New Mexico Military Institute

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New Mexico Military Institute is located in Roswell, New Mexico. Founded in 1891 by Col. Robert S. Goss as the Goss Military Institute, and inspired by Virginia Military Institute, NMMI includes a four-year high school and a two-year junior college. It is one of five Military Junior Colleges in the United States. NMMI first admitted women as cadets in 1977, although some women did attend as day students in the early years of the school.

The school's motto is "Duty, Honor, and Achievement."

The school's teams are the Broncos (Jr. College) and the Colts (High School). The school's colors are red and black.

The Institute's cadets are comprised into a Corps of Cadets, which is organized, currently, on a regimental system. (At times, the Corps had been organized into other systems to reflect the different branch associations it had. NMMI is currently associated with the cavalry, and thus the Corps is organized into a regiment.) There is a single regiment, commanded by the highest-ranking cadet, a cadet colonel, who is the regimental commander, or RC. The RC is provided with his or her staff, "Regimental," who oversee important areas of the Corps, and are usually cadets who have been at the Institute for five or six years. The Regimental Staff includes: the Executive Officer (a cadet lieutenant colonel), the RC's second in command; the Regimental Operations Officer (a cadet major), who assists the RC in planning Corps activities; the Regimental Adjutant (a cadet major), who reads orders from the Commandant and is responsible to the XO; the Regimental Inspector General (a cadet major) is responsible for conducting formal inspections and investigating cases of fraternization; the Provost Marshall (a cadet major) who is responsible for making and supervising a guard duty roster and oversees the cadet constabulary force; and the Command Sergeant Major (a cadet CSM), who is responsible for the NCO chain of command. Additionally, there is the Honor Board Chairman (a cadet lieutenant colonel), who oversees the implementation of the cadet Honor Code and prosecutes all honor offenses. The HBC is assisted by an Honor and Ethics Sergeant Major, who is responsible for investigating all honor offenses.

The regiment itself divided into three squadrons, each commanded by a cadet lieutenant colonel, the squadron commander. The Squadron has its own staff with a squadron XO (cadet major), squadron adjutant (cadet captain) and squadron sergeant major (cadet SGM). The Squadron Commander oversees the squadron and implements the orders of the RC to his staff.

Further, each squadron is divided into five troops (although that number can change from time to time), which are the main administrative units at NMMI.

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