The NMMI Experience comprises a demanding set of challenges designed to test and grow a cadet’s talents, abilities and self-confidence within a structured environment of discipline and physical development that emphasizes the NMMI motto -- "Duty, Honor, Achievement."
Cadets are encouraged to reach beyond existing, often self-imposed, limits in academic, leadership, and physical activities. The focus is on each cadet’s success through individual attention and mentoring by their instructors in the classroom and their leaders in the Corps of Cadets. Each graduating cadet is well-equipped to handle the challenges of college life after NMMI.
NMMI’s military boarding school environment characterizes cadet life and is intended to foster in each cadet responsibility, discipline, courtesy, respect for authority, self-confidence, initiative, time management, and strength of character. Cadets live and learn each day within the military framework. They wear the cadet uniform, live in modern college-style dormitories, and eat their meals in a communal dining facility along with faculty and staff members.
The cadet day is strictly regimented. Each cadet is responsible for paying attention to detail in order to manage his or her available time to ensure completion of required academic, military, physical training, and Corps of Cadets responsibilities.