Military junior college

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This article is about United States military junior colleges. For the Canadian military junior college, see Royal Military College Saint-Jean. For the one in Britain, see Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College. For high schools, see military high school.

A military junior college (MJC) is a military-style junior college in the United States that allows cadets to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army reserve in two years, instead of the usual four, through the Early Commissioning Program. The students must still go on to complete a bachelor's degree before serving as regular officers on active duty. Begun in 1966, the Early Commissioning Program (ECP) plays a major role in officer production. In some years, ECP officers have accounted for over 60 percent of all ROTC second lieutenants in the United States.[citation needed] The program is a major financial incentive for students who receive their commissions early and serve as officers while still attending college and gaining service time for promotions and retirement. In 1984, the California Guard received 95 percent (74 of 78) of its ROTC lieutenants from the ECP program.[citation needed] The Army Reserve has had similar experiences. With the United States’ involvement in continuing military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of ECP slots is again being increased.


There are five Military Junior Colleges in the United States:

Former MJC[edit]