Early Commissioning Program ROTC (Army Officer Producing Program):
Georgia Military College’s Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program is one of the four colleges 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 commission, you will continue your education at a university of your choosing that has a Host Partnership with GMC or is affiliated with the Army ROTC program. Prior to commissioning, you can request to compete for active duty and will serve in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while completing your bachelor’s degree. Our Early Commissioning Program Officers, past and present, continue to 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 or 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.
In addition to requirements for freshman or transfer admission, applicants for the Early Commissioning Program must also meet the following requirements:
- Be a US Citizen
- Be no older than the age of 23
- Earn a High School Diploma with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
- A combined SAT critical reading and math score of 850 or composite ACT score of 17 (Non-scholarship) or
- A combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1000 or composite ACT score of 19 (Scholarship)
- Meet height and weight standards for entrance into Advanced ROTC program
- Pass a standard Army Physical Examination
- Have one of the following levels of military knowledge:
- Complete the Leaders Training Course at Ft. Knox, KY prior to enrollment at GMC.
- Complete Basic Training and/or AIT though Active or Reserve component training.
- Have three years of High School JROTC.