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Military academy

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A military academy or service academy (in American English
American English
American English is a set of dialects of the English language used mostly in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of the world's native speakers of English live in the United States....

) is an educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the officer corps of the army, the navy, air force or coast guard, which normally provides education in a service environment, the exact definition depending on the country concerned.

Three types of academy exists: High school
High school
High school is a term used in parts of the English speaking world to describe institutions which provide all or part of secondary education. The term is often incorporated into the name of such institutions....

-level institutions awarding academic qualifications, university
University
A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is an organisation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education...

-level institutions awarding Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
A bachelor's degree is usually an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate course or major that generally lasts for three or four years, but can range anywhere from two to six years depending on the region of the world...

 level qualification, and those preparing officer cadets
Officer Cadet
Officer cadet is a rank held by military and merchant navy cadets during their training to become commissioned officers and merchant navy officers, respectively. The term officer trainee is used interchangeably in some countries...

 for commissioning into the armed services
Armed Services
Armed Services is a collective term that refers to the major organisational entities of national armed forces, so named because they service a combat need in a specific combat environment. In most states Armed Services include the Army also known as Land Force or Ground Force, Navy also know a...

 of the state
State (polity)
A state is an organized political community, living under a government. States may be sovereign and may enjoy a monopoly on the legal initiation of force and are not dependent on, or subject to any other power or state. Many states are federated states which participate in a federal union...

.

Afghanistan

  • National Military Academy of Afghanistan
    National Military Academy of Afghanistan
    The National Military Academy of Afghanistan is an academic institution of the Afghan military that is located in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is a four-year military development institution dedicated to graduating officers for the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Air Force...

  • Officer Candidate School, Kabul (OCS)

Argentina


Argentine Army
Argentine Army
The Argentine Army is the land armed force branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic and the senior military service of the country.- History :...

  • Colegio Militar de la Nación (National Military College
    National Military College
    The National Military College is the institution in charge of the undergraduate education of officers of the Argentine Army. It is located at El Palomar, Buenos Aires....

    ), located in El Palomar, Buenos Aires
    El Palomar, Buenos Aires
    - External links :** Official website *...


Argentine Navy
Argentine Navy
The Navy of the Argentine Republic or Armada of the Argentine Republic is the navy of Argentina. It is one of the three branches of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic, together with the Army and the Air Force....

  • Escuela Naval Militar (Naval Military School), located in Río Santiago, Buenos Aires

Argentine Air Force
Argentine Air Force
The Argentine Air Force is the national aviation branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic. , it had 14,606 military and 6,854 civilian staff.-History:...

  • Escuela de Aviación Militar (Military Aviation School), located in the city of Córdoba
    Córdoba, Argentina
    Córdoba is a city located near the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas on the Suquía River, about northwest of Buenos Aires. It is the capital of Córdoba Province. Córdoba is the second-largest city in Argentina after the federal capital Buenos Aires, with...


Australia

  • Australian Defence Force Academy
    Australian Defence Force Academy
    The Australian Defence Force Academy is a tri-service military Academy that provides military and tertiary academic education for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force in the Royal Australian Navy , Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force .Tertiary education is provided by the...

  • Royal Military College, Duntroon
    Royal Military College, Duntroon
    The Royal Military College, Duntroon is the Australian Army's officer training establishment. It was founded at Duntroon, in the Australian Capital Territory, in 1911 and is situated on picturesque grounds at the foot of Mount Pleasant near Lake Burley Griffin, close to the Department of Defence...

  • Officer Training School RAAF
    Officer Training School RAAF
    Officers' Training School is the unit responsible for preparing recruits, senior airmen and Warrant Officers for careers as commissioned officers in the Royal Australian Air Force...

  • Royal Australian Naval College

Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Military Academy
    Bangladesh Military Academy
    Bangladesh Military Academy is the prestigious training institute for the officer cadets of Bangladesh Army. It is located in Bhatiary, near Chittagong HIll Tracts, in the Chittagong District of south-east Bangladesh. The Academy is nestled on the slopes of the Sitakunda hill ranges and also...

  • Bangladesh Naval Academy
    Bangladesh Naval Academy
    The Bangladesh Naval Academy is situated at the mouth of the Karnaphuli River at Patenga, Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was established in 1976 at the premises of the Marine Academy at Juludia, Chittagong, later shifted to BNS ISSA KHAN in Chittagong to train the cadets of the Bangladesh Navy...

  • Bangladesh Air Force Academy
    Bangladesh Air Force Academy
    Bangladesh Air Force Academy is a training and education academy which provides initial training to all BAFA personnel who are preparing to be officers in the Bangladesh Air Force...

  • Military Institute of Science and Technology
    Military Institute of Science and Technology
    The Military Institute of Science and Technology or MIST is an engineering institute in Bangladesh. Currently it is under the affiliation of Bangladesh University of Professionals , a university governed by the armed forces of Bangladesh...

  • Armed Forces Medical College
  • School of Infantry and Tactics
  • Defence Services Command and Staff College
  • National Defence College
  • Armoured Corps Center & School
  • Engineer Centre and School of Military Engineering
  • Signal Training Centre and School
  • Ordnance Corps Centre & School
  • Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Centre and School
  • Corps of Military Police Centre and School
  • Army School of Education and Administration
  • Army School of Physical Training and Sports
  • Army School of Music
  • Artillery Center and School
  • School of Military Intelligence
  • Army Computer Training School
  • Non Commissioned Officers Academy

Bolivia


Brazil


Has several military academies:
  • Army - The biggest Academy is Academia Militar de Agulhas Negras (AMAN)
    Academia Militar de Agulhas Negras
    The Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras is the biggest among several schools of formation of combatant officers of the Brazilian Army...

     in the municipality of Resende
    Resende, Rio de Janeiro
    Resende is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 119,801 and its area is 1,144 km².Resendense refers to people or things from Resende, RJ. Its territory boundaries to the state of São Paulo and Minas Gerais...

    , in state of Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro (state)
    Rio de Janeiro is one of the 27 states of Brazil.Rio de Janeiro has the second largest economy of Brazil behind only São Paulo state.The state of Rio de Janeiro is located within the Brazilian geopolitical region classified as the Southeast...

    , in the southeast of that country
    Country
    A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with a previously...

    .
  • Navy - Escola Naval
    Brazilian Naval School
    The Brazilian Naval School is an Academy of the Brazilian Navy, the Brazilian equivalent of the US Naval Academy, located in Rio de Janeiro, on Villegagnon Island just inside of Guanabara Bay....

     (Navy School).
  • Air Force - Academia da Força Aérea (AFA). (Air Force Academy).

Bulgaria



  • Vasil Levski National Military University
    Vasil Levski National Military University
    The Vasil Levski National Military University is Bulgaria's national military academy.Founded in 1878 as a military school in Plovdiv, it was moved to Sofia the same year. On 19 April 1924, it was promoted to university status and in 1945, it was named in honour of Bulgarian national hero Vasil...

     founded in 1878 as a military school in Plovdiv
    Plovdiv
    Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia with a population of 338,153 inhabitants according to Census 2011. Plovdiv's history spans some 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC; it is one of the oldest cities in Europe...

    • Air force Faculty located in Dolna Mitropoliya
      Dolna Mitropoliya
      Dolna Mitropoliya is a town in Pleven Province of northern Bulgaria, the administrative center of Dolna Mitropoliya municipality. It is about 10 km northwest of the city of Pleven. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 3,303 inhabitants....

    • Artillery, Air Defence and CIS Faculty located in Shumen
      Shumen
      Shumen is the tenth-largest city in Bulgaria and capital of Shumen Province. In the period 1950–1965 it was called Kolarovgrad, after the name of the communist leader Vasil Kolarov...

    • All-Force Faculty faculty located in Veliko Tarnovo
      Veliko Tarnovo
      Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province. Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists...


  • Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
    Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
    The Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is the naval academy of Bulgaria and the most authoritative centre of maritime personnel education in the country. Based in the Black Sea port of Varna...

     located in Varna
    Varna
    Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and third-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, with a population of 334,870 inhabitants according to Census 2011...

     and founded in 1881 as Naval Machinery School in Rousse
    Rousse
    Ruse is the fifth-largest city in Bulgaria. Ruse is situated in the northeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite the Romanian city of Giurgiu, from the capital Sofia and from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast...


  • Rakovski Defence and Staff College
    Rakovski Defence and Staff College
    The Rakovski Defence and Staff College , based in Sofia, is Bulgaria's oldest military institution of higher education. It was officially established on 1 March 1912 with an act of the National Assembly of Bulgaria and opened on 4 January 1915, delayed due to the Balkan Wars.Since its creation, the...

     located in Sofia
    Sofia
    Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 12th largest city in the European Union with a population of 1.27 million people. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha and approximately at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula.Prehistoric settlements were excavated...

    . It was founded with an Act of the 15 th National Assembly of 1 st March, 1912 in Sofia
    Sofia
    Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 12th largest city in the European Union with a population of 1.27 million people. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha and approximately at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula.Prehistoric settlements were excavated...


Canada


Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

 currently has one military-theme private boarding school open for students at the pre-university
University
A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is an organisation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education...

 level, Robert Land Academy
Robert Land Academy
Robert Land Academy is Canada's only non-university level military academy. Located in the former township of Gainsborough on the north shores of the Welland River five kilometres west of the hamlet of Wellandport in West Lincoln, Ontario, the Academy began to accept students in 1978.The Academy...

 (RLA), which is located in West Lincoln, Ontario
West Lincoln, Ontario
West Lincoln is a township in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Main urban areas are located along the former provincial Highway 20. The administrative centre of West Lincoln is the community of Smithville, situated halfway between Hamilton and Pelham....

. Founded in 1978, it is an all-boys' institute whose funding arises solely from tuition fees. The Academy is an institute fully accredited by the province of Ontario
Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....

, which accepts students from Grade 6 to Grade 12 (the Ontario Academic Credit level).

Canada formerly had three university level service academies, the Canadian Military Colleges. These included the Royal Military College of Canada
Royal Military College of Canada
The Royal Military College of Canada, RMC, or RMCC , is the military academy of the Canadian Forces, and is a degree-granting university. RMC was established in 1876. RMC is the only federal institution in Canada with degree granting powers...

 (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario
Kingston, Ontario
Kingston, Ontario is a Canadian city located in Eastern Ontario where the St. Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario. Originally a First Nations settlement called "Katarowki," , growing European exploration in the 17th Century made it an important trading post...

, Royal Roads Military College
Royal Roads Military College
Royal Roads Military College was a Canadian military college located in Hatley Park, Colwood, British Columbia near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The facility is currently being used as the campus for Royal Roads University, a public university that offers applied and professional academic...

 (RRMC) in Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. The city has a population of about 78,000 within the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria, which has a population of 360,063, the 15th most populous Canadian...

 and the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Royal Military College Saint-Jean is a Canadian military academy located on the site of Fort Saint-Jean , originally built 1666, which is now part of the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 40 km south of Montreal, Quebec...

