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Georgia Military College

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Established 1879
Type Public Independent Junior College
President Major General Peter Boylan
Staff 150
Undergraduates 5,000
Postgraduates 0
Location Milledgeville, Georgia, USA
Campus urban 25 acres (0.1 km²)
Athletics Bulldogs
Colors Red and Black
Website www.gmc.cc.ga.us

Established in 1879 in Milledgeville, Georgia Military College (abbreviated as GMC) now includes a liberal arts junior college, a high school, and a middle school. GMC's focus is on a junior college military science program that culminates at the end of two years of study and training with contracted cadets being commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Milledgeville is a city in Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... For other uses, see Red (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Milledgeville is a city in Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... Military science concerns itself with the study of the diverse technical, psychological, and practical phenomena that encompass the events that make up warfare, especially armed combat. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


In addition to the main campus in Milledgeville for about 275 resident full-time ROTC students (the Corps of Cadets) and several hundred local area commuter students, GMC offers five centers and two extension offices located around the state of Georgia at the sites listed below that serve a total of almost 4,000 commuter full and part time students. The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ...


GMC also offers a military Prep School for commuter students in the Baldwin County area with a total of about 250 6th to 8th graders and 250 Army Junior ROTC or JROTC Cadets from 9th to 12th grade enrolled. The ACCEL Program (formerly known as Joint Enrollment) at Georgia Military College Prep School is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission and enables qualified seniors to attend classes at the junior college and the high school simultaneously while earning credit for both their high school diploma and their college degree. Other than the cost of books, this benefit is available to GMC Prep School cadets at no additional charge. Baldwin County is a county located in the Georgia. ... The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program put forth by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the nation that train highschool students in Leadership and Military Sciences. ...

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Corps of Cadets

Georgia's second capitol building, 1937. Now part of Georgia Military College.
Georgia's second capitol building, 1937. Now part of Georgia Military College.

GMC's Early Commissioning Program (ECP) is specifically designed to enable students to become a Second Lieutenant in the US Army after the first two years in college. GMC offers funding specifically to help pay costs for Corps of Cadet members on the Milledgeville Campus. The State Service Scholarship Program provides 39 full scholarships to qualified Georgia residents with an interest in military service as well as a quality college education. The program is funded through the Georgia General Assembly. Scholarship recipients are required to become members of either the Army or Air National Guard and must be nominated by a member of the Georgia General Assembly. These scholarships cover tuition, fees, rooms, board, books and supplies. Scholarship winners must join the Corps of Cadets and participate in Army ROTC. Army ROTC Scholarships are also available for qualified cadets interested in the Early Commissioning Program (ECP). These scholarships are funded through ROTC and cover tuition, fees, and an amount for books, plus a monthly stipend. There are various options for ROTC scholarship based on the student's desire for active duty or reserve component duty. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 586 pixelsFull resolution (5000 × 3660 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 586 pixelsFull resolution (5000 × 3660 pixel, file size: 2. ...


After completing studies at GMC, a transfer scholarship is available for those GMC graduates desiring to complete their 4-year degree at Georgia's senior military college, North Georgia College and State University (NGC&SU) in Dahlonega, Georgia. Georgia is the only state in the country to have both a senior military college (NGCSU) and a military junior college (GMC). Combined, GMC and NGCSU currently have almost 900 cadets pursuing a commission in the U.S. Army. In the United States, a Senior Military College is one of six colleges that offer military Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs and are recognized under 10 USC 2111a. ... North Georgia College and State University is a military college in Dahlonega, Georgia. ... Dahlonega is a town located in Lumpkin County, Georgia, USA, and is its county seat6. ... In the United States, a Senior Military College is one of six colleges that offer military Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs and are recognized under 10 USC 2111a. ...


One of the ways in which a student can become an ECP cadet is to attend the Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The Course is 4 weeks long and the Cadet will be paid by the U.S. Army for completing the course. Between the Cadet's freshmen and sophomore years, the Cadet will attend the National Advanced Leadership Course (NALC) at Fort Lewis, Washington. Following NALC, the Cadet may be able to attend additional training with Army units all over the world and in the United States. After completing required training, the Cadet is commissioned a U.S. Army officer at the end of his/her sophomore year. This article is about United States Army post. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Fort Lewis is a census-designated place and U.S. Army post located in Pierce County, Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...


