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The American Military Academies
It seems like everyone in the U.S. knows about the three
most famous American military academies, the
But the three academies are NOT the only locations in the United States
where one can obtain a college education in a military surrounding.
The Old Guard parades in Washington DC
There Are Also a Number of
American Military Colleges & Universities
for the person who is interested in a full military lifestyle while receiving
an excellent education..
At all of these schools, students who are members of the Corps
of Cadets live in a full-time military environment.
At all of these schools you can earn a commission in the
United States Armed Forces.
This home page is dedicated to these additional
military colleges and universities. Here you will learn about
- Virginia Tech - with its Corps of Cadets Option
- Texas A&M University - with its Corps of Cadets Option
- The Citadel
- Virginia Military Institute
- Mary Baldwin College - Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership [that is, its Corps of Cadets option]
- Norwich University - with its Corps of Cadets Option
- North Georgia College & State University
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- Maritime Academies around the World
- Military Junior Colleges (become a 2nd Lt. in only 2 years!)
- Links to Related Pages
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets of about 600 graces this land grant university, whose
total student population is over 20,000. Since its inception, the Corps has
provided future leaders for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation.
Army, Air Force and Navy (with Marine Corps option) ROTC are available.
Students who choose to be in the Corps live in a full-time military environment, but
take all their academic courses along with civilian students. The first year
(formerly "Rat Year" but now "New Cadet Year") is especially demanding. Generous scholarships
are available to qualified Corps members. All ROTC students must also
be in the Corps. But some students elect to be in the Corps but not pursue
Official Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Page
Watch and hear the regimental band -- the Highty Tighties -- right now!
An unofficial Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Page
Regimental Band Home Page
Texas A&M University
The nation's largest Corps of Cadets (outside the military
is found at TAMU.
This year more than 2000 cadets will walk the campus, along with
around 40,000 civilians.
But the military lifestyle makes things very different for
members of the Corps.
"Fish" (freshman cadets) have it especially rough.
TAMU graduates have provided leadership for over 100
years in the the state and nation.
The Corps of Cadets is arguably its finest institution.
Why not check out the
(Watch the Band and Corps "Pass in Review" right now.)
Texas A&M University HomePage.
The Corps of Cadets numbers about 2000 at this famous school
in South Carolina.
It has provided leaders to the civilian and military world for
Army, Air Force, and Navy (with Marine Corps option)
ROTC are available to students.
Time to take a look at the
Homepage of The Citadel.
Virginia Military Institute
All students at VMI are in the Corps of Cadets, and find
themselves engaged in a very vigorous military lifestyle.
Especially challenging to the new student is the freshman
("Rat") year. Army, Air Force, and Navy (with Marine Corps option)
ROTC are available.
The small student body of about 1000 is quite close.
And VMI has now decided to admit women.
Graduates do especially well in a variety of fields after graduation,
and have made VMI one of the best-endowed schools
(per capita) in the country.
Take a look at
Mary Baldwin College - Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership
This very special program at Mary Baldwin College features the world's only all-woman Corps of Cadets.
The program was originally associated with
Virginia Military Institute -- which is still
where the VWIL cadets take ROTC -- earning them commissions in the armed forces.
Note that this corps of cadets is an entirely independent operation within Mary Baldwin College, and that members of the Corps share the MBC campus with civilian students.
Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College.
Founded in 1819 by Alden Partridge, the "father of ROTC,"
Norwich University's mission was to provide officers for the
national defense in keeping with the
"citizen-soldier" concept. From the Blackhawk War to Operation
Desert Storm, Norwich graduates have served their country with
valor in times of national crisis.
The freshman ("Rook") year is especially demanding.
Members of the Corps of Cadets share the Norwich campus with
Numerous scholarships are available.
Norwich U. HomePage.
North Georgia College & State University
A large Corps of Cadets graces this campus in a beautiful part of
All incoming men who live more than 50 miles from the campus
are required to be in the Corps. Others, men and women,
can choose to be members if they wish.
Army ROTC is the exclusive commissioning option at this
college, and North Georgia College & State Universtiy has a reputation
for training excellent Army officers.
View their informative Corps of Cadets videotape right now.
North Georgia College & State University Homepage.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
All positions are competitive for appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard academy,
and graduates lead exciting lives near the American coast and on
Why not check out the
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Home Page?
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
About 1000 cadets train here for service in the United States merchant navy.
But many graduates take reserve Navy commissions and then spend their careers
wearing navy blue.
The U.S. government pays all costs for training and education, just
like at Annapolis or West Point.
Why not take a look at the Homepage of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
American Maritime Academies
Earn a Navy or Coast Guard commission at one of the six American Maritime Academies.
These can be explored from this linked location which
details merchant marine training world-wide.
Some of these schools have a Corps of Cadets lifestyle,
while others do not.
Visit the Maritime Academies.
Assoc of Military Colleges and Schools in the U.S.
...Official Organization for Many of the Above
IF THE WEB PAGE IS DOWN CALL OR WRITE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
who is Lewis [Bob] Sorley Ph.D., with email firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone  765-0695 Address
9429 Garden Court Potomac MD 20854-3964
Military Junior Colleges...Earn an Army Commission in Just 2 Years
IF THIS LINK IS DOWN SEE THE ENTRY JUST ABOVE
Military Ceremonies Page...With Lots of Great Music by the best military bands
This page created and maintained by Robert Morecock,
Company I, Class of 68, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
You can e-mail me at email@example.com.
Note the new spelling of my name. (Robert Morecook)
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