 (CMR) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec. RMC was founded in 1876, RRMC in 1941 and CMR in 1954. By the 60s all three institutions were providing *military education to officer cadets of all three elements in the Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
The Canadian Forces , officially the Canadian Armed Forces , are the unified armed forces of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act, which states: "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces."...

; the navy
Navy
A navy is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake- or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions...

, army
Army
An army An army An army (from Latin arma "arms, weapons" via Old French armée, "armed" (feminine), in the broadest sense, is the land-based military of a nation or state. It may also include other branches of the military such as the air force via means of aviation corps...

 and air force
Air force
An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. More specifically, it is the branch of a nation's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or...

; and RMC received the authority to grant academic degrees in Arts
ARts
aRts, which stands for analog Real time synthesizer, is an audio framework that is no longer under development. It is best known for previously being used in KDE to simulate an analog synthesizer....

, Science
Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe...

 and Engineering
Engineering
Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realize improvements to the lives of...

.

Graduates of the Colleges are widely acknowledged to have had a disproportionate impact in the Canadian services and society, thanks to the solid foundations provided by their military education. In the modern era, emphasis was placed on a broad based, liberal education
Liberal education
A Liberal education is a system or course of education suitable for the cultivation of a free human being. It is based on the medieval concept of the liberal arts or, more commonly now, the liberalism of the Age of Enlightenment...

 including core courses in the humanities, social, pure and applied sciences. Military discipline and training, as well as a focus on physical fitness
Physical fitness
Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: general fitness , and specific fitness...

 and fluency in both of Canada's two official languages, English and French, provided cadets with ample challenges and a very fulfilling experience. In 1995 the Department of National Defence was forced to close Royal Roads Military College
Royal Roads Military College
Royal Roads Military College was a Canadian military college located in Hatley Park, Colwood, British Columbia near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The facility is currently being used as the campus for Royal Roads University, a public university that offers applied and professional academic...

 and Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Royal Military College Saint-Jean is a Canadian military academy located on the site of Fort Saint-Jean , originally built 1666, which is now part of the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 40 km south of Montreal, Quebec...

 due to budget considerations, but Royal Military College of Canada
Royal Military College of Canada
The Royal Military College of Canada, RMC, or RMCC , is the military academy of the Canadian Forces, and is a degree-granting university. RMC was established in 1876. RMC is the only federal institution in Canada with degree granting powers...

 continues to carry the proud tradition educating Canada's future leaders into the twenty-first century.
Royal Roads
Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University is a public university located in Colwood, Greater Victoria, British Columbia, that describes itself as "Canada's University for Working Professionals".-Overview:...

 reopened as a civilian university in the fall of 1995, and is maintained by the Government of British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia is the westernmost of Canada's provinces and is known for its natural beauty, as reflected in its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu . Its name was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858...

. In 2007, the Department of National Defence reopened Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Royal Military College Saint-Jean is a Canadian military academy located on the site of Fort Saint-Jean , originally built 1666, which is now part of the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 40 km south of Montreal, Quebec...

 as a preparatory and first year college
Cégep
CEGEP is an acronym for , which is literally translated as "College of General and Vocational Education" but commonly called "General and Vocational College" in circles not influenced by Quebec English. It refers to the public post-secondary education collegiate institutions exclusive to the...

.

China, Republic of

  • Whampoa Military Academy
    Whampoa Military Academy
    The Nationalist Party of China Army Officer Academy , commonly known as the Whampoa Military Academy , was a military academy in the Republic of China that produced many prestigious commanders who fought in many of China's conflicts in the 20th century, notably the Northern Expedition, the Second...

  • Republic of China Military Academy
  • R.O.C. Military Academy
  • R.O.C. Naval Academy
  • R.O.C. Air Force Academy
  • National Defense University
  • National Defense Medical Center
    National Defense Medical Center
    The National Defense Medical Center is a ROC military affiliated medical school in Taipei, Taiwan. The NDMC is responsible for the training of military doctors, nurses and other medical personnel.- History :...


Denmark

  • Royal Danish Army Officers Academy
    Royal Danish Army Officers Academy
    The Royal Danish Army Academy educates and commissions all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Army Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy....

  • Royal Danish Naval Academy
    Royal Danish Naval Academy
    The Royal Danish Naval Academy educates and commissions all officers for the Royal Danish Navy...

  • Royal Danish Air Force Officers School
    Royal Danish Air Force Officers School
    The Royal Danish Air Force Officer Academy educates and commissions all officers for the Royal Danish Air Force...


Finland

  • Finnish National Defence University
    Finnish National Defence University
    The Finnish National Defence University is the Finnish Defence Forces' university located in Helsinki. The university trains officers for the Defence Forces and the Finnish Border Guard...

     (Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu), located on Santahamina
    Santahamina
    Santahamina is an island and neighbourhood of Eastern Helsinki, Finland. At present it is a military base housing the Guard Jaeger Regiment, making access restricted...

     island, Helsinki
  • Maanpuolustusopisto
    Maanpuolustusopisto
    Maanpuolustusopisto was the military junior college of the Finnish Defence Forces, located in Lappeenranta. The school had a separate program for training officers "vocationally" such that they would graduate as Second Lieutenants , without going to the national military academy, Cadet School.The...

     (defunct)

France


High schools :
  • Lycée militaire de Saint-Cyr
    Lycée militaire de Saint-Cyr
    Situated at Saint-Cyr-l'École , the lycée militaire de Saint-Cyr is one of six lycées de la Défense of the French Ministry of Defence. It is sited in a particularly historic building - it succeeds the Maison royale de Saint-Louis, the Prytanée militaire and the École spéciale militaire...

  • Lycée militaire d'Autun
  • Prytanée National Militaire
    Prytanée National Militaire
    The Prytanée National Militaire, originally Collège Royal Henry-Le-Grand, is a French school managed by the military, offering regular secondary education as well as special preparatory school classes, equivalent in level to the first years of university, for students who wish to enter French...

  • Lycée militaire d'Aix en Provence
  • Lycée naval de Brest
  • L'Ecole des Pupilles de l'Air

Undergraduate academies :
  • École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr
    École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr
    The École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr is the foremost French military academy. Its official name is . It is often referred to as Saint-Cyr . Its motto is "Ils s'instruisent pour vaincre": literally "They study to vanquish" or "Training for victory"...

     (ESM, literally the "Special Military School of St Cyr") is the French
    France
    The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

     Military Academy. It is often referred to as "Saint-Cyr". Founded by Napoleon in 1802, and initially located in Fontainebleau
    Fontainebleau
    Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located south-southeast of the centre of Paris. Fontainebleau is a sub-prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne department, and it is the seat of the arrondissement of Fontainebleau...

    , it was moved first to Saint-Cyr l'École in 1808, and then to Coëtquidan
    Coëtquidan
    Camp Coëtquidan is a French military educational facility located in Guer, Morbihan département, in Brittany, France...

     (Brittany
    Brittany
    Brittany is a cultural and administrative region in the north-west of France. Previously a kingdom and then a duchy, Brittany was united to the Kingdom of France in 1532 as a province. Brittany has also been referred to as Less, Lesser or Little Britain...

    ) in 1945.
  • École de l'Air: the French Air Force Academy
  • École Navale
    École Navale
    The École Navale is the French Naval Academy in charge of the education of the officers of the French Navy.The academy was founded in 1830 by the order of King Louis-Philippe...

    : the French Naval Academy
  • École des officiers de la gendarmerie nationale (EOGN) : gendarmerie commissioned officers academy
  • ENSTA Bretagne: a French military engineering academy

Postgraduate academies :
  • Institut des hautes études de la défense nationale (IHEDN): Defense Postgraduate Institute
  • École d'État-major (Staff School)
  • Collège d'enseignement supérieur de l'armée de terre (Army Higher Education College)
  • École de Guerre (War School)


The Ecole Polytechnique
École Polytechnique
The École Polytechnique is a state-run institution of higher education and research in Palaiseau, Essonne, France, near Paris. Polytechnique is renowned for its four year undergraduate/graduate Master's program...

, though its engineering students are enlisted in the military, is sometimes not considered a military academy, as very few of its graduates remain in the military after graduation.

Germany



In Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 there exists a system which clearly differs from the common ones. The only true military academies are in fact the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr where mainly future staff officers and general staff officers are further trained.

The standard education in military leadership is the task of the Offizierschulen (officer's schools) run by the three branches. The contents differ from branch to branch. In the army all officers are at least trained to lead a platoon. There they also have to pass an officer exam to become commissioned later on.

Moreover there exist so called Waffenschulen like infantry school or artillery school. There the officer's learn to deal with the typical tasks of their respective corps.
A specialty of the German concept of officer formation is the academic education. Germany runs two own Universities of the German Federal Armed Forces
University of the German Federal Armed Forces
The German Armed Forces run two universities—one in Munich, and another in Hamburg —which focus on the scientific work and the academic study of the German armed forces' officers...

where almost every future officer has to pass non-military studies and achieve a Bachelor's or Master's degree. During their studies (after at least three years of service) the candidates become commissioned Leutnant (second-lieutenant).

The three officer's schools are:
  • The German Navy
    German Navy
    The German Navy is the navy of Germany and is part of the unified Bundeswehr .The German Navy traces its roots back to the Imperial Fleet of the revolutionary era of 1848 – 52 and more directly to the Prussian Navy, which later evolved into the Northern German Federal Navy...

     supervises:
    • Naval Academy at Mürwik, located in Flensburg
      Flensburg
      Flensburg is an independent town in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Flensburg is the centre of the region of Southern Schleswig...

  • The German Army
    German Army
    The German Army is the land component of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. Following the disbanding of the Wehrmacht after World War II, it was re-established in 1955 as the Bundesheer, part of the newly formed West German Bundeswehr along with the Navy and the Air Force...

     supervises:
    • Offizierschule des Heeres, located in Dresden
      Dresden
      Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area....

  • The Luftwaffe
    Luftwaffe
    Luftwaffe is a generic German term for an air force. It is also the official name for two of the four historic German air forces, the Wehrmacht air arm founded in 1935 and disbanded in 1946; and the current Bundeswehr air arm founded in 1956....

     supervises:
    • Offizierschule der Luftwaffe, located in Fürstenfeldbruck
      Fürstenfeldbruck
      Fürstenfeldbruck is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck. it has a population of 35,494. Since the 1930s, Fürstenfeldbruck has had an air force base....



Academic and staff education:
  • Universities of the German Federal Armed Forces
    University of the German Federal Armed Forces
    The German Armed Forces run two universities—one in Munich, and another in Hamburg —which focus on the scientific work and the academic study of the German armed forces' officers...

    • Helmut Schmidt University
      Helmut Schmidt University
      The Helmut Schmidt University , located in Hamburg, Germany, is a German educational establishment that was founded in 1973 at the initiative of the then-Federal Minister of Defence, Helmut Schmidt. Teaching first started in Autumn of 1973...

      , located in Hamburg
      Hamburg
      -History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

    • Bundeswehr University Munich, located in Munich
      Munich
      Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

  • Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr
    Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr
    The Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr is the highest military academy of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr. Established in 1957, and since 1958 located in Hamburg, it is the successor of the Prussian Military Academy that was established in 1810...

