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Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program (ECP)

The U.S. Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program (ECP) allows graduates of one of the nation’s four Military Junior Colleges (MJC) to become commissioned officers in the reserve components (National Guard or Reserve) in two years, instead of the usual four. NMMI is honored to be one of these prestigious schools. All cadets considering ROTC must complete basic training before applying.

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About the Program

The New Mexico Military Institute’s (NMMI) Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Early Commissioning Program (ECP) is the ‘fast-track’ route to becoming a commissed officer in the U.S. Army in just two years, instead of four. This unique program is offered exclusively at Military Junior Colleges (MJC), with NMMI nationally ranked at the top of the list!


LTC Ryan Eisenhauer

LTC Ryan Eisenhauer

Professor of Military Science


MSG Gerald Diaz

MSG Gerald Diaz

Senior Military Instructor


Jason Garcia

Jason Garcia

ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer


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Student Stories

“The SROTC program here at NMMI has impacted me very much. It made me grow so much and it changed me to become a stronger, confident, determined, motivated and ambitious leader. The program has not only impacted me, it has made me a whole person that is ready to serve as an officer for a force I stand strong and firm in.”

“No leader sets out to be a leader. People set out to live their lives – expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become a leader.”

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Army ROTC Cadet Life

Join other cadets on a mission to serve our country as NMMI prepares you through academics, training, and hands-on experience. Together, you’ll learn what it takes to be a leader.

I am an Army Cadet. Soon I will take an oath and become an Army Officer committed to defending the values which make this nation great. Honor is my touchstone. I understand mission first and people always.

I am the past – the spirit of those warriors who have made the final sacrifice.

I am the present – the scholar and apprentice soldier enhancing my skills in the science of warfare and the art of leadership.

But above all, I am the future – the future warrior leader of the United States Army. May God give me the compassion and judgment to lead and the gallantry in battle to win.

I will do my duty.

I, (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

I, (state your name), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of Second Lieutenant, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of The United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.

I will give to the selfless performance of my duty and my mission the best that effort, thought, and dedication can provide. To this end, I will not only seek continually to improve my knowledge and practice of my profession, but also I will exercise the authority entrusted to me by the President and the Congress with fairness, justice, patience, and restraint, respecting the dignity and human rights of others and devoting myself to the welfare of those place under my command. In justifying and fulfilling the trust placed in me, I will conduct my private life as well as my public service so as to be free both from impropriety and the appearance of impropriety, acting with candor and integrity to earn the unquestioning trust of my fellow soldiers — juniors, senior, and associates — and employing my rank and position not to serve myself but to serve my country and my unit. By practicing physical and moral courage I will endeavor to inspire these qualities in other by my example. In all my actions I will put loyalty to the highest moral principles and the United States of America above loyalty to organizations, persons, and my personal interest.