GMC opened its modern barracks (dorm) facility in January of 2007 for the 275 students that comprise the Corps of Cadets. A new academic building and dining hall have recently been completed.


High School & Middle School

Because it is part of JROTC, GMC's high school has mandatory 50 minute LET (Leadership, Education, Training) classes throughout the day. The school day is followed by a 50 minute period of marching on historic Davenport field. After school extracurricular activities include marching band, football, baseball, basketball, softball, rifle team, drill team, dance line, cheerleading, color guard, cross county and track.


The school's middle school is modeled after the high school having drill at the end of the day led by cadet leadership.


History

1890 graduation class
1890 graduation class

Georgia Military College was created in 1879 by act of the Georgia General Assembly "to educate young men and women from the Middle Georgia area in an environment which fosters the qualities of good citizenship." It was the apparent intention of the General Assembly to establish the school as a unit of the slowly forming University System of Georgia. State property in Milledgeville was loaned to the University of Georgia by the Act of 1879, and the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia was given veto powers by this Act over the acts of the local Board of Trustees of the new institution. The school was originally called Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College and was ceded state government lands surrounding the Old Capitol Building, the seat of government for the State of Georgia from 1807-1868. The Old Capitol Building, then as now, is the main college facility and sits on the highest point in Milledgeville. The 1890 graduating class was the first to have female students. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Casey Cagle, R since November 7, 2006 Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson, R since November 7, 2006 Members 236 Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican Party Meeting place Georgia State Capitol Web site... The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes all public institutions of higher learning in Georgia. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


The College's intended purpose was to enable graduates to enter higher classes at the University of Georgia, to give training in agriculture and mining, and, finally, to train teachers.


The name of the school was changed to Georgia Military College in 1900. Legislative acts of 1920 and 1922 severed the relationship with the University of Georgia and gave the local Board total power over the operations of the school. In 1922 as well the method of electing members of the Board of Trustees and filling vacancies on the board was changed. This act provided for a seven member board to be elected from and by the citizens of Milledgeville with terms of the Trustees staggered to provide continuity. In 1930 the official addition of a junior college division to the College-preparatory secondary school finally justified its name. In 1950 the War Department designated the institution a "Military Junior College." Today it is one of only six remaining US military junior colleges so designated.


Athletics

Georgia Military College competes in soccer, tennis, golf, cross country, softball, and football. The football program has firmly established itself as one of the very finest junior college programs in the country. Since 1991, GMC has developed 36 All-Americans, won the Junior College National Championship in 2001, played for the national championship in 2002, played in eight junior college bowl games, and sent over 250 young men to continue their education and athletic careers at four-year institutions across the country. The football team finished the 2005 season ranked 2nd in the nation. In the last decade,


Campuses

In addition to the main campus in Milledgeville, GMC Junior College centers and extension offices are located in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Madison, Valdosta and Warner Robins. Milledgeville is a city in Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ... Columbus is a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. ... Madison is a city in Morgan County, Georgia, United States. ... The city of Valdosta is the county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. ... Warner Robins is the 9th largest city in Georgia, located in Houston County, Georgia and Peach County. ...


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Georgia Military College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1026 words)
GMC's focus is on a junior college military science program that culminates at the end of two years of study and training with cadets being commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army.
GMC also offers a military Prep School for commuter students in the Baldwin County area with a total of about 350 Junior ROTC Cadets from 6th to 12th grade (middle and high school) enrolled.
GMC is currently constructing a modern barracks (dorm) facility for the 275 students that comprise the Corps of Cadets.
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GMC graduates are well-prepared to make the smooth transition to senior institutions because of their solid academic preparations and the one-to-one assistance and variety of personal support services that come with it.
GMC gives students access to a challenging value-based liberal arts education this is consistently monitored to ensure that credits will transfer to the major college or university of their choice when they are accepted.
Georgia Military College was established in 1879 in Milledgeville, Georgia.
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