    , located in Hamburg

Greece


The Hellenic Armed Forces have military academies supervised by each branch of the Armed Forces individually:
  • The Hellenic Army supervises:
    • The Evelpidon Military Academy
      Hellenic Military Academy
      The Evelpidon Military Academy is the oldest tertiary level educational institution in Greece. It was founded in 1828 in Nafplio by Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of the modern Greek State....

      , located in Athens
      Athens
      Athens , is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state...

      .
    • The Corps Officers Military Academy, located in Thessaloniki
      Thessaloniki
      Thessaloniki , historically also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia as well as the capital of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace...

      .

  • The Hellenic Air Force supervises:
    • The Icarus Air Force Academy
      Hellenic Air Force Academy
      The Hellenic Air Force Academy is a military academy responsible for supplying the Hellenic Air Force with professionally trained pilots, aircraft engineers and air defence inspectors. It was founded in 1919 as the Military Academy of Aviation and renamed in 1967 as the Icarus School in reference...

      , located in Tatoi
      Tatoi Airport
      Tatoi Airport is an airport located north of Athens, in Decelea. It started operating in 1918 and now it has a single runway of 1764m . The airport is used by the Hellenic Air Force and is the base of Dekeleia Aeroclub. It has also been usen used from many other aeroclubs of Attica...

       (Athens).

  • The Hellenic Navy supervises:
    • The Hellenic Naval Cadets Academy
      Hellenic Naval Academy
      The Hellenic Naval Academy is a military academy with university status and has the responsibility to educate and suitably train competent Naval Officers for the Hellenic Navy. Its full name is Hellenic Naval Cadets Academy and was founded in 1845. The academy is one of the oldest educational...

      , located in Piraeus
      Piraeus
      Piraeus is a city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens Urban Area, 12 km southwest from its city center , and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf....

      .

India

  • National Defence Academy (NDA)
  • Indian Military Academy (IMA)
    Indian Military Academy
    The Indian Military Academy, Dehradun is the officer training school of the Indian Army. IMA was established in 1932.-Demands for an Indian military training academy:...

  • Indian Naval Academy
    Indian Naval Academy
    The Indian Naval Academy is the initial officer training establishment of the Indian Navy, located in Ezhimala, Kerala. Situated between Mount Dilli and the Kavvayi backwaters, NAVAC has a 7 km beach front on the Arabian Sea. It conducts basic training for all officers inducted into the...

     (INA)
  • Air Force Academy
    Air force academy
    An air force academy or air academy is a national institution that provides initial officer training, possibly including undergraduate level education, to air force officer cadets who air preparting to be commissioned officers in a national air force...

  • Air Force Technical College, Bangalore
  • Rashtriya Indian Military College - Dehradun
  • Ajmer Military School
    Ajmer Military School
    Ajmer Military School, Ajmer, founded in 1930, is a military school located in Ajmer, Rajasthan state, India.The objective of the military school is to impart education to the boys to enable them to take examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and also to prepare them to...

  • Bangalore Military School
  • Belgaum Military School
    Belgaum Military School
    Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum is one of five military schools in India. Entrance tests for the military schools are held each year in December. About 70,000 to 80,000 students attend this test and around 350 students are selected. The selected candidates have to go through a medical check up....

  • Chail Military School
    Chail Military School
    Chail Military School is a residential school in Himachal Pradesh, India, established after the First World War in 1922 with a donation of 250,000 from King George V’s patriotic fund. The foundation stone of the school was laid by King George V in February 1922...

  • Dholpur Military School
    Dholpur Military School
    Dholpur Military School is one of the five military schools of India.Also known as KGRIMC, King George Royal Indian Military College,Dholpur and is situated in Dholpur in Rajasthan and was established in 1962....

  • Sainik Schools in all states of the country
    Sainik School
    The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India, to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the Indian Military, and to...

  • Military academies in India
    Military academies in India
    The Indian military services have established numerous and distinguished academies and staff colleges across India for the purpose of training professional soldiers in new generation military sciences, warfare command and strategy, and associated technologies....


Indonesia


Akademi Angkatan Bersenjata Republic Indonesia (Indonesia Military Academy)http://www.akmil.ac.id/ Founded in Yogyakarta, October 13, 1945 in order of General Staff Chief of Indonesia Army Leut. Gen Urip Sumoharjo with name Militaire Academie (MA) Yogyakarta.
Now, Tentara Nasional Indonesia (National Military of Indonesia), placed each academy into:

Indonesian Army
  • Akademi Militer - Akmil (Military Academy), located in Magelang
    Magelang
    Magelang is one of the largest cities of the 1,130 km² Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. It is also the largest town in the Kedu Plain between Mount Merbabu and Mount Sumbing in Central Java, Indonesia...

    , Province of Jawa Tengah


Indonesian Air Force
  • Akademi Angkatan Udara - AAU (Air Force Academy), located in Yogyakarta, Province of Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta


Indonesian Navy
  • Akademi Angkatan Laut - AAL (Naval Academy), located in Surabaya
    Surabaya
    Surabaya is Indonesia's second-largest city with a population of over 2.7 million , and the capital of the province of East Java...

    , Province of Jawa Timur

Italy


High School level institutions (only for Classical and Scientific Liceum, starting from grade 10):
  • Scuola Militare Nunziatella, founded during the Borbonic Period in 1787, in Italian Army, Naples
  • Scuola Militare Teulié, Italian Army, Milan
  • Scuola Militare Navale Morosini, Italian Navy, Venice
  • Scuola Militare Aeronautica Douhet, Italian Air Force, Florence

The 2009-2010 Schoolyear has been the first one with girls attending those schools.

University level institutions:
  • Accademia Militare, Modena
    Modena
    Modena is a city and comune on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy....

  • Scuola di Applicazione, Torino
  • Accademia Navale, Livorno
    Livorno
    Livorno , traditionally Leghorn , is a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno, having a population of approximately 160,000 residents in 2009.- History :...

  • Accademia Aeronautica, Pozzuoli
    Pozzuoli
    Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the province of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. It is the main city of the Phlegrean peninsula.-History:Pozzuoli began as the Greek colony of Dicaearchia...

  • Scuola Ufficiali Carabinieri, Rome
    Rome
    Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in . The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.Rome's history spans two and a half...

  • Accademia della Guardia di Finanza, Bergamo
    Bergamo
    Bergamo is a town and comune in Lombardy, Italy, about 40 km northeast of Milan. The comune is home to over 120,000 inhabitants. It is served by the Orio al Serio Airport, which also serves the Province of Bergamo, and to a lesser extent the metropolitan area of Milan...


Japan

  • National Defense Academy of Japan
    National Defense Academy of Japan
    , abbreviated is a four-year university-level military academy aimed to educate and train students who will be officers in three services of the Japan Self-Defense Forces...

     (University level)
  • National Defense Medical College
    National Defense Medical College
    The is Japan's six-year university-level military academy under control of the Ministry of Defense whose objectives are to train future military officers who are also medical doctors and current military doctors with advanced level of theory and application of medical sciences required to conduct...

     (Medical, university level)
  • Officer Candidate Training Schools (for each of Ground, Maritime and Air Self-defense forces)

Korea, South



The three main military academies:
  • Korea Military Academy
    Korea Military Academy
    Korea Military Academy or KMA is a Republic of Korea Army institution for the undergraduate education and military training of officer cadets. It is located in Nowon-gu, a northeast district of Seoul, South Korea...

     (Army
    Republic of Korea Army
    The Republic of Korea Army is the largest of the military branches of the South Korean armed forces with 520,000 members as of 2010...

    )
  • The Naval Academy of Korea
  • Korea Air Force Academy
    Korea Air Force Academy
    Korea Air Force Academy is a Republic of Korea Air Force institution for the undergraduate education and military training of officers. It is located at Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea...



Other military academies:
  • Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon
    Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon
    Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon or KAAY is a Republic of Korea Army institution for the undergraduate education and military training of officers. It is located in Yeongcheon, a South district of Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea...

    , formerly Korea Third Military Academy
  • Armed Forces Nursing Academy
    Armed Forces Nursing Academy
    Armed Forces Nursing Academy is a college located in Yuseong-gu, South Korea....


Malaysia


Secondary
Secondary education
Secondary education is the stage of education following primary education. Secondary education includes the final stage of compulsory education and in many countries it is entirely compulsory. The next stage of education is usually college or university...

 level institutions:

University Level of Education

Specialist Training & Staff
Staff college
Staff colleges train military officers in the administrative, staff and policy aspects of their profession. It is usual for such training to occur at several levels in a career...

 institutions:

Reserve Officer Training Units ( or ) or ROTU exists only in public universities in Malaysia. This is a tertiary institution based officer commissioning program to equip students as officer cadets with military knowledge and understanding for service as Commissioned Officers in the reserve components of the various branches of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Mexico

  • Heroica Escuela Naval Militar
    Heroica Escuela Naval Militar
    The Heroica Escuela Naval Militar is the officer training academy of the Mexican Navy.It began operations on 1 June 1897 with a group of cadets from the Army's Colegio Militar who had expressed an interest in training as naval officers....

  • Heroico Colegio Militar
    Heroic Military Academy (Mexico)
    The Heroic Military College is a military educational institution founded in Mexico in 1823 in the former Palace of the Inquisition, under the name Cadet Academy taken in 1823 the name of Colegio Militar, settling in Perote, Veracruz, to return to Mexico City and occupied the Betlemitas monastery...

  • Colegio del Aire

New Zealand


Tier One - Initial Officer Training
  • New Zealand Commissioning Course, Waiouru
    Waiouru
    Waiouru is a small town in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. It is on the North Island Volcanic Plateau, 25 kilometres south-east of Mount Ruapehu, and in the Ruapehu District....

     (NZ Army)
  • Initial Officer Training, Woodbourne
    RNZAF Base Woodbourne
    RNZAF Base Woodbourne is a base of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, located 8 km west of Blenheim.Woodbourne was established in 1939 as the base for No. 2 Service Flying Training School . Also located nearby during WWII were the ground training camps of the Delta. In 1942-43, Nos 16 and 18...

    , (RNZAF)
  • Officer Training School, Devonport Naval Base
    Devonport Naval Base
    Devonport Naval Base is the home of the Royal New Zealand Navy, located at Devonport, New Zealand on Auckland's North Shore. It is currently the only base of the navy that operates ships, and was a navy base from as far back as 1841...



Tier Two - Junior Officer Education
  • NZDF Junior Staff Course, New Zealand Defence College
    New Zealand Defence College
    The New Zealand Defence College is the premier educational institute for the New Zealand Defence Force and is located at Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt . The New Zealand Defence College provides professional military education to New Zealand Defence Force officers...



Tier Three - Senior Officer Education
  • NZDF Staff Course, New Zealand Defence College
    New Zealand Defence College
    The New Zealand Defence College is the premier educational institute for the New Zealand Defence Force and is located at Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt . The New Zealand Defence College provides professional military education to New Zealand Defence Force officers...


