experienced over the past 20 years. He was convinced, that he would be able to last longer than the blog and all this will soon be forgotten. Well, we have news for you Alan - we will never forget the abuse our children went through at Victory Forge. We will never forget the lies and untruths that you propagated and sold like some snake oil salesman. We will never forget the scars and the bitter taste you left in our mouths. And we will make sure that future generations who even think about sending their kids to Victory Forge, will know what kind of place that truly is.

We are also going to start a guest post column. This will enable all parties and sides to honestly and fairly express their thoughts about the situation. Please be sure that the statements are indeed factual and not made up. We will then publish the guest blog with or without the guests name (that will be up to the writer to decide). We hope that you take part in this exercise to continue populating this blog.