Mike Starling is a member of Randolph-Macon Academy’s class of 1988 and has returned to “The Hill” to join the Academy staff as the Chair of Leadership and Character Development. In March of 2019, he was promoted to his current position of Commandant of Cadets. 

After R-MA, Mike graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  His service took him around the globe as he trained many men and women for a variety of missions as well as in character and leadership development. 

Mike’s interests include studying history and leadership development and playing all kinds of sports including hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and rugby.  Mike is blessed with a wife and four children.