Nigeria


High school training:
  • Nigerian Military School
    Nigerian Military School
    The history of the Nigerian Military School Zaria dates back to 1954 when the Boys-Company of Nigeria was established under the auspices of Nigerian Regiment Training centre of the Royal West African Frontier Force . The school was established along with three others in the British Colonial West...

    , Zaria
    Zaria
    Zaria may refer to:*Zaria, a city in Kaduna State, Nigeria*Zaria , or Zoria, the Slavic goddess of beauty*Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, a member of the Dutch royal family...

     - Nigerian Army
    Nigerian Army
    The Nigerian Army the largest of the Nigerian Armed Forces, has about 100,000 professional personnel. The original elements of the Royal West African Frontier Force in Nigeria were formed in 1900....

     military school for boys;
  • Air Force Military School, Jos, Nigeria, located in Jos
    Jos
    Jos is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria.The city has a population of about 1.5 million residents. Popularly called "J-town" or "Jesus Our Saviour" by the residents, it is the administrative capital of Plateau State....

     - Nigerian Air Force
    Nigerian Air Force
    The Nigerian Air Force is the air arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces.It is one of the largest in West Africa, consisting of about 15,000 personnel and aircraft including 15 Chengdu F-7s, and 24 Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jets, armed helicopters, and military transport aircraft. However in recent years...

     military school for boys;
  • Air Force Girls Military School, Jos
    Jos
    Jos is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria.The city has a population of about 1.5 million residents. Popularly called "J-town" or "Jesus Our Saviour" by the residents, it is the administrative capital of Plateau State....

     - Nigerian Air Force
    Nigerian Air Force
    The Nigerian Air Force is the air arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces.It is one of the largest in West Africa, consisting of about 15,000 personnel and aircraft including 15 Chengdu F-7s, and 24 Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jets, armed helicopters, and military transport aircraft. However in recent years...

     military school for girls.

Undergraduate officer training:
  • Nigerian Defence Academy
    Nigerian Defence Academy
    The Nigerian Defence Academy at Kaduna is the only Military University in Nigeria.The NDA was established in January 1964 as a reformation of the British run Royal Military Forces Training College , which had been renamed the Nigerian Military Training College on independence...

    , Kaduna
    Kaduna
    Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-central Nigeria. The city, located on the Kaduna River, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. The population of Kaduna is at 760,084 as of the 2006 Nigerian census...

      - Nigerian Armed Forces university school;

Postgraduate officer training:
  • Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji
    Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji
    The Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji is a training facility for the Nigerian Armed Forces, including the army, air force and navy. It is near the village of Jaji, Nigeria, about 35 km northeast of Kaduna in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria.-History:The Army...

    , at Jaji, Kaduna
    Kaduna
    Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-central Nigeria. The city, located on the Kaduna River, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. The population of Kaduna is at 760,084 as of the 2006 Nigerian census...

     - joint Nigerian Armed Forces higher studies institute.
  • Nigerian Army College of Logistics, Lagos
    Lagos
    Lagos is a port and the most populous conurbation in Nigeria. With a population of 7,937,932, it is currently the third most populous city in Africa after Cairo and Kinshasa, and currently estimated to be the second fastest growing city in Africa...

     - school for training middle career Nigerian Army
    Nigerian Army
    The Nigerian Army the largest of the Nigerian Armed Forces, has about 100,000 professional personnel. The original elements of the Royal West African Frontier Force in Nigeria were formed in 1900....

     officers on military logistics;
  • Nigerian Defence College, Abuja
    Abuja
    Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory . Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos...

    , - school for training senior officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces and also some members of the civil service.

Norway


Undergraduate officer training
  • Norwegian Military Academy
    Norwegian Military Academy
    The Norwegian Army Academy was established in 1750. It is the oldest university-level educational institution in Norway, and one of the oldest active military academies in the world. Krigsskolen primarily educates officers for the Norwegian Army. There are separate academies for the Royal...

    , Linderud/Oslo (Norwegian Army)
  • Norwegian Naval Academy
    Norwegian Naval Academy
    - External links :*...

    , Laksevåg/Bergen (Royal Norwegian Navy)
  • Norwegian Air Force Academy
    Norwegian Air Force Academy
    The Norwegian Air Force Academy is the officer training school of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. It was established in 1949 and last reformed its education system in 2005 according to the contemporary reform in Norwegian civilian university education...

    , Trondheim (Royal Norwegian Air Force)


Postgraduate training
  • Norwegian Defence Staff College, Oslo (Joint)
  • Norwegian National Defence College, Oslo (Civil Service/Very senior officers)

Pakistan


The Pakistan Military Academy
Pakistan Military Academy
The Pakistan Military Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service military academy. It is located at Kakul near Abbottabad in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan....

 is the sole supplier of officers to the Pakistan Army
Pakistan Army
The Pakistan Army is the branch of the Pakistani Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. The Pakistan Army came into existence after the Partition of India and the resulting independence of Pakistan in 1947. It is currently headed by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The Pakistan...

 while the Pakistan Air Force Academy
Pakistan Air Force Academy
"RAF Risalpur", "Risalpur Airbase/Airfield" & "Pakistan Air Force/PAF Base Risalpur" redirects here.The Pakistan Air Force Academy also known as PAFA, is an accredited co-educational four-year college for the undergraduate education of officer candidates for the Pakistan Air Force...

 supplies officers and fighter pilots to the Pakistan Air Force
Pakistan Air Force
The Pakistan Air Force is the leading air arm of the Pakistan Armed Forces and is primarily tasked with the aerial defence of Pakistan with a secondary role of providing air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy. The PAF also has a tertiary role of providing strategic air transport...

. The officers for the Pakistan Navy
Pakistan Navy
The Pakistan Navy is the naval warfare/service branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Pakistan's Navy is responsible for Pakistan's coastline along the Arabian Sea and the defense of important civilian harbors and military bases...

 are supplied by the Pakistan Naval Academy
Pakistan Naval Academy
The Pakistan Naval Academy The Pakistan Naval Academy The Pakistan Naval Academy (formerly known as Pakistan Naval Station Rahbar (PNS Rahbar) is a four-year coeducational federal military academy located in Manora Island, Sindh Province, Pakistan...

.

Panama


Centro de Enseñanza Superior Dr. Justo Arosemena

http://www.policia.gob.pa/direcciones/dnrrhh/ces.html

Peru


Undergraduate officer training
  • Chorrillos Military School
    Chorrillos Military School
    The Chorrillos Military School is the institution in charge of the undergraduate education of officers of the Peruvian Army. It is located at Chorrillos, Lima, Peru, hence its name. Its current director is Brigade General Walter Martos Ruiz. It was also the alma mater of Manuel Noriega....

     (Peruvian Army)
  • Peruvian Naval School
    Peruvian Naval School
    The Peruvian Naval School is the institution in charge of the undergraduate education of officers of the Peruvian Navy. It's located at La Punta, Callao, overlooking the Pacific Ocean...

     (Peruvian Navy)
  • Peruvian Air Force Officers' School (Peruvian Air Force)

Philippines


The Philippines patterned all its military academies after the United States Military Academy
United States Military Academy
The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, north of New York City...

 (WEST POINT) and the United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States Service academies...

.

These colleges are operated by the Philippine Government which serves 4 years of different baccalaureate degrees :
  • Philippine Military Academy
    Philippine Military Academy
    The Philippine Military Academy or PMA, is the Philippine military school for the Armed Forces of the Philippines . PMA was established on December 21, 1936 by the virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 1 . PMA is located in Baguio, Benguet province...

    , City of Baguio - It is a primary training school for regular commissionship as officers of the Philippine Army
    Philippine Army
    The Philippine Army is the ground arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines . Its official name in Tagalog is Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas. On July 23, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III appointed Maj. Gen...

    , Philippine Navy
    Philippine Navy
    The Philippine Navy is the naval arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines . Its official name in Filipino is Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas, literally, "Sea Force of the Philippines"....

    , Philippine Marine Corps
    Philippine Marine Corps
    The Philippine Marine Corps is the marine corps of the Philippines, and is part of the Philippine Navy.- History :...

     and the Philippine Air Force
    Philippine Air Force
    The Philippine Air Force is the air force of the Republic of the Philippines, and one of the three main services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Its official name in Filipino is Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas....

    , and it is under the control of the Department of National Defense. It was formerly named as the Philippine Constabulary School but was renamed before the 30's. during the american era, U.S. Army Cavalry Officers established the school for the professionalization of the defunct Philippine Constabulary
    Philippine Constabulary
    The Philippine Constabulary ' was the oldest of four service commands of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It was a gendarmerie type para-military police force of the Philippines established in 1901 by the United States-appointed administrative authority replacing the Guardia Civil...

     enlisted personnel. In 1992, PMA stopped producing constabulary cadets after the creation of the Republic Act 6975. Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police merged and renamed as The Philippine National Police.


  • Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
    Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
    The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy is a premiere merchant marine academy in the Philippines. Operated by the Filipino government under the supervision of the Commission on Higher Education , the academy is located in San Narciso, in the province of Zambales. Students are called midshipmen but...

    , Zambales
    Zambales
    Zambales is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is Iba. Zambales borders Pangasinan to the north, Tarlac and Pampanga to the east, and Bataan to the south. The province lies between the South China Sea and the Zambales Mountains. With a land area of...

     - It is a school for midshipmen who shall serve in different private shipping companies, foreign or local. midshipmen may serve in the Philippine Coast Guard
    Philippine Coast Guard
    The Philippine Coast Guard is a maritime law enforcement agency operating under the Department of Transportation and Communications of the Philippines....

     as an ensign after graduation depending upon their choice. all PMMA midshipmen are automatically appointed by the president of the Philippines as ensign in the Philippine Navy reserve force.

  • Philippine National Police Academy, Cavite
    Cavite
    Cavite is a province of the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, just 30 kilometers south of Manila. Cavite is surrounded by Laguna to the east, Metro Manila to the northeast, and Batangas to the south...

     - during the 80's, it served as a school for selected enlisted personnel and civilians to join as an Police/Fire Lieutenants in the defunct Integrated National Police
    Integrated National Police
    The Integrated National Police was one of two national police forces in the Philippines prior to 1991...

    . after the merging of the Philippine Constabulary
    Philippine Constabulary
    The Philippine Constabulary ' was the oldest of four service commands of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It was a gendarmerie type para-military police force of the Philippines established in 1901 by the United States-appointed administrative authority replacing the Guardia Civil...

     and INP in January 1, 1991. The Philippine National Police Academy graduates are automatically appointed as Inspectors/Lieutenants in the Philippine National Police
    Philippine National Police
    The Philippine National Police is the national police force of the Republic of the Philippines. It is both a national and a local police force in that it does provides all law enforcement services throughout the Philippines...

    , Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology according to their choice of public safety curriculum.


A single private college in the Philippines that trains students militarily.
  • Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
    Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
    The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific is a non-stock, non-profit maritime higher educational institution which is owned, developed and operated by the . AMOSUP President Capt. Gregorio S...

