Marion Military Institute is located in Marion, Alabama, approximately 75 miles east of the Mississippi/Alabama border. MMI is one of only five Military Junior Colleges in the United States, which offer unique military training programs. These programs include the Army's two-year Early Commissioning Program (ECP), an Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program through which qualified students can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant after only two years of college. The Service Academy Preparation Program (SAP), a freshman year of solid academic and physical preparation for students who wish to attend one of the Service Academies (West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, or Coast Guard Academy). The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), which allows cadets to be in both Army ROTC and in the National Guard or Army Reserve. MMI offers the first two years of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. MMI also offers the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) program. This institution offers a unique opportunity for students who want a military college experience leading to a wide array of commissioning program options. Students who wish to enroll at MMI without incurring a military service obligation can participate in the Leadership Education Program (LEP) at MMI.
The other Military Junior Colleges are:
Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA (several satellite campuses)
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico
Valley Forge Military Academy & College , Wayne, Pennsylvania
Wentworth Military Academy & College , Lexington, Missouri