California Military and Veterans Code
In any military academy, having not less than 80 male students, uniformed, drilled, and instructed in strict accordance with the tactics of the regular United States Army, and in which the instruction is conducted in accordance with military principles, the military instructor or instructors or professors of military science and tactics of such academy regularly elected or appointed by the board of trustees or other lawful authority of the academy, may be commissioned in the California Cadet Corps with the rank of major or lower rank. Such officers shall exercise no authority or command except as military instructor or instructors or professors of military science and tactics of such academy. Such commissions shall be granted and may be revoked by the Adjutant General, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe.
The Adjutant General may enter into a cooperative agreement with the City of Oakland and a school district for the purposes of establishing an Oakland Military Institute. The program will be a nonresidential military institute that would provide a structured, disciplined environment that would be conducive to learning in a college preparatory environment. In addition to academic skills, students would develop leadership, self-esteem, and a strong sense of community.