    , Bataan
    Bataan
    Bataan is a province of the Philippines occupying the whole of the Bataan Peninsula on Luzon. The province is part of the Central Luzon region. The capital of Bataan is Balanga City and it is bordered by the provinces of Zambales and Pampanga to the north...

     - a private naval college that is under the Commission on Higher Education
    Commission on Higher Education
    Commission on Higher Education can refer to:*Commission on Higher Education - Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, U.S.A.*Commission on Higher Education - Commission on Higher Education in New Jersey, U.S.A....

     just like the PMMA, but this academy is owned by a private association named as the Associated Marine Officer's And Seamen's Union of the Philippines or AMOSUP. trains midshipmen for private shipping companies, or the Philippine Coast Guard.

Poland

  • National Defence University in Warsaw
    Warsaw
    Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly from the Baltic Sea and from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855 residents with a greater metropolitan area of 2,631,902 residents, making Warsaw the 10th most...

  • Jarosław Dąbrowski Military University of Technology in Warsaw
  • Tadeusz Kościuszko Land Forces Military Academy
    Tadeusz Kosciuszko Land Forces Military Academy
    The Tadeusz Kościuszko Land Forces Military Academy is a Polish Land Forces military academy in Wrocław, Poland....

     in Wrocław
  • Polish Air Force Academy
    Polish Air Force Academy
    The Polish Air Force Academy is located in Deblin, eastern Poland. The Air Force Academy is an accredited university for the undergraduate education of officers for the Polish Air Force...

     in Dęblin
    Deblin
    Dęblin is a town, population 19,500 , at the confluence of Vistula and Wieprz rivers, in Lublin Voivodeship, Poland. Dęblin is the part of the agglomeration with adjacent towns of Ryki and Puławy, which altogether has over 100 000 inhabitants....

  • Heroes of Westerplatte Maritime Force Academy in Gdynia
    Gdynia
    Gdynia is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport of Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.Located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia is part of a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdańsk and suburban communities, which together...

  • Faculty of Military Medicine of the Medical University in Łódź


Defunct:
  • Dzerzhinsky Political-Military Academy
    Dzerzhinsky Political-Military Academy in Warsaw
    Felix Dzerzhinsky Political-Military Academy in Warsaw – was soviet style military academy established by communists in Warsaw 1951-1990.It was an institution founded for indoctrination of higher command of Ludowe Wojsko Polskie...

     in Warsaw

Portugal


High school training:
  • Colégio Militar
    Colégio Militar
    Colégio Militar is a military school in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded by General António Teixeira Rebelo in 1803. Its initial location was S. Julião da Barra Fort, in Oeiras...

    , Lisbon
    Lisbon
    Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 545,245 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3 million on an area of , making it the 9th most populous urban...

     - military school for boys;
  • Instituto de Odivelas, Odivelas
    Odivelas
    Odivelas is a civil parish in Odivelas Municipality in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal.. The city has a population of 50,846. The municipality is composed of 7 parishes, and is located in the District of Lisbon....

     - military school for girls;
  • Instituto dos Pupilos do Exército, Lisbon - vocational education military school.

Polytechnical training:
  • Escola do Serviço de Saúde Militar, Lisbon - Portuguese Armed Forces
    Portuguese Armed Forces
    The armed forces of Portugal, commonly known as the Portuguese Armed Forces encompasses a Navy , an Army and an Air Force...

     nurse and paramedic school.

Undergraduate officer training:
  • Academia Militar, Lisbon and Amadora
    Amadora
    Amadora is a city and a municipality in Portugal, in the northwest of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The city and municipality population is 175,872 in eleven freguesias . With an area of 23.77 km², it is the most densely populated municipality of Portugal...

      - Portuguese Army
    Portuguese Army
    The Portuguese Army is the ground branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces which, in co-operation with other branches of the Portuguese military, is charged with the defence of Portugal...

     and Republican National Guard
    Portuguese Republican National Guard
    The term Republican National Guard may refer to:*Italian National Republican Guard*Portuguese National Republican Guard...

     university school;
  • Escola Naval
    Portuguese Naval School
    The Portuguese Naval School is a university-level naval academy in Lisbon, Portugal. Founded in 1845, the school is located at the Lisbon Naval Base, on the south bank of the Tagus river.-Academics:...

    , Almada
    Almada
    Almada is a municipality in Portugal, covering an area of 70.2 km² located on the southern margin of the Tagus River. Its municipal population in 2008 was 164,844 inhabitants; the urbanized center had a population of 102,357.The seat is the city of Almada....

     - Portuguese Navy
    Portuguese Navy
    The Portuguese Navy is the naval branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces which, in cooperation and integrated with the other branches of the Portuguese military, is charged with the military defence of Portugal....

     university school;
  • Academia da Força Aérea
    Portuguese Air Force Academy
    The Air Force Academy is a Portuguese military higher education institution whose aim is to provide all its students with the training and the experience that will enable them to graduate having gained the knowledge and the character qualities that are essential for leadership, and the motivation...

    , Sintra
    Sintra
    Sintra is a town within the municipality of Sintra in the Grande Lisboa subregion of Portugal. Owing to its 19th century Romantic architecture and landscapes, becoming a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the urbanized suburbs and capital of Lisbon.In addition to...

     - Portuguese Air Force
    Portuguese Air Force
    The Portuguese Air Force is the air force of Portugal. Formed on July 1, 1952, with the Aeronáutica Militar and Aviação Naval united in a single independent Air Force, it is one of the three branches of the Portuguese Armed Forces and its origins dates back to 1912, when the military aviation...

     university school;

Postgraduate officer training:
  • Instituto de Estudos Superiores Militares, at Lisbon - joint Portuguese Armed Forces higher studies institute.

No longer operational:
  • Instituto Superior Militar, Águeda - school for training NCOs to become officers;
  • Escola Superior Politécnica do Exército, Amadora - school for training NCOs to become officers.

Romania

  • Carol I Defense National University (Universitatea Nationala de Aparare Carol I), Bucharest
    Bucharest
    Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, at , and lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River....

  • Technical Military Academy
    Technical Military Academy of Bucharest
    The Academia Tehnică Militară is a public university in Bucharest, Romania, founded in 1949....

     (Academia Tehnică Militară), Bucharest
  • Land Forces
    Romanian Land Forces
    The Romanian Land Forces is the army of Romania, and the main component of the Romanian Armed Forces. In recent years, full professionalisation and a major equipment overhaul have transformed the nature of the force.The Romanian Land Forces were founded on...

    :
    • Nicolae Bălcescu Land Forces Academy, Sibiu
      Sibiu
      Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, Romania with a population of 154,548. Located some 282 km north-west of Bucharest, the city straddles the Cibin River, a tributary of the river Olt...

  • Air Forces:
    • Academia Fortelor Aeriene (Air Forces Academy), Braṣov
      Brasov
      Brașov is a city in Romania and the capital of Brașov County.According to the last Romanian census, from 2002, there were 284,596 people living within the city of Brașov, making it the 8th most populated city in Romania....

  • Naval Forces
    Romanian Naval Forces
    The Romanian Navy is the navy branch of the Romanian Armed Forces; it operates in the Black Sea and on the Danube.-History:-Development of the Romanian Navy:The Romanian Navy has been founded in 1860 as a river flotilla on the Danube...

    :
    • Mircea cel Bătrân Naval Academy
      Mircea cel Batrân Naval Academy
      The Mircea cel Bătrân Naval Academy is a higher education institution based in the Black Sea port of Constanţa that trains officers for the Romanian Naval Forces, as well as maritime officers and engineers for the merchant marine.-History:...

      , Constanṭa
      Constanta
      Constanța is the oldest extant city in Romania, founded around 600 BC. The city is located in the Dobruja region of Romania, on the Black Sea coast. It is the capital of Constanța County and the largest city in the region....


Russia



See also: Cadet Corps (Russia)
Cadet Corps (Russia)
The Cadet Corps is an admissions-based all boys military academy which prepared boys to become commissioned officers. Boys between the ages of 8 and 15 were enrolled. It was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire in 1731 by Tsarina Anne. The term of education was seven years...

, Soviet military academies
Soviet military academies
There were/are a number of military academies in the Soviet Union/Russia of different specialties.Unlike Western military academies such as West Point, Soviet, now Russian, military and police institutions referred to as "academy" are post-graduate professional military schools for experienced...



The first stage of training:
  • The Cadet Corps
    Cadet Corps (Russia)
    The Cadet Corps is an admissions-based all boys military academy which prepared boys to become commissioned officers. Boys between the ages of 8 and 15 were enrolled. It was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire in 1731 by Tsarina Anne. The term of education was seven years...

     is an admissions-based military middle school for young boys that was founded in the Russian Empire
    Russian Empire
    The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until the Russian Revolution of 1917. It was the successor to the Tsardom of Russia and the predecessor of the Soviet Union...

     in the year 1732, soon becoming widespread throughout the country.
  • Omsk
    Omsk
    -History:The wooden fort of Omsk was erected in 1716 to protect the expanding Russian frontier along the Ishim and the Irtysh rivers against the Kyrgyz nomads of the Steppes...

     Cadet Corps
  • Karelia
    Karelia
    Karelia , the land of the Karelian peoples, is an area in Northern Europe of historical significance for Finland, Russia, and Sweden...

     Cadet Corps
  • Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third largest city in Siberia, with the population of 973,891. Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of Russia's largest producers of...

     Cadet Corps
  • Magnitogorsk
    Magnitogorsk
    Magnitogorsk is a mining and industrial city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the eastern side of the extreme southern extent of the Ural Mountains by the Ural River. Population: 418,545 ;...

     Cadet Corps
  • Georgy Zhukov
    Georgy Zhukov
    Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov , was a Russian career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played a pivotal role in leading the Red Army through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the Soviet Union and other nations from the Axis Powers' occupation...

     Moscow
    Moscow
    Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...

     Cadet Corps
  • Moscow Cossacks Cadet Corps
  • Moscow Cadet Corps of Military Music
  • Moscow Cadet Corps of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia
  • St.Petersburg Space Forces Cadet Corps
  • St.Petersburg Strategic Rocket Forces
    Strategic Rocket Forces
    The Strategic Missile Troops or Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation or RVSN RF , transliteration: Raketnye voyska strategicheskogo naznacheniya Rossiyskoy Federatsii, literally Missile Troops of Strategic Designation of the Russian Federation) are a military branch of the Russian...

     Cadet Corps
  • The 1st St.Petersburg Border guard
    Border guard
    The border guard, frontier guard, border patrol, border police, or frontier police of a country is a national security agency that performs border control, i.e., enforces the security of the country's national borders....

     Cadet Corps of the FSB
  • Tambov
    Tambov
    Tambov is a city and the administrative center of Tambov Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Tsna and Studenets Rivers southeast of Moscow...

     Cadet Corps
  • Toliatti Cadet Corps
  • Ufa
    Ufa
    -Demographics:Nationally, dominated by Russian , Bashkirs and Tatars . In addition, numerous are Ukrainians , Chuvash , Mari , Belarusians , Mordovians , Armenian , Germans , Jews , Azeris .-Government and administration:Local...

