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The Corps of Cadets
Georgia Military College is a Department of the Army designated Military Junior College. The College has accepted a mission of developing military leaders. The primary vehicle used for this purpose is the Corps of Cadets at the Milledgeville campus. The Corps is a semi-autonomous, self-governing body that provides military structure and discipline for all resident students and those non-resident students eligible to participate.

All members of the GMC Corps of Cadets are required to follow the guidelines established in the Cadet Guide or Blue Book, and the published policies, rules and regulations that govern the student population and the institution.

Who should participate on the Corps of Cadets?
Students who desire to be leaders and who are looking for an environment that will engage them in a structured military-style program which is both challenging and rewarding are they type of cadets we are looking for at GMC. This lifestyle is one that pushes cadets to improve themselves in every aspect of their lives. A cadet’s ability to adapt to the daily life that they enter here allows them to gain valuable life skills that will deliver a benefit far beyond their two years at GMC.

Attending a military college does not always mean a cadet plans to serve in the armed forces. What is gained from attending a military college and participating in the Corps of Cadets is the opportunity to develop leadership aptitudes along with knowledge of how to be a responsible citizen. All the while, cadets are participating in a rigorous academic curriculum and a structured lifestyle that offers myriad of benefits to all who chose to rise to the challenge.

Our Corps of Cadets is dynamic, challenging and not for everyone. If you’re not physically and mentally tough, and if you do not aspire to live by our values of Duty, Honor, Country, and our motto of “Character Above All,” then we encourage you to consider another institution.

This is not a place where the undisciplined should enroll. If you, or your parents, think “you need discipline” then this may not be the place for you. But if you are open minded, ready to be involved and are willing to demonstrate a strong desire to test yourself in a setting that is meant to provide you with an excellent foundation for your future, then it is time for you to Step Up and Stand Out!!

What are your chances of being accepted for admission as a cadet?
Not everyone who applies for admission will be offered an invitation to become a cadet at Georgia Military College.  You may receive a notice of admission based on your general academic qualifications, but you must also receive an official offer of admission to become a cadet from the Office of Admissions providing you with the necessary details on reporting to campus for the term you have been invited to enroll.

An invitation to become a cadet at GMC is presented based on several factors, which include:

  • Your qualifications and selection for the specific cadet program you have applied for.
  • Your overall academic background.
  • Your ability to provide the resources necessary to sustain your academic program while attending GMC.
  • And available space in the cadet dormitory (Baugh Barracks) is also a factor in offering invitations as we only have a total of 254 beds in the Barracks.

If you want to be a Georgia Military College Cadet, you are in the right place. Your admissions process will be handled by the GMC Office of Admissions in Milledgeville.  After you submit your application, if you still have any questions regarding the application process or your eligibility, please call or e-mail the cadet admissions staff at cadetadmissions@gmc.edu or 478-387-4947

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Life as a Cadet

Cadets are heavily involved in academic and cadet activities Monday through Friday.  Most weekends are left free for cadets to take passes or leaves.  Those required to remain on campus for disciplinary reasons perform cadets duties throughout the weekend under the supervision of GMC cadre.

Exceptions are weekends just prior to mid-term examinations and one weekend in the Fall when college alumni are welcomed back to the campus for a full weekend of parades and orientations. All cadets are required to remain on campus during these “closed” weekends to prepare for examinations and support campus-wide activities.  Cadets involved in various clubs (such as Drill and Ranger Challenge teams) and those playing varsity football may take part in various weekend competitions during the school year.

Freshman Year

Your leader training will revolve around personal development, followership, and peer leadership. As a Cadet private in the Corps of Cadets, you will have very little leadership responsibility which enables you to focus on your studies. To succeed at Georgia Military College you must forge a strong academic foundation during this crucial first year. Academic success, physical fitness, and an aptitude for leadership and responsibility will be the framework for future positions of leadership in the Corps of Cadets.

Sophomore Year

You leadership education focuses on leading a small team of four to five freshman Cadets as a team leader, or a squad of nine to ten Cadets as a squad leader. In these positions you will be completely responsible for the developments, academic success, physical fitness, and well being of each Cadet in your squad or team. Freshman Cadets will rely on your knowledge, professionalism, and expertise to guide them through their freshman year.

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Daily Life

A cadet’s average day is full of leadership opportunities, team-building experiences and camaraderie. It is a full, busy day and deliberately so.

Accountability and PT Formation  0550-0600
 Physical Training (PT)  0600-0650
 Breakfast  0700-0755
Reveille and Accountability Formation  0755-0800
 Cadet Common Training  0800-0850 Commandant’s Time
 Academic Classes  0900-1600
 Lunch  1130-1330
 Clubs  1530-1800  Varies by Club
 ROTC Training  1505-1800  Wed (Once per week)
 Dinner  1630-1830
 Recall Formation  1830-1840  Sun
 Study Hall  1900-2100  Sun-Thur
Intramurals 1900-2100 1900-2100 Varies
 Personal Time / Prep Time  2100-2155 Sun-Thurs
 Call to Quarters / Quiet Time  2200-2300  Sun-Thurs
 Taps (Lights out)  2300  Sun-Thurs
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Cadet Guide

The GMC Cadet Guide​ is available in printed form or as a Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

The Cadet Guide is an Adobe PDF File. The file size can be large, so please allow enough time for the file to download completely. You must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software in order to view the file. If you do not have this software, you can follow the Adobe link and download a copy for free.

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Cadet Housing

Georgia Military College provides housing for all male and female boarding cadets in Baugh Barracks. Rooms are arranged in a series of suites with two cadets per room with an interconnecting private bathroom.
Each room has two closets, two beds, two desks, two chairs, and two 3-drawer chests. All rooms have internet connectivity. The dormitory also has a computer lab, game room, and free laundry facilities.
GMC has no facilities on-campus for housing students other than cadets, nor does GMC sponsor any off-campus housing.


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