Commandant of Cadets

NMMI's Commandant of Cadets, LTC Jon Graff, USA (Retired), exercises command, supervision and mentorship over the Corps of Cadets and the Commandant's Staff. The Commandant's responsibilities are to:


  • Provide for the safety, security, health and welfare, physical readiness, accountability, mentorship, leader development and discipline of the Corps of Cadets;
  • Maintain a positive leadership environment in which each cadet can achieve academic excellence and physical readiness while living the Cadet Honor Code;
  • Oversee daily operations and activities, and cadet services and support.
  • See the NMMI General Catalog for more information.



New Cadets Parent Package Section 1 - Information

Returning Cadets Parent Package Section 1 - Information

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Important Dates AY 2017-2018




23 July 2017

Fall Cadre Arrive

24 July

Cadre Matriculation

28 July

Band and Prep students Matriculation

31 July

Bronco Football and Volleyball Arrive (Old and New Cadets) – Colt Football Arrive (Old Cadets Only)

1 Aug

Bronco Football and Volleyball Matriculation (Old and New Cadets) – Colt Football Matriculation (Old Cadets Only)

2 Aug

Junior College New Cadet Matriculation and Parent Orientation –  Parents Invited to Orientation at 1:30 PM in chapel

2 Aug

President/Superintendent Welcoming Reception for Parents and New Cadets (Jr College and High School) – Parents invited (7 PM)*

3 Aug

High School New Cadet Matriculation and Parent Orientation – Parents Invited to Orientation at 1:30 PM in chapel

9 Aug

Old Cadets/Break in Service Cadets Matriculation  (cadets are encouraged to return early if they must purchase uniforms, prepare for semester – they will not be excused from classes to matriculate)

14 Aug

Classes start (High School and Junior College)

18 Aug

Returning Cadet Fall Awards Ceremony (Pearson) – (4:00 PM) Parents Invited

26 Aug

End of 21 Day Milestone for Fall RATs/Turning of Spring New Cadets (Tentative) - (Milestone Begins 7:00 AM) Parents Invited

15-17 Sept

Fall Family Weekend and Parade Parents Invited  (Parade begins at 11:00 AM)

25-28 Oct

Homecoming/Alumni Weekend/Parade – Parents Invited

3-4 Nov

NMMI Hosted JROTC Drill Meet

10 Nov

NMMI-Hosted Veterans Day Breakfast on Campus

11 Nov

Veterans Day Parade-Stapp Field – Parents Invited


NMMI Winter Concert – Parents Invited



Candlelight Holiday Service Alumni Chapel  - Parents Invited

15 Dec

Midyear Graduation and Commissioning – Parents Invited

2 Jan 2018

Spring Cadre Arrive

5 Jan

Spring New Cadet Matriculation

7 Jan

Old Cadets/Break in Service Return

8 Jan

1st Day of Class

27 Jan

Matchin Awards Ceremony/Turning of eligible Fall New Cadets

3 Feb

End of 28 Day Milestone for Spring RATs - Parents Invited


Spring Family Weekend – Parents Invited

28 April

Final Ball


NMMI Spring Concert -  Parents Invited

11 May

Academic, Leadership, Athletic Awards Ceremony for Graduating Cadets  – Parents Invited

11 May

Baccalaureate – Parents Invited (Begins at 10:00 AM)

12 May

College Commencement – 0800, High School Commencement 1000 – Parents Invited (Cadets must clear campus by 2:00 PM)


The following are scheduled Holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year.

*All Dates/Times Subject to Change – Always check with your cadet’s TLA or SLA.




After classes 17 November 2017 until 5:00 PM 26 November 2017

Cadets MUST depart campus by 10:00 AM on 18 November, no exceptions

Thanksgiving Break

After last final exam until 5:00 PM 7 January 2018


Final exams start 8 Dec. and end 13 Dec. Check with your cadet as finals are dependent on their individual schedule.  Cadets MUST depart campus by 12:00 PM on 15 December, no exceptions


If cadets need to register for classes, attend to uniform issues, or get haircuts, they may return as early as 5 January 2018

Christmas/Winter Break

After classes 29 March 2018 until 5:00 PM  8 April 2018

Cadets MUST depart campus by 10:00 AM on 30 March, no exceptions

Spring Break


Barracks will re-open at 1700 Saturday - one day prior to the required

return date for all breaks for those who must arrive early.



NOTE:  NMMI does not manage commercial bus transportation.