     Cadet Corps
  • The Sea Cadet Corps
  • Kronstadt
    Kronstadt
    Kronstadt , also spelled Kronshtadt, Cronstadt |crown]]" and Stadt for "city"); is a municipal town in Kronshtadtsky District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia, located on Kotlin Island, west of Saint Petersburg proper near the head of the Gulf of Finland. Population: It is also...

     S.C.C.
  • Moscow Representative Sea Cadet Corps of the Navigation and Mathematics School


The second stage of training:
  • Suvorov Military School
    Suvorov Military School
    The Suvorov Military Schools are a type of boarding school in the former Soviet Union and in modern Russia and Belarus for boys of 14-18. Education in such these schools focuses on military related subjects. The schools are named after Alexander Suvorov, the great 18th century general.Their naval...

     are a type of boarding school in modern Russia for boys of 14-18. Education in such these schools focuses on military related subjects.
  • Kazan
    Kazan
    Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1,143,546 , it is the eighth most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the...

     S.M.S.
  • Moscow
    Moscow
    Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...

     S.M.S.
  • North Caucasus
    North Caucasus
    The North Caucasus is the northern part of the Caucasus region between the Black and Caspian Seas and within European Russia. The term is also used as a synonym for the North Caucasus economic region of Russia....

     S.M.S.
  • St.Petersburg Space Forces S.M.S.
  • Tver
    Tver
    Tver is a city and the administrative center of Tver Oblast, Russia. Population: 403,726 ; 408,903 ;...

     S.M.S.
  • Ulyanovsk
    Ulyanovsk
    Ulyanovsk The city is the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin , for whom it is named.-History:Simbirsk was founded in 1648 by the boyar Bogdan Khitrovo. The fort of "Simbirsk" was strategically placed on a hill on the Western bank of the Volga River...

     S.M.S.
  • Ussuriysk
    Ussuriysk
    Ussuriysk is a city in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located in the fertile valley of the Razdolnaya River, north of Vladivostok and about from both the Chinese border and the Pacific Ocean. Population: -Medieval history:...

     S.M.S.
  • Yekaterinburg
    Yekaterinburg
    Yekaterinburg is a major city in the central part of Russia, the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast. Situated on the eastern side of the Ural mountain range, it is the main industrial and cultural center of the Urals Federal District with a population of 1,350,136 , making it Russia's...

     S.M.S.
  • Nakhimov Naval School
    Nakhimov Naval School
    The Nakhimov Naval School or simply Nakhimov School is a form of military education for teenagers introduced in the Soviet Union and once also located in other cities. They are named after Imperial Russian admiral Pavel Nakhimov....

     is a form of higher military education for teenagers introduced in modern Russia.
  • St.Petersburg N.N.S.


The third stage of training:
  • Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces
  • Gagarin Air Force Academy
    Gagarin Air Force Academy
    Gagarin Air Force Academy is the name of a Russian military aviation academy located in Monino , Moscow Region.Gagarin Air Force Academy is one of the leading military educational institutions preparing high ranking military personnel for the Russian Air Force.Among the academy alumni are around...

     (now the Gagarin-Zhukovsky Combined Air Force Academy)
  • Military Engineering-Technical University
    Military Engineering-Technical University
    The Saint Petersburg Military Engineering-Technical University , previously known as the Saint Petersburg Nikolaevsky Engineering Academy, was established in 1810 under Alexander I...

  • Saint Petersburg Mining Institute
    Saint Petersburg Mining Institute
    The G. V. Plekhanov Saint Petersburg State Mining Institute and Technical University is Russia's oldest higher education institute devoted to engineering...

  • Fleet Admiral Nikolai Kuznetsov Naval Academy
  • Pacific Naval Institute
  • Moscow
    Moscow
    Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...

     Peter the Great Strategic Rocket Forces
    Strategic Rocket Forces
    The Strategic Missile Troops or Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation or RVSN RF , transliteration: Raketnye voyska strategicheskogo naznacheniya Rossiyskoy Federatsii, literally Missile Troops of Strategic Designation of the Russian Federation) are a military branch of the Russian...

     Academy
    Academy
    An academy is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership.The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece. In the western world academia is the...

  • Baltic Naval Institute
  • Military University of the Ministry of Defense of Russia
  • Yekaterinburg Force Command School of Artillery
  • Air General Staff Center of Missile and Air Defense Excellence
  • Khabarovsk Military Commanders Training Academy
  • Civil Defense Academy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
  • Sergey Kirov Military Communications Academy
  • St. Petersburg Academy of Physical Culture, Fitness and Sports


The forth stage of training:
  • General Staff Academy
    General Staff Academy (Russia)
    The General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was founded in 1936 in Moscow by Leonid Govorov. It was the senior Soviet and now Russian professional school for officers....


Singapore

  • Officer Cadet School
    Officer Cadet School (Singapore)
    Officer Cadet School is one of the several training establishments within the SAFTI Military Institute camp complex. Its role is to train officers of all three services of the Singapore Armed Forces...

  • Singapore Command and Staff College
    Singapore Command and Staff College
    The Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College is one of five officer schools of the SAFTI Military Institute of the Singapore Armed Forces . It was formerly the Singapore Command and Staff College but was named after Goh Keng Swee in 2011...


Spain

  • Academia General Militar, Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    Zaragoza , also called Saragossa in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain...

  • Academia General del Aire, San Javier
  • Escuela Naval Militar de Oficiales, Marín
    Marín, Pontevedra
    Marín is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. In this town is settled the Spanish Navy as the “Escuela Naval Militar de Oficiales of Marin is located here.-Demographics:Population growth....


Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka has one defense university taking cadets from all three armed services , 3 non-university level Military Academies, one for each armed service providing basic training for officer and a Command and Staff College for senior officers of the three armed services.
The General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, was established in 1980 and is named after Gen. Sri John Kotelawala the 2nd Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

University
  • General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
    General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
    General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University located at Kandawala, Ratmalana, Colombo, is a joint services academy where cadets of the three wings Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force are trained before they go for their pre-commission training to their academies...

    , Colombo
    Colombo
    Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital of the country, since Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a satellite city of Colombo...


Officer training
  • Sri Lanka Military Academy
    Sri Lanka Military Academy
    The Sri Lanka Military Academy , commonly known simply as Diyatalawa, is the Sri Lanka Army's officer initial training centre located in the garrison town of Diyatalawa in the central highlands of Sri Lanka....

    , Diyatalawa
    Diyatalawa
    Diyatalawa is a garrison town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, in the Badulla District of Uva Province. It is at an altitude of and has become a popular destination for local holiday makers...

  • Naval and Maritime Academy
    Naval and Maritime Academy
    Naval and Maritime Academy , Trincomalee, is the location of initial officer training in the Sri Lanka Navy, and is located within SLN Dockyard, Trincomalee. It received university status in 2001...

    , Trincomalee
    Trincomalee
    Trincomalee is a port city in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka and lies on the east coast of the island, about 113 miles south of Jaffna. It has a population of approximately 100,000 . The city is built on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbours. Overlooking the Kottiyar Bay,...

  • Air Force Academy, SLAF China Bay
    SLAF China Bay
    SLAF China Bay is a Sri Lanka Air Force base located at China Bay, Trincomalee. The airbase is situated close to the coast and has a long runway which is believed to be able to handle most modern aircraft...

    , Trincomalee

Staff training
  • Defence Services Command and Staff College
    Defence Services Command and Staff College
    The Defence Services Command and Staff College is situated at Batalanda, Makola 12 Kilometers away from Colombo and its aim to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of experienced officers of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy & the Sri Lanka Air Force to prepare them for the ranks...


Thailand

  • Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy
    Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy
    Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy or CRMA is the military academy of Royal Thai Army. Established in 1887 it has graduated the vast majority of Thailand's military leaders and many of them become Thai Prime Ministers.-History:...

     (University level)
  • Phramongkutklao College of Medicine (Medicine, University level)
  • Royal Thai Navy Academy (university level)
  • Royal Thai Air Force Academy (university level)

Turkey

  • Kara Harp Okulu
    Kara Harp Okulu
    The Turkish Military Academy, , is a four year co-educational military academy located in the center of Ankara. Its mission is to develop cadets mentally and physically for service as commissioned officers in the Turkish Army...

     (Turkish Military Academy)
  • Turkish Air Force Academy
    Turkish Air Force Academy
    The Turkish Air Force Academy was founded in 1951, replacing the Army Flight School and with the mandate to train the officers of the Turkish Air Force. Today it is a four-year institution of higher learning, providing an engineering education to Air Force cadets from Turkey as well as a number of...

  • Turkish Naval Academy
    Turkish Naval Academy
    The Turkish Naval Academy is a four year co-educational military academy located in the district of Tuzla in Istanbul. Its mission is to develop cadets mentally and physically for service as commissioned officers in the Turkish Navy...

  • 3 Turkish Military HighSchool
  • Turkish Naval High School
    Turkish Naval High School
    Deniz Lisesi, known in other languages by its English name Turkish Naval High School was known in Turkish as the Muhendishane-i Bahri Humayun and later the Mekteb-i Bahriye-i Sahane...


Uganda



Uganda maintains the followings military training institutions, as of December 2010:
  • Bihanga Military Training School - Located at Bihanga, in Ibanda District
    Ibanda District
    Ibanda District is a district in Western Uganda. As is the case with most Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town' of Ibanda, where the district headquarters are located.-Location:...

    , Western Uganda
    Western Region, Uganda
    Western Region is a region of Uganda. It is divided into the following districts:...

    .
  • Kalama Warfare Training School - Located at Kabamba, Mubende District
    Mubende District
    Mubende is a district in Central Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Mubende. Mubende District was reduced in size in July 2005 with the creation of Mityana District.-Location:...

  • National Leadership Institute (NALI) - Located at Kyankwanzi
    Kyankwanzi
    Kyankwanzi is a town in Central Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Kyankwanzi District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.-Location:...

    , Kyankwanzi District
    Kyankwanzi District
    Kyankwanzi District is a district in Central Uganda. The district is named after its 'chief town' of Kyankwanzi.-Location:Kyankwanzi District is bordered by Masindi District to the north, Nakaseke District to the east, Kiboga District to the southeast, Mubende District to the south, Kibaale...

  • Oliver Tambo School of Leadership - Located at Kaweweta, Nakaseke District
    Nakaseke District
    Nakaseke District is a district in Central Uganda. It is named after Nakaseke, the largest town in the district and the location of the district headquarters.-Location:...

  • Uganda Air Defence and Artillery School - Located at Nakasongola
    Nakasongola
    Nakasongola is a town in Central Uganda. It is the location of the district headquarters for Nakasongola District. The district is named after the town.-Location:...

     in Nakasongola District
    Nakasongola District
    Nakasongola District is a district in Central Uganda. The district is named after its 'chief town' of Nakasongola.-Location:Nakasongola District is bordered by Apac District to the northwest, Amolatar District to the northeast, Kayunga District to the east, Luweero District to the south, Nakaseke...

