Early Commissioning Program

Georgia Military College Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program is one of four college in the entire Nation that the United States Congress has Authorized to commission Second Lieutenants through a two-year program. 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 a university that has a Host Partnership or Affiliate Army ROTC program.  Prior to commissioning, you can request to compete for active duty and will serve in the Reserve or Army National Guard while completing your bachelor’s degree. Our Early Commissioning Program Officer serve their country, in key leadership positions all over the world.

Early Commissioning Program Financial Benefits:

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

  • 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.

Education Assistance Program (EAP)
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.

Early Commissioning Program (ECP) Scholarship requirements:
ECP Scholarships will be awarded to those applicants that meet all requirements using a board selections process to determine those that are best qualified.

  • Combined SAT Critical Reading and Math scores of 1000+ or composite ACT score of 19+
  • High School Diploma with a grade point average of 2.5+
  • Meet medical entrance requirements including height and weight standards
  • Pass an Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Be a US Citizen
  • Volunteer to attend at one month prep course at Fort Knox, KY (Cadet Basic Camp) or have completed Basic and AIT

Early Commissioning Program (ECP) Cadet Activities:
ECP Cadets participate in various activities and events. A truly rewarding experience. 

  • Army ROTC Ranger Challenge
  • Rifle Team
  • US Army Ten Miler
  • Wounded Warrior 10K
  • Bataan Death March
  • All American Bowl
  • Military Ball
  • Commissioning Ceremony
  • Ruck Marches
  • Physical Readiness Training