Early Commissioning Program

2024 Schedule

Early Commissioning Program ROTC (U.S. Army Officer Producing Program):

Georgia Military College is one of four colleges in the United States that Congress has authorized to offer U.S. Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program (ECP) that commissions Second Lieutenants through a two-year.  In short, we are your fast track to leadership in the U.S. Army.

Entering the Early Commissioning Program means you commit to serve in the Army upon earning a commission. Following commissioning,  you will continue your education at an university of your choosing that has a host, partnership or is affiliated with the U.S. Army ROTC program. Upon commissioning, you will serve in the U.S. Army Reserves or U.S. Army National Guard while completing your bachelor’s degree and can request to compete for service in active duty.  Our Early Commissioning Program Officers, past and present, continue to serve their country in key leadership positions wherever their nation calls.

ECP Cadets may compete for an Army ROTC Scholarship or attend as a non-scholarship Cadet.

Early Commissioning Program Financial Benefits:

Army ROTC Scholarship offer (while at GMC):

  • Full tuition/Fees/Books
  • Cadet Stipend (pay $400-500/month)
  • GMC Scholarship cover nearly 100% of Room and Board
  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Drill pay approximately  $248/month

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) (Leadership Internship)
Scholarship Cadets in the ECP program will drill in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserves as an enlisted Soldier in the SMP. Cadets receive E5 Drill pay for about 9 months during the year.

SMP participants must score 850+ on SAT or 19+ on ACT.

Education Assistance Program (EAP) (after GMC):
Education Assistance Program is a continuation of benefits for newly Commissioned ECP Second Lieutenant at a 4-year University/College. It covers full tuition/fees or room and board up to $10,000 per year for an additional 2-years while the newly commissioned Lieutenant completes his/her 4-year degree.

Applicants for the Early Commissioning Program must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be a US Citizen
  • At least 17 years old and not older than 23 years old
  • Earn a High School Diploma with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (GED=2.5 GPA)
  • Meet U.S Army height and weight standards
  • Pass a standard Army Physical Examination
  • Pass the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Must be willing to accept commission in the U.S. Army Reserves or U.S. Army National Guard
  • Meet GMC admission requirements for freshman or transfer students

ASVAB is not required for initial application unless you are seeking ROTC Scholarship or participation in Simultaneous Membership Program.

ROTC Scholarship Requirements:

  • 2.5 + High School GPA required to compete for a U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship based on 4.0 system and unweighted (GED=2.5 GPA)
  • 850+ SAT or 19+ on ACT
  • Must be willing to participate in SMP program
  • Meet all other requirements mentioned above

Non-Scholarship Requirements: (Student pays full cost for college)

  • 2.0+ High School GPA minimum to be in the program, based on 4.0 system and unweighted (GED=2.5 GPA)
  • Meet all other requirements mentioned above

The Early Commissioning Program has separate application from admission into GMC!

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Message from the PMS

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. For over 100 years, ROTC has been instilling values in our future nation’s leaders. The leadership training and experiences that students have in Army ROTC provides them with a foundation to become a commissioned Army Officer upon graduation. ROTC, a college elective, for undergraduate and graduate students provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.

Georgia Military College strives to give you a strong, basic foundation that you can use to create your future success. The Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program at Georgia Military College, commissions Cadets after completing their Associates Degree.

Our Early Commissioning Program is only for those men and women who are serious about a service career in the military as an Army Officer and have a passion for leading our future generation of soldiers. After commissioning at GMC, you will move to a 4-year college to complete a Bachelor’s Degree while serving your country in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves. These Commissioned Officers will have the opportunity to perform their duties in a wide variety of careers and specialties.

LTC William Russ Brown

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel, US Army

Georgia Military College

Phone: 478-387-4931



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ROTC Application

Application Forms

To apply to the Early Commissioning Program, please use and fill the form below.  When you complete the form, select Submit to Email to have the form sent electronically using your preferred email method. Please note that all Red highlighted fields are required for submission.

Contact the ROTC department at rotc@gmc.edu or call 478-387-4931.

This form can be filled out through the use of  the free Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded on the right.

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Physical Fitness Standards

Males   Females
Push-Ups: 30 13
Sit-Ups: 35 30
1 Mile Run(min:sec): 8:00 10:00

Minimum Physical Fitness Requirements: Currently the Army is transitioning to the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT). For cadets to qualify for the Army ROTC program they must reach the minimum scores on the AFCT– Age group 17-21.

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Center for Ethics and Servant Leadership (ROTC Building)

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We’ve been educating bright minds for well over a century. That’s why a degree from GMC means more than just a great education. It means success.