  • Uganda Airforce Academy - Located at Nakasongola
    Nakasongola
    Nakasongola is a town in Central Uganda. It is the location of the district headquarters for Nakasongola District. The district is named after the town.-Location:...

     in Nakasongola District
    Nakasongola District
    Nakasongola District is a district in Central Uganda. The district is named after its 'chief town' of Nakasongola.-Location:Nakasongola District is bordered by Apac District to the northwest, Amolatar District to the northeast, Kayunga District to the east, Luweero District to the south, Nakaseke...

  • University of Military Science and Technology
    University of Military Science and Technology
    The University of Military Science and Technology , is a tertiary institution of higher learning, that instructs qualified military officers and technicians in various fields of engineering and science...

     - Located at Lugazi
    Lugazi
    Lugazi is a town in Buikwe District, in Central Uganda. The town is also called Kawolo, and the two names are interchangeably used by the local inhabitants.-Location:...

    , Buikwe District
    Buikwe District
    Buikwe District is a district in the Central Region of Uganda. It is named after its 'chief town', Buikwe, where the district headquarters are located.-Location:...

  • Uganda Junior Staff College
    Uganda Junior Staff College
    The Uganda Junior Staff College, is a staff college in Uganda, East Africa. Typically, graduates are commanders in the Uganda People's Defence Force. Other African countries also send their cadets to the college for training.-Location:...

     - Located at Qaddafi Barracks, Jinja
    Jinja, Uganda
    Jinja is the largest town in Uganda, Africa. It is the second busiest commercial center in the country, after Kampala, Uganda's capital and only city. Jinja was established in 1907.-Location:...

  • Uganda Military Academy
    Uganda Military Academy
    The Uganda Military Academy, is a military academy in Uganda, East Africa. Traditionally, graduates of the Military Academy are commissioned as officers in the Uganda People's Defence Force. Other African countries also send their cadets to the academy for training...

     - Located at Kabamba, Mubende District
    Mubende District
    Mubende is a district in Central Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Mubende. Mubende District was reduced in size in July 2005 with the creation of Mityana District.-Location:...

  • Uganda Senior Command and Staff College
    Uganda Senior Command and Staff College
    The Uganda Senior Command and Staff College , is a training facility for the Military of Uganda, including the army, air force and special forces.-Location:...

     - Located at Kimaka
    Kimaka
    Kimaka is a neighborhood in the city of Jinja, in Eastern Uganda.-Location:Kimaka is bordered by to the west by the Nile River, , to the south by the Kampala-Jinja Highway , to the east by Qaddafi Barracks and to the north by the area...

    , Jinja
    Jinja, Uganda
    Jinja is the largest town in Uganda, Africa. It is the second busiest commercial center in the country, after Kampala, Uganda's capital and only city. Jinja was established in 1907.-Location:...

  • Uganda Urban Warfare Training School - Located at Singo, Kiboga District
    Kiboga District
    Kiboga District is a district in Central Uganda. Like many other Ugandan districts, the district is named after its 'chief town', Kiboga, the location of the district headquarters.-Location:...


United Kingdom



Pre-University level institution:
  • Welbeck College
    Welbeck College
    Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College is a selective sixth form college in Woodhouse, Leicestershire, England, providing A-Level education for candidates to the technical branches of the British Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence civil service and privately funded students.Welbeck is located near...

     - Sixth form college for 16 to 18 year olds providing A-Level education in preparation for entry into the British Armed Forces or Ministry of Defence Civil Service as Technical Officers, following undergraduate education.


Officer training
  • Britannia Royal Naval College
    Britannia Royal Naval College
    Britannia Royal Naval College is the initial officer training establishment of the Royal Navy, located on a hill overlooking Dartmouth, Devon, England. While Royal Naval officer training has taken place in the town since 1863, the buildings which are seen today were only finished in 1905, and...

    , HMS Dartmouth
  • Commando Training Centre Royal Marines
    Commando Training Centre Royal Marines
    Commando Training Centre Royal Marines is the principal military training centre for the Royal Marines of the British Armed Forces. It is situated near the village of Lympstone, between the city of Exeter, and the town of Exmouth in Devon...

  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
    Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
    The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst , commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is a British Army officer initial training centre located in Sandhurst, Berkshire, England...

  • Royal Air Force College Cranwell
    Royal Air Force College Cranwell
    The Royal Air Force College is the Royal Air Force training and education academy which provides initial training to all RAF personnel who are preparing to be commissioned officers. The College also provides initial training to aircrew cadets and is responsible for all RAF recruiting along with...



Postgraduate and staff training
  • Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
  • Royal College of Defence Studies
    Royal College of Defence Studies
    The Royal College of Defence Studies is an internationally-renowned institution and component of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom...

     (mainly for officers of Colonel/Brigadier or equivalent rank selected as future senior leaders; highly selective)
  • Joint Services Command and Staff College
    Joint Services Command and Staff College
    Joint Services Command and Staff College is a British military academic establishment providing training and education to experienced officers of the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence Civil Service, and serving officers of other states.-History:JSCSC combined the single...

     (courses for officers from Major to Brigadier or equivalent rank)
  • Defence College of Management and Technology
    Defence College of Management and Technology
    The Defence Academy - College of Management and Technology is a British postgraduate school, research institution and training provider formed in 2009 from five departments of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and as such part of the British Armed Forces. Since 1984 Cranfield University...

  • Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre
  • Advanced Research and Assessment Group
    Advanced Research and Assessment Group
    The Advanced Research and Assessment Group was a department of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom concerned with long-term planning and threat assessment....

  • Conflict Studies Research Centre
    Conflict Studies Research Centre
    The Conflict Studies Research Centre, or CSRC, was a component of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, based at Shrivenham. It specialised in potential causes of conflict in a wide area ranging from the Baltics to Central Asia....



No longer operational:
  • Royal Naval College, Greenwich
  • Royal Naval Engineering College Manadon, HMS Thunderer, Plymouth
    Plymouth
    Plymouth is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England, about south-west of London. It is built between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound...

    , Devon
    Devon
    Devon is a large county in southwestern England. The county is sometimes referred to as Devonshire, although the term is rarely used inside the county itself as the county has never been officially "shired", it often indicates a traditional or historical context.The county shares borders with...

  • Staff College, Camberley
    Staff College, Camberley
    Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, was a staff college for the British Army from 1802 to 1997, with periods of closure during major wars. In 1997 it was merged into the new Joint Services Command and Staff College.-Origins:...

  • RAF Staff College, Andover
    RAF Staff College, Andover
    The RAF Staff College at RAF Andover was the first Royal Air Force staff college to be established. Its role was the training of officers in the administrative, staff and policy apects of air force matters.-Foundation:...

  • RAF Staff College, Bracknell
    RAF Staff College, Bracknell
    The RAF Staff College at Bracknell was a Royal Air Force staff college active for most of the second half of the 20th century. Its role was the training of staff officers in the administrative, staff and policy aspects of air force matters...

  • Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
  • Joint Service Defence College
    Joint Service Defence College
    The Joint Service Defence College was a training academy for British military personnel in the period from 1983 to 1997. It has now been amalgamated into the Joint Services Command and Staff College.-History:...



Paralleling the way the School Cadet
Combined Cadet Force
The Combined Cadet Force is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to "provide a disciplined organisation in a school so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self reliance,...

 forces work at a pre-university level, at the university level there are the University Royal Naval Unit
University Royal Naval Unit
A University Royal Naval Unit is a Royal Navy training establishment connected to a university, or a number of universities concentrated in one area...

s, University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) and University Air Squadron
University Air Squadron
University Air Squadrons are training units of the Royal Air Force which primarily provide basic flying training, force development and adventurous training to undergraduate students at British universities...

s. However the mission of the UOTC is not the training of officers.

United States


The United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 is almost unique in that the term "military academy" does not necessarily mean an institution run by the armed forces to train its own military officers; it may also mean a middle school
Middle school
Middle School and Junior High School are levels of schooling between elementary and high schools. Most school systems use one term or the other, not both. The terms are not interchangeable...

, high school
High school
High school is a term used in parts of the English speaking world to describe institutions which provide all or part of secondary education. The term is often incorporated into the name of such institutions....

 or tertiary-level college
College
A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of an educational institution. Usage varies in English-speaking nations...

, whether public or private, which instructs its students in military-style education, discipline and tradition.

Many public high school
High school
High school is a term used in parts of the English speaking world to describe institutions which provide all or part of secondary education. The term is often incorporated into the name of such institutions....

s offer Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States...

 programs sponsored by the United States Armed Forces
United States armed forces
The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.The United States has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military...

.
  • The term military school primarily refers to pre-collegiate (middle
    Middle school
    Middle School and Junior High School are levels of schooling between elementary and high schools. Most school systems use one term or the other, not both. The terms are not interchangeable...

     and high school
    High school
    High school is a term used in parts of the English speaking world to describe institutions which provide all or part of secondary education. The term is often incorporated into the name of such institutions....

    ) institutions. Military schools were once far more common than they are today; see the extensive list of defunct military academies.
  • The term military academy commonly refers to all pre-collegiate, collegiate, and post-collegiate institutions, yet graduate
    Graduate school
    A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate degree...

     institutions, catering for officers already in service, are often considered separately and termed staff colleges and Graduate Schools.


Military academies can be either private or have government sponsorship from regional (state
U.S. state
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 federated states of the United States of America that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. Four states use the official title of...

) or national government.

The colleges operated by the U.S. Federal Government are referred to as the Federal Service Academies and are:
  • United States Air Force Academy
    United States Air Force Academy
    The United States Air Force Academy is an accredited college for the undergraduate education of officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States...

    , Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in South-Central Colorado, in the southern portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located south of the Colorado...

  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    United States Coast Guard Academy
    Founded in 1876, the United States Coast Guard Academy is the military academy of the United States Coast Guard. Located in New London, Connecticut, it is the smallest of the five federal service academies...

    , New London, Connecticut
    New London, Connecticut
    New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States.It is located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, southeastern Connecticut....

  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States Service academies...

    , Kings Point, New York
    Kings Point, New York
    Kings Point is a village and a part of Great Neck in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 5,005.The Village of Kings Point is in the Town of North Hempstead...

  • United States Military Academy
    United States Military Academy
    The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, north of New York City...

    , West Point, New York
    West Point, New York
    West Point is a federal military reservation established by President of the United States Thomas Jefferson in 1802. It is a census-designated place located in Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 7,138 at the 2000 census...

  • United States Naval Academy
    United States Naval Academy
    The United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States...

    , Annapolis, Maryland
    Annapolis, Maryland
    Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. It had a population of 38,394 at the 2010 census and is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, south of Baltimore and about east of Washington, D.C. Annapolis is...

  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is a health science university run by the U.S. federal government. The primary mission of the school is to prepare graduates for service to the U.S. at home and abroad in the medical corps....

    , Bethesda, Maryland
    Bethesda, Maryland
    Bethesda is a census designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, just northwest of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House , which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda...



State-sponsored Military Academy:
  • The Virginia Military Institute
    Virginia Military Institute
    The Virginia Military Institute , located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state-supported military college and one of six senior military colleges in the United States. Unlike any other military college in the United States—and in keeping with its founding principles—all VMI students are...

