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.

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)
  • 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!