New Mexico Military Institute
The Garry Owen Battalion has a long history of commissioning officer for the US Army.

7th Cavalry

The Garry Owen Battalion has a long history of commissioning officer for the US Army.

Over the decades, NMMI ROTC has produced thousands of Army Officers and the battalion is consistently one of the top producers of second lieutenants in Western Region ROTC.

Since the Institute opened in 1891, the halls of NMMI have been floodedwith talent.

In 1911 the first cadets to receive commissions as second lieutenants in theArmy were Eugene Lohman of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Mord P. Short of Como,Mississippi.  Five years later, Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps wasestablished at New Mexico Military Institute on December 3, 1916.   In 1965 the Military Science Department commissioned the first secondlieutenant under the Army's Early Commissioning Program, 2LT Patrick H.Orell.  New Mexico Military Institute ROTC continued to make history in1997 when the battalion was named the best ROTC battalion in 4th Region ROTC,by winning the Macarthur Award.  

1st Squadron 7th Cavalry Lineage

Constituted 28 July 1866 in the Regular Army as Company A, 7thCavalry.  Organized 10 September 1866 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 1986 as the 1st Squadron, 7thCavalry

1st Squadron 7th Cavalry Honors

From the Indian Wars to the Persian Gulf, the 7th Cavalry hasbeen awarded numerous awards and decorations.