MARINE MILITARY ACADEMY
MARINE MILITARY ACADEMY. The Marine Military Academy is at Harlingen in the wartime facilities of the Air Force Navigation School at the deactivated Harlingen Air Force Base. It is a nonprofit educational institution incorporated in April 1963. The first classes began in September 1965 at Harlingen with fifty-nine students. The 2003 enrollment was 389. The academy offers a college preparatory course of grades eight through twelve with elements traditional to the United States Marine Corps: training in a strong academic program, character, leadership, patriotism, and esprit de corps. The academy is the first military academy in the nation to be patterned on the Marine Corps and commissioned as a Marine Corps Junior ROTC unit. The faculty and staff include civilian academicians and retired marines. Graduates are admitted to service academies, colleges, and universities of their choice. Maj. Gen. Wayne E. Rollings, USMC (Ret.), was president of the school in 2003.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.W. A. Gary, "MARINE MILITARY ACADEMY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kbm05), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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