    , Lexington, Virginia
    Lexington, Virginia
    Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 7,042 in 2010. Lexington is about 55 minutes east of the West Virginia border and is about 50 miles north of Roanoke, Virginia. It was first settled in 1777.It is home to...



In addition, five institutions, which were military colleges at the time of their founding, maintain both a corps of cadets and a civilian student body. These are:
  • North Georgia College and State University
    North Georgia College and State University
    North Georgia College & State University is a four-year public university located in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia. Founded as North Georgia Agricultural College in 1873, it is the second oldest co-educational institution in the state. The university is renowned for its ROTC program, and is...

    , Dahlonega, Georgia
    Dahlonega, Georgia
    Dahlonega is a city in Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States, and is its county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,242....

     (chartered as a military college, but has had a corps and a civilian student body from its inception)
  • Norwich University Corps of Cadets
    Norwich University
    Norwich University is a private university located in Northfield, Vermont . The university was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. It is the oldest of six Senior Military Colleges, and is recognized by the United States Department of...

    . Norwich University
    Norwich University
    Norwich University is a private university located in Northfield, Vermont . The university was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. It is the oldest of six Senior Military Colleges, and is recognized by the United States Department of...

    , Northfield, Vermont
    Northfield, Vermont
    Northfield is a town in Washington County, Vermont, United States. It lies in a valley within the Green Mountains, and has been the home of Norwich University since 1866. The town contains the village of Northfield, where over half of its population lives. The population was 6,207 at the 2010...

  • Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas . It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school...

    , College Station, Texas
    College Station, Texas
    College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley. The city is located within the most populated region of Texas, near three of the 10 largest cities in the United States - Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio...

  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
    The Citadel (military college)
    The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, also known simply as The Citadel, is a state-supported, comprehensive college located in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. It is one of the six senior military colleges in the United States...

    , Charleston, South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Charleston is the second largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It was made the county seat of Charleston County in 1901 when Charleston County was founded. The city's original name was Charles Towne in 1670, and it moved to its present location from a location on the west bank of the...

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
    Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
    The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the military component of the student body at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Cadets live together in dormitories, march to meals in formation, wear a distinctive uniform on campus, and receive an intensive military and leadership...

    , Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    Blacksburg is an incorporated town located in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford are the three principal jurisdictions of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which...



Along with the Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute
The Virginia Military Institute , located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state-supported military college and one of six senior military colleges in the United States. Unlike any other military college in the United States—and in keeping with its founding principles—all VMI students are...

 these institutions are known as the Senior Military Colleges.

Five institutions are considered Military Junior College
Military Junior College
In the United States, a Military Junior College is a military-style junior college 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...

s. These five schools participate in the Army's two-year Early Commissioning Program
Early Commissioning Program
In the United States, the Early Commissioning Program allows graduates of one of the country's five military junior colleges to become commissioned officers in the armed forces reserve in two years, instead of the usual four. The students must still go on to complete a bachelor's degree before...

, an Army ROTC program where qualified students can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Second lieutenant is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces.- United Kingdom and Commonwealth :The rank second lieutenant was introduced throughout the British Army in 1871 to replace the rank of ensign , although it had long been used in the Royal Artillery, Royal...

 after only two years of college. The five Military Junior College
Military Junior College
In the United States, a Military Junior College is a military-style junior college 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...

s are:
  • Georgia Military College
    Georgia Military College
    Georgia Military College is a United States Military Junior College, high school, and middle school in Milledgeville, Georgia. GMC is one of five military junior colleges that participates in the Army's Early Commissioning Program. Cadets who graduate from GMC's two-year, military science-oriented...

    , Milledgeville, Georgia
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    Milledgeville is a city in and the county seat of Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is northeast of Macon, located just before Eatonton on the way to Athens along U.S. Highway 441, and it is located on the Oconee River. The relatively rapid current of the Oconee here made this an...

  • Marion Military Institute
    Marion Military Institute
    Marion Military Institute, often abbreviated with the initialism MMI, is the official state military college of Alabama. Founded in Marion in 1842, it continues at its original location.-History:...

    , Marion, Alabama
    Marion, Alabama
    Marion is the county seat of Perry County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,511. First called Muckle Ridge, the city was renamed after a hero of the American Revolution, Francis Marion.-Geography:...

  • New Mexico Military Institute
    New Mexico Military Institute
    New Mexico Military Institute is a state-supported educational institution. NMMI is located in Roswell, New Mexico, United States. It is sometimes referred to as the West Point of the West and it is the only state-supported military college located in the western United States. NMMI includes a...

    , Roswell, New Mexico
    Roswell, New Mexico
    Roswell is a city in and the county seat of Chaves County in the southeastern quarter of the state of New Mexico, United States. The population was 48,366 at the 2010 census. It is a center for irrigation farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also...

  • Valley Forge Military Academy and College
    Valley Forge Military Academy and College
    Valley Forge Military Academy & College is an American all male preparatory boarding school and coeducational junior college in the military school tradition...

    , Wayne, Pennsylvania
    Wayne, Pennsylvania
    Wayne is an unincorporated community located on the Main Line, centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. While the center of Wayne is in Radnor Township, Wayne extends into both Tredyffrin Township in Chester County and Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County...

  • Wentworth Military Academy and College
    Wentworth Military Academy
    Wentworth Military Academy and College is a private four-year college preparatory high school and military junior college. It is located in Lexington, Missouri, part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Wentworth is the oldest military academy west of the Mississippi River, and the...

    , Lexington, Missouri
    Lexington, Missouri
    Lexington is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,453 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lafayette County. Located in western Missouri, Lexington lies about 40 miles east of Kansas City and is part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area...



Note: The terms college
College
A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of an educational institution. Usage varies in English-speaking nations...

 and university
University
A university is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is an organisation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education...

 are interchangeable in the below discussion. They are both used to denote an institution of higher learning which a person might attend after attending high school, typically at age 17, 18, or 19.

Pre-collegiate institutions


A military school teaches various ages (middle school
Middle school
Middle School and Junior High School are levels of schooling between elementary and high schools. Most school systems use one term or the other, not both. The terms are not interchangeable...

, high school
High school
High school is a term used in parts of the English speaking world to describe institutions which provide all or part of secondary education. The term is often incorporated into the name of such institutions....

, or both) in a manner that includes military traditions and training in military subjects. The vast majority are in the United States. Many military schools are also boarding school
Boarding school
A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers and/or administrators. The word 'boarding' is used in the sense of "bed and board," i.e., lodging and meals...

s, and others are simply magnet school
Magnet school
In education in the United States, magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula. "Magnet" refers to how the schools draw students from across the normal boundaries defined by authorities as school zones that feed into certain schools.There are magnet schools at the...

s in a larger school system. Many are privately run institutions, though some are public and are run by either a public school system (such as the Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools, commonly abbreviated as CPS by local residents and politicians and officially classified as City of Chicago School District #299 for funding and districting reasons, is a large school district that manages over 600 public elementary and high schools in Chicago, Illinois...

), or by a state.

A common misconception results because some states have chosen to house their child criminal populations in higher-security boarding schools that are run in a manner similar to military boarding schools. These are also called reform school
Reform school
A reform school in the United States was a term used to define, often somewhat euphemistically, what was often essentially a penal institution for boys, generally teenagers.-History:...

s, and are functionally a combination of school
School
A school is an institution designed for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools...

 and prison
Prison
A prison is a place in which people are physically confined and, usually, deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime...

. They attempt to emulate the high standards of established military boarding schools in the hope that a strict structured environment can reform these children. This may or may not be true. However, this should not reflect on the long and distinguished history of military schools; their associations are traditionally those of high academic achievement, with solid college preparatory curricula, schooling in the military arts, and considerably esteemed graduates.

Popular culture
Popular culture
Popular culture is the totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images and other phenomena that are deemed preferred per an informal consensus within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the...

 sometimes shows parents sending or threatening to send unruly children off to military school (or boarding school
Boarding school
A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers and/or administrators. The word 'boarding' is used in the sense of "bed and board," i.e., lodging and meals...

) to teach them good behavior (e.g., in the "Army of One" episode of The Sopranos
The Sopranos
The Sopranos is an American television drama series created by David Chase that revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads...

, Tony
Tony Soprano
Anthony John "Tony" Soprano, Sr. is an Italian-American fictional character and the protagonist on the HBO television drama series The Sopranos, on which he is portrayed by James Gandolfini. The character was conceived by The Sopranos creator and show runner David Chase, who was also largely...

 and Carmela Soprano
Carmela Soprano
Carmela Soprano née DeAngelis, played by Edie Falco, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. She is the wife of Mafia boss Tony Soprano and the program's most prominent female character.-Character biography:...

 consider sending their son, AJ, to the Hudson Military Institute after AJ is expelled from high school but relent when AJ collapses from a panic attack
Panic attack
Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset and of relatively brief duration. Panic attacks usually begin abruptly, reach a peak within 10 minutes, and subside over the next several hours...

).

Adult institutions


A college level military academy is an institute of higher learning of things military
Military
A military is an organization authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g...

. It is part of a larger system of military education and training
Military education and training
Military education and training is a process which intends to establish and improve the capabilities of military personnel in their respective roles....

 institutions. The primary educational goal at military academies is to provide a high quality education that includes significant coursework and training in the fields of military tactics
Military tactics
Military tactics, the science and art of organizing an army or an air force, are the techniques for using weapons or military units in combination for engaging and defeating an enemy in battle. Changes in philosophy and technology over time have been reflected in changes to military tactics. In...

 and military strategy
Military strategy
Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goals. Derived from the Greek strategos, strategy when it appeared in use during the 18th century, was seen in its narrow sense as the "art of the general", 'the art of arrangement' of troops...

. The amount of non-military coursework varies by both the institution and the country, and the amount of practical military experience gained varies as well.

Military academies may or may not grant university degrees. In the U.S., graduates have a major field of study, earning a Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
A bachelor's degree is usually an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate course or major that generally lasts for three or four years, but can range anywhere from two to six years depending on the region of the world...

 in that subject just as at other universities. However, in British academies, the graduate does not achieve a university degree, since the whole of the one-year course (nowadays undertaken mainly but not exclusively by university graduates) is dedicated to military training.

There are two types of military academies: national (government-run) and state/private-run.
  • Graduates from national academies are typically commissioned as officers in the country's military. The new officers usually have an obligation to serve for a certain number of years. In some countries (e.g. Britain) all military officers train at the appropriate academy, whereas in others (e.g. the United States) only a percentage do and the service academies are seen as institutions which supply service-specific officers within the forces (about 15 percent of US military officers).
  • State or private-run academy graduates have no requirement to join the military after graduation, although some schools have a high rate of graduate military service. Today, most of these schools have ventured away from their military roots and now enroll both military and civilian students. The only exception in the United States is the Virginia Military Institute
    Virginia Military Institute
    The Virginia Military Institute , located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state-supported military college and one of six senior military colleges in the United States. Unlike any other military college in the United States—and in keeping with its founding principles—all VMI students are...

     which remains all-military.

See also