The Corps of Cadets is organized as a battalion with a Headquarters / Staff Section and three Companies. The rank structure is generally based on the Army Corps Rank Structure, with all officer ranks being held by seniors. All Cadets entering ORMA must start as recruits and through testing earn the right to join the CORPS. The recruit process is demanding, but fair. Once completed this orientation provides the new Cadet with a since of accomplishment, as well as individualized assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the whole cadet.
The Corps operates under an Honor Code that states that a Cadet will not Lie, Cheat or Steal, nor tolerate those who do. Every cadets is obligated to support the Honor code and be accountable for their own deeds