The Corps of Cadets is organized as a battalion that is comprised of two companies: Alpha and Bravo Companies. This organizational structure may be changed based on the number of Cadets in a given academic year. The Commandant of Cadets places Cadets in companies based on age, grade, and leadership abilities. Each company consists of Cadets from all classes when possible.
A Cadet's rank and position within the Corps are determined by academic and military performance, participation in Oak Ridge Military Academy activities, and demonstrated leadership potential. All Cadets are required to adhere to the regulations and policies outlined in the "Cadet Handbook” and the provisions of the Cadet Honor Code and Creed.