Edward B. “E.B.” Cushing 1880

Edward B. "E.B." Cushing 1880   Edward Benjamin Cushing was born November 22, 1862, in Houston, TX. After attending A&M College from 1877 to 1879—where he left in the second class with honors—he became a surveyor for Ashbell Smith. [...]

Fredrick E. Giesecke 1896

Fredrick E. Giesecke 1896   Frederick Giesecke was born in Latium, TX, on January 28, 1869. He came to A&M College at the age of 14 and graduated in 1886. He was Company A Commander, Corps Commander, and received [...]

Charles C. Todd 1897

Charles C. Todd 1897   Charles Todd entered the A&M College of Texas in 1893, rising to the rank of Cadet Corps Commander and class valedictorian. Following the death of at Governor Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross Todd gave the [...]

Colonel Tom C. “Ike” Morris ’33

 Colonel Tom C. "Ike" Morris '33   Tom C. “Ike” Morris graduated from A&M College in 1933 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, serving in D Company Infantry. He worked five jobs to stay in school during the depression, [...]

Robert H. Allen ’50

Robert H. Allen '50   Robert H. Allen earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M in 1950 and then attended the South Texas College of Law. He was a Certified Public Accountant and was instrumental in [...]

Charles L. Pence ’51

Charles L. Pence '51   Charles Lewis Pence, a former member of A Infantry, received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1951 from A&M College. After graduation, Pence joined the Army and was deployed to Korea and Japan. [...]

C.C. Taylor ’51

C.C. Taylor '51   C.C. (Carroll) Taylor graduated from A&M College in 1951 with his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. While in the Corps of Cadets he was a member of B Engineers, Fish Drill Team, Corps Staff, and [...]

Lupe Fraga ’57

Lupe Fraga '57   Lupe Fraga attended Texas A&M on a baseball scholarship, was a member of A Athletics, and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1957. Fraga received the T.W. Mohle Accounting Award by the A&M Faculty. [...]

Dr. Richard A. Box ’61

Dr. Richard A. Box '61   Richard Box graduated from Texas A&M in 1961 where he received his bachelor’s degree in zoology. While in the Corps, he was a member of H-2 and served on 2nd Brigade staff. He [...]

Arno W. Krebs, Jr. ’64

Arno W. Krebs, Jr. '64   Arno W. Krebs, Jr., a former member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, received his Bachelor of Business Administration in education from Texas A&M in 1964, and an LL.B. from the University of Texas [...]

Craig C. Brown ’75

Craig C. Brown '75   Craig Brown graduated from Texas A&M where he received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1975 and a Master of Business Administration in accounting in 1977. He was a member of I-2, 6th [...]

Major General David A. Rubenstein ’77

Major General David A. Rubenstein '77   David Rubenstein graduated from Texas A&M with his bachelor’s degree in health education. As a Cadet in D-1, Major General David Rubenstein graduated from the Army’s Airborne and Ranger schools and commanded [...]

Colonel Thomas Dooley ‘35

Colonel Thomas Dooley '35 Colonel Thomas Dooley graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1935.  He was a Ross Volunteer and Head Yell Leader. When the Japanese attacked the Philippines in 1941, he distinguished himself in action as Aide-de-Camp [...]

William M. “Bill” Huffman ’53

William M. "Bill" Huffman '53   William M. "Bill" Huffman graduated first in his class in the School of Agriculture with a Bachelor's in Poultry Science and commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1953. He was the honor graduate [...]

Donald Zale ’55

Donald Zale '55 Zale started his career at Zale Corporation and served in all areas of the business becoming Chairman and CEO until the company was sold in 1986 as the world's largest retail jewelry store chain. Philanthropic and civic [...]

Dwain Mayfield ’59

Dwain Mayfield '59 Dwain Mayfield received his BS and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M in 1959 and 1961, respectively. He later received an MBA from Texas Christian University. During his 44-year career in the aerospace industry he [...]

Charles H. Gregory ’64

Charles H. Gregory '64 Charles H. Gregory received his bachelor's degree in Economics in 1964 and a law degree from the University of Texas in 1967. He was active in the Corps and served as First Sergeant and Commander of [...]

Congressman Gregory H. “Greg” Laughlin ’64

Congressman Gregory H. "Greg" Laughlin '64 Congressman Greg Laughlin received a degree in History and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. While a cadet, he was a member of the Ross Volunteers and Student Body Vice [...]

H. Jerome Rektorik ’65

H. Jerome Rektorik '65 H. Jerome Rektorik graduated with a degree in Economics in 1965 and was a Ross Volunteer while in the Corps. Jerome served ten years on active duty in elite airborne units, including two tours in Vietnam [...]

Rick J.W. Graham ’66

Rick J.W. Graham '66 Rick J.W. Graham was selected as the Corps Outstanding sophomore, 1st Sergeant and Commanding Officer. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. USMC and served in Vietnam from May 1969 - June 1970. His many decorations [...]

Dr. Stephen A. Holditch ’69

Dr. Stephen A. Holditch '69 Stephen Holditch received his B.S. in 1969, a M.S. in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1975 all in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Holditch has been on the Texas A&M Faculty since 1976. He taught 97 courses and [...]

Jess C. “Rick” Rickman ’70

Jess C. “Rick” Rickman ‘70 Rick Rickman graduated from Texas A&M in 1970 with a BBA in Finance. He was commissioned in the Army Air Defense Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant, served in Germany from 1971 through 1974. He honorably [...]

Maj. Gen. (TXSG) Gerald R. “Jake” Betty ’73

Maj. Gen. (TXSG) Gerald R. "Jake" Betty '73   Major General Gerald R. "Jake" Betty graduated with a degree in Agricultural Economics in 1973 and earned his master's in Educational Administration in 1995. Jake served as Mascot Corporal for [...]

Keith Williams ’78

Keith Williams '78 Keith Williams received degrees from Texas A&M including a bachelor's in Biomedical Science, Building Construction and a Master of Science in Construction Management. As a cadet, he was the Commander of Company M-1. In 1987, Williams became [...]

Tom S. Gillis, Jr. ’42

Tom Gillis received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Texas A&M, became a Certified Public Accountant in 1951, and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 1954. As a cadet, he was Valedictorian, served as [...]

James Robert “Bob” English, Jr. ’46

Bob English received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Texas A&M. As a cadet, he served as Commander of Company F Infantry. English was an accomplished businessman who founded English Color & Supply, Inc. in 1946. The company evolved from [...]

Brigadier General Donald J. Johnson ’55

Donald Johnson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Management from Texas A&M. As a cadet, he was a member of Company A-Anti-Aircraft Artillery. After graduation, Johnson commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. He entered Army [...]

Dr. Ray M. Bowen ’58

Ray Bowen received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He returned to Texas A&M to earn a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering in [...]

Arthur “Artie” R. McFerrin, Jr. ’65

Arthur “Artie” McFerrin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1965 and Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1969, both from Texas A&M. As a cadet, he was a member of Company E-1, the Student Conference on National Affairs, [...]

Dr. Joe Townsend ’67

Joe Townsend received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M. He received his Master’s and PhD Degrees in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University. As a cadet, Townsend was a member of Squadron 6, the Agricultural Leadership Society, [...]

R. Sam Torn ’70

Sam Torn received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M, his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1973, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence, Summa Cum Laude, from the South Texas College of Law in [...]

Charles L. Korbell ’71

Charles Korbell received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management from Texas A&M in 1971 and completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School in 1992. As a cadet, Korbell was a member of Company A-1, [...]

Robert W. “Bob” Harvey ’77

Bob Harvey received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M in 1978 and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1982. As a cadet, he served as Corps Commander and later served as Student Body [...]

Brigadier General Mike P. Cokinos ’43

General Cokinos received his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Texas A&M. As a cadet, Cokinos was a member of A-Battery, served as Corps Recreational Officer and as Captain of the basketball team as an all-Southwest Conference point guard. General Cokinos [...]

James D. “Doug” Pitcock ’49

Doug Pitcock received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. As a cadet, Pitcock was a member of Company A Composite. Pitcock began his professional career in 1950 as an estimator for Farnsworth & Chambers in Houston. He [...]

Gerald Ray ’54

Gerald Ray received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Texas A&M and MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. As a Cadet, Ray was a member of Squadron 5 and the Business Society.  After graduation, Ray served [...]

Dr. Joe E. West ‘54

Dr. Joe West received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M, an MS in Radiation Biology from the University of Rochester, NY and the PhD in Comparative Pathology from UC Davis, California. Dr. West was a member of Squadrons [...]

Melbern G. Glasscock ’59

Melbern Glasscock received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M and his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. As a cadet, Glasscock was the Commander of Squadron 1, served on Corps Staff as a junior, was [...]

Roderick D. “Rod” Stepp ’59

Rod Stepp received his Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Engineering from Texas A&M. As a cadet, Stepp was a member of Battery B Field Artillery, a Ross Volunteer and served on 1st Battalion/2nd Regiment Staffs. He also served as the 1959 [...]

David C. Anderson ’64

David Anderson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M. He received an athletic scholarship to attend Texas A&M and was a member of the Fish Football Team.  As a cadet, he was a member of A-Athletics, Company [...]

Hector Gutierrez, Jr. ’69

Hector Gutierrez received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Texas A&M. As a cadet, Gutierrez was a member of Squadron 9 and the Ross Volunteers. He served as Corps Commander, was President of the University Honor Council and was an [...]

Billy J. “Bill” Youngkin ’69

Bill Youngkin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M and his Juris Doctorate from Baylor University. As a cadet, Youngkin was a member of Company B-2 and the Ross Volunteers, served on 2nd Brigade and 3rd Battalion [...]

H. Malcolm Stewart ‘73

Malcolm Stewart received his Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction from Texas A&M.  As a cadet, Stewart served as both First Sergeant and Commander of Company G-1, was a member of the Ross Volunteers, and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. Upon [...]

George D. Keathley ’37

George Keathley enrolled in A&M in 1933 to pursue a degree in Agriculture. He was a member of Troop D, Cavalry in the Corps of Cadets. Withdrawing from A&M for financial reasons, Keathley worked for the Soil Conservation Service, supervising [...]

Horace S. Carswell, Jr. ’38

Horace Carswell studied agriculture at the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas before transferring to Texas Christian University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a minor in History. He enlisted in the U. [...]

Thomas W. Fowler ’43

Thomas Fowler graduated from the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army after completing his military training at the Armor Officers Candidate [...]

William G. Harrell ’43

William Harrell studied Animal Husbandry at the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas and was a member of Troop C, Cavalry. In July, 1942, Harrell enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, completing basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot [...]

Lloyd H. Hughes, Jr. ’43

Lloyd “Pete” Hughes studied Petroleum Engineering at the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, where he was a member of Company G, Infantry. Hughes enlisted in the Army Air Corps in January 1942 as an Aviation Cadet, earning his pilot’s [...]

Mr. George Linskie ’38

George Linskie studied Mechanical Engineering at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. As a cadet, Linskie was a member of the Aggie Band and the Aggieland Orchestra. An engineer-in-training for General Motors after leaving college, he was the youngest [...]

Mr. J. Wayne Stark ’39

J. Wayne Stark received his Bachelor's Degree in History from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. While at A&M, Stark was on the Coastal Artillery Corps Regimental Staff, was Associate Editor of The Battalion, Club Editor of the Longhorn [...]

Brigadier General Edmond S. Solymosy ’60

General Solymosy, born in Budapest, Hungary, is a naturalized United States citizen. He received Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. As a cadet, Solymosy was a member of A-Ordnance [...]

Mr. L.C. “Chaz” Neely ’62

Chaz Neely received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M. As a cadet, Neely was a member of Company A Signal and the San Antonio Hometown Club. Neely began his career in 1963 with Sinclair Refining [...]

Mr. Harris J. Pappas ’66

Harris Pappas received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Texas A&M. As a cadet, he was a member of Company F-2, served as junior and senior class Social Secretary, and was Intramural Manager. He was active in SCONA, [...]

Mr. Joseph V. Tortorice ’70

Joseph Tortorice received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Texas A&M and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lamar University. As a cadet, Tortorice was the Commanding Officer of First Group Staff, a member of Squadron-1, the Ross Volunteers [...]

Mr. Otway B. Denny, Jr. ’71

Otway Denny received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Texas A&M and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Baylor Law School. As a cadet, Denny was a member of Company B-1, the Ross Volunteers and served as Operations Officer [...]

Mr. Van H. Taylor ’71

Van Taylor received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M and his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. As a cadet, Taylor was on Corps Staff as both Sergeant Major and Corps Commander and he was [...]

General William M. Fraser III, ’74

General Fraser received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M in 1974 and his Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley in 1980. As a cadet, Fraser was the Commanding [...]

Eli L. Whiteley ’41

Eli Whiteley received his Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy and his Doctorate Degree in Soil Physics from Texas A&M and his Master's Degree in Agronomy from North Carolina State. In 1942, six months into his studies for his master's degree he [...]

Major Hughes “Buddy” Seewald ’42

Hughes Seewald graduated A&M with a Bachelor's degree in Science.  World War II mobilization prompted early graduation for his class and cut short his study of Veterinary Medicine. Awarded a regular Army commission, Seewald was assigned to the 1st United States Cavalry and [...]

Mr. Donald A. Adam ’57

Don Adam received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance from Texas A&M. He served three years in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Captain. Adam began his career in the insurance business in 1961 establishing his own business, the CRA Company [...]

Major General H. Hale Burr ’65

General Hale Burr received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Texas A&M and a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Arkansas. During his distinguished 31-year career in the United States Air Force, he served two combat tours in [...]

Lieutenant General John. A. Van Alstyne ’66

General John Van Alstyne received his Bachelor in Business Administration from Texas A&M, his Master of Science Degree in Military Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and his Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from [...]

Mr. W. Michael Baggett ’68

Michael Baggett received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M and his Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School, graduating Cum Laude. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army receiving the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. Baggett