New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI, the school I attended for Jr. college, ’85 JCX- that’s me at right) has a 6-year program: 4 years of high school and 2 years of Jr. College. It is one of a very few schools that offers a commission into the US Army after completing just 2 years of college. However, not all NMMI graduates enter into the military; the school builds the skills young men and women need to be successful throughout life.
The high school program has Army JROTC. All cadets are in the program and Goss Rifles, the school’s high school drill team, is a big part of JROTC.
NMMI is one of if not the best military school in the nation. Am I biased? Sure, but the school’s record stands by itself: great military and civilian leaders have walked through Sally Port during the school year. It is a school that you need to check out if you even have the slightest interest and, once there, join Goss, you won’t regret a minute.