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About NMMI

“Coming to NMMI has helped me to develop my skills as a leader. Also, I love to practice in a group and my team is just awesome to train with. It really motivates me and helps me to get better every day. I also want to become a doctor, and the academics here challenge and help prepare me for this future path.”


The New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) was established in 1891 as a public military High School and Junior College in Roswell, New Mexico. Known as “the West Point of the West,” NMMI operates under the auspices of the State of New Mexico, under a dedicated Board of Regents that reports to the Governor of New Mexico. The school enrolls nearly 1,000 cadets at the junior college and high school levels each year from 45 states, 2 U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and American Samoa), and 35 foreign nations.

Vision & Mission

New Mexico Military Institute is a globally recognized, secondary and post-secondary learning institution for young men and women that instills excellence in leadership, academics, and physical development within a structured environment empowering students to thrive in a dynamic world.

To educate, train, and prepare young men and women to be leaders capable of critical thinking and sound analysis, leaders who possess uncompromising character, and leaders able to meet challenging physical demands.

Core Values

The overarching values that are inherent in the NMMI Vision and Mission shape the institution, the faculty, staff, and, most significantly, its Cadets. They represent an enduring commitment to duty, honor, and achievement.