Cadet life is characterized through NMMI’s military system and is intended to foster in each cadet punctuality, order, discipline, courtesy, respect for authority, self-reliance, initiative, and strength of character.
Cadets live each day within a military framework: they wear the cadet uniform, live in barracks-style dormitories, and eat their meals in a dining facility.
The cadet day is strictly regimented. It is each cadet’s responsibility to pay close attention to detail in order to manage his or her available time to ensure completion of required academic, military, physical training, and Corps responsibilities.
The Corps is commanded and administered by cadets and they provide much of the military training. More formal and specific training is provided through NMMI’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Junior ROTC detachments and the Service Academy Preparatory program faculty administrators.