Corps of Transportation Engineers

When Dmitrii Miliutin began reforming military schools in the 1860s, the Pages Corps was transformed into a two-part Institute, the first five grades a gymnasium and the next two, a college. Reformed again in 1885, the Page Corps compared to a cadet school, but with added classes in military science and jurisprudence. It was the only military academy that prepared future officers for all arms; the others offered specialized training. Most graduates joined the military as officers, but students enjoyed the option of taking a civilian career, such as diplomacy.