New Mexico Military Institute - Review #5

New Mexico Military Institute

About the Author:

College Enrolled Eastern New Mexico Unversity
Home Town, State (Country) Liberal , KS
Years Attended Boarding School 3
Activities During Boarding School Mounted Cavalry. No longer offered.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The military environment is very conducive to scholastics and athletic excellence.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I learned to respect but not blindly bow down to authority. I rebelled but maintained an ordered lifestyle. Many tours were marched.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have done nothing differently. My advice to new kids...LISTEN and HEAR
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the horses and living a structured life.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
There are many secret places on Post. The history is amazing. The ghosts of past cadets can be heard. Truly a positive experience if you want it to be. But be prepared for some hardships and homesickness. This will make you stronger in life.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Teachers were the top of their peer group. Each student can get as much one on one as they need to excel. Dedicated study times help each student develop good study habits.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Mandatory athletics or team sports kept kids fit and healthy. Inter-mural sports were always fun. They now have a great indoor athletic facility that we didn't have.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
There is an entire Company of fellow musicians if a band is your thing.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
This isn't an art school. You learn to shoot rifles and learn military sciences along with regular scholastics.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The barracks were a little starker when I was there. Now, with high speed internet connections and comfortable carpeted rooms, life appears to be much more comfortable there than the '70's.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Fantastic SOS and a den of culinary atrocities to make your grandmother proud.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Roswell is a hard town with a lot of crime but the Institute is a very safe place and most town folks are friendly to cadets.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life began on weekends. If you did well during the week, you will have free time. The local girls were friendly. The best social occasions happened when I went home on furlough but the friends I made are lifelong.

Daily Schedule:

6:00 AMRevelie
6:15 AMcalestentics
6:30 AMMarch to Breakfast Role Call
8:00 AMClasses until 3:30
3:30 PMTeam sports or Intermural sports
5:00 PMclean up and get ready for Supper Role Call
5:30 PMSRC
6:00 PMFree time
7:00 PMStudy Hall
10:00 PMLights out of Late Lights for studying
6:00 AMWeekends are usually free but there might be an activity planned like an inspection or Pass and Review
12:00 PMI usually went to a local resturant for a second breakfast
10:00 AMCall to Quarters and Taps

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