Marion Military Institute
1101 Washington Street, Marion, AL 36756
Since 1842, Marion Military Institute (MMI) has achieved a national reputation for preparing young men and women for successful civilian and military careers. This is accomplished by providing the best possible educational program for its students in a conservative, disciplined environment thereby developing their intellectual, physical, moral, social and leadership capabilities.
Students from all over the nation attend MMI to establish a strong foundation for future study, and to take advantage of its military training programs. MMI is one of only five Military Junior Colleges in the United States, which offer unique military training programs.
The mission of Marion Military Institute is to educate and train the Corps of Cadets in order that each graduate is prepared for study at four-year institutions with special emphasis on providing an intellectual, moral-ethical, physical-athletic, and leadership development experience in a military environment.
Marion Military Institute is one of only five military junior colleges in the United States. Special programs offered by MMI include the Early Commissioning Program, whereby cadets graduate with an associate’s degree and are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army and the General Bruce K. Holloway Service Academy Preparatory Program which provides an opportunity for qualified young men and women to enroll in a course of study that prepares them for study at one of the nation’s five military service academies. Other cadets, who have no military obligation, attend MMI to complete their associate’s degree in a structured environment that places strong emphasis on a core academic program.
Marion Military Institute attracts cadets from across the United States and foreign countries. The Cadet Corps is substantial and diverse, yet small enough that the cadets receive individual attention from the dedicated faculty and staff. We are glad that you are visiting our website, and we hope that you will visit our campus to learn more about MMI and our offerings.
MMI's vast campus includes a parade field, dormitories, chapel, classrooms, dining facility, library, health clinic, student activities center, fine arts building, athletic fields, tennis courts, golf course, and rappelling tower. The athletic center has an indoor swimming pool, racquetball court, an indoor rifle range, weight room, wrestling and karate facilities, and a basketball court.
Campus life is regimented and busy. Weekdays begin with First Call at 0600 followed by Breakfast Roll Call (BRC) accountability formation and Reveille at 0630 then First Mess (breakfast) from 0645-0745. Academic classes begin at 0755 for high school cadets and 0800 for college cadets. At 1205 cadets have Lunch Roll Call (LRC) accountability formation and 2nd Mess (lunch) is served from 1215-1315. The afternoons are filled with more classes, mandatory drill on Monday and Thursday, Military Science lab on Wednesday, Intramurals or Company Training on Friday and Physical Training daily. The athletic teams and various club activities squeeze their training and events into any available spare time they can find. At 1800 cadets have Dinner Roll Call (DRC) accountability formation followed by 3rd Mess. On Sunday through Thursday evenings there is a mandatory study time, evening Call to Quarters (PMCQ) from 1930-2130 and Taps (lights out) is sounded at 2200. Closed weekends are generally occupied by Corps training, ceremonies, inspections, ROTC field training exercises and academic preparation periods prior to mid-term and final exams.Accountability is an integral part of cadet life at MMI. Cadets may only depart campus on an official trip roster (athletic teams, ROTC training, field trip) or with an approved pass or leave. Cadets with passing academic grades and good citizenship reports (no penalty tours and limited demerits) may qualify for and request a day pass and weekend overnight leave.
Extracurricular activities are an important part of the MMI experience. Cadets may join military-oriented clubs or enjoy musical or intellectual pursuits in a number of organizations. MMI offers participation in Honor Guard, White Knights Precision Drill Team, Swamp Fox, Karate, Ranger Challenge, Normandy Society, Drama, Choir, Band and more. Two new club sports recently added are Lacrosse and Rugby.
Quick Facts about Marion Military Institute
Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
- Total Students
Undergraduate vs. Graduate
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students
Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State
Gender of Students
Students State Origin
This web site and associated pages are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Marion Military Institute. CampusExplorer.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Marion Military Institute.