Alumni Weekend Entertains Hundreds of Guests
4.22.13 MMI welcomed former cadets back on campus for its April 18-20 Alumni Weekend 2013, full of entertainment. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
Ala. Speaker of the House Visit
4.3.13 MMI was honored to host Mike Hubbard, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, as its distinguished guest on April 1. FULL STORY
100% of Sponsored West Point Cadets Earn Appointments
3.28.13 MMI announces that 100% of its West Point Association of Graduates (AOG) scholars have earned an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. Pictured: former MMI AOG and First Class Cadet Megan Moore visits with the 22 AOG scholars in advisor LTC David Bauer (USMA 1960)'s history class.
MMI's 1st Ever Coca-Cola Gold Scholar
3.28.13 Cadet Charles Sill of Partlow, Va., was one of 50 junior college students nationwide announced as a 2013 Coca-Cola Gold Scholar. FULL STORY
Helicopters Transport Cadets
3.4.13 On Feb. 27, two Chinooks and a Black Hawk landed on the MMI parade field at approximately 1630 to transport Army ROTC cadets to their Cottondale training site. Upon arrival via helicopter at Camp Horne, cadets began night land navigation. FULL STORY
Prospects Experience Cadet Life
2.27.13 MMI recently welcomed 96 high school juniors and seniors to campus for a special event known as Knight-Fox Challenge. Designed to give students a 48-hour immersion into military life, the Challenge included team-building exercises as well as physical fitness training.
Selma Mayor Addresses Corps
2.5.13 Selma Mayor George Evans served as a Distinguished Guest Speaker for the MMI Corps of Cadets on Monday, Feb. 4. MMI cadets regularly hear from guest speakers as part of the Character Development Program, which also incorporates leadership seminars and moral/ethical discussions.
Governor Bentley Tours Campus
1.18.13 MMI had the pleasure of hosting Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for his first campus visit, during which he met with school leaders and cadets while touring the facilities. WSFA News VIDEO
Spring Students Join Corps
1.15.13 MMI began its Spring Semester on January 3, when new cadet "recruits" reported for the Intensive Training Cycle, which includes military training and academic counseling.
Congrats Fall Graduates & Officers
12.17.12 Five cadets in the fall graduating class earned their associate's degree on Dec. 14 during Commencement in the historic MMI Chapel, where two others were commisioned as Second Lieutenants. FULL STORY
MMI & Troy Sign Agreement
11.20.12 MMI President Col. David Mollahan and Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., signed an agreement that paves the way for MMI graduates to obtain scholarship funds to attend Troy. FULL STORY
Alabama's Fallen Heroes Honored
11.1.12 October 26 at MMI was a day to honor two men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, some 63 years apart. LTC O. Shivers McCollum (WWII), former MMI Commandant of Cadets, and PFC Johnathon Millican (Iraq) were our newest inductees into the Alabama Military Hall of Honor.
Parents Weekend Entertains 500+
10.23.12 MMI's annual Parents Weekend, held Oct. 19-20,
entertained families visiting Marion from across the U.S. Festivities included cadet demonstrations, cookouts and the final Mothers' Review parade.
Alabama AG Visits Campus
9.12.12 Alabama's Attorney General Luther Strange addressed the Corps of Cadets for the Paul B. Anderson Honor and Respect Distinguished Speaker Program. Pictured: MMI President COL David J. Mollahan, USMC (Ret), Attorney General Luther Strange, and Mr. John Anderson, retired Marion Police Chief.
Corps Remembers 9/11
In observance of the 9/11 tragedy that plagued our nation over a decade ago, on the night of Wednesday, September 11th , the Marion Military Corps of Cadets collectively organized a very moving ceremony held at the Honor Ground and flagpole on the MMI campus. Even in its simplicity, it was something impressive. At 9:30 PM, the Corps was formed in a semi-square facing the Honor Ground and flag pole. The Honor Ground and flag were illuminated with a spotlight.
The Honor Guard and elements of the White Knights were formed and posted around the flag pole with two sets of White Knights each to the front and the back of the Honor Ground facing the Chapel and the parade field respectively. 1SGT Michael Dunfee, TAC Officer for Alpha and Delta companies, then read a short 9/11 remembrance that included the time and location of each airline crash, the number killed aboard each aircraft, the number killed in the WTC towers and the Pentagon, and the number of responders killed in the line of duty.
The flag, which was still flying at half-mast, was then slowly run back to the top of the pole as per protocol and then back down again. As the flag raising and lowering were performed, three cadet trumpeters played Taps in echo from the shadows. The flag was then brought to the front of the Honor Ground and two cadets, in a nice display of both military precision and respect, neatly folded the flag into the traditional triangle. They exchanged salutes and then marched with the folded flag from the Honor Ground. The Corps was then dismissed, and in quiet reverence, each moved back to their respective barracks for the night.
MMI’s President, Colonel David J. Mollahan, USMC (Ret) stated, “It was as moving as it was simple. I was left very impressed. To see our cadets perform this little ceremony, in the dark, before their bedtime, with such solemn respect and military precision in remembrance of an event that occurred when they were still young children speaks volumes about what kind of good people these young men and women really are. It inspires hope for the future, which they will have in their hands.”
Alabama AG Visits Campus
9.12.12 Alabama's Attorney General Luther Strange spoke to the Corps of Cadets as guest speaker for the Paul B. Anderson Honor and Respect Distinguished Speaker Program. Pictured above: COL David J. Mollahan, USMC (Ret), Attorney General Luther Strange, and Mr. John Anderson.
MMI 'Crests' New Cadets
8.29.12 On Friday, August 24, MMI concluded its Intensive Training Cycle and officially welcomed new students into the Corps of Cadets with a parade and traditional "cresting ceremony." Saturday mixers with neighboring Judson College were part of the celebration.
Tiger Camp Prepares 60+ for LTC
7.26.12 During two June/July cycles of MMI Tiger Camp, more than 60 incoming cadets participated in training and teambuilding exercises such as map reading, drill & ceremony, paintball, one-rope-bridge, combat water survival and a 5K road march. The summer program prepares future MSIIIs for the Leader's Training Course at Ft. Knox and helps ensure their success in the Army's Early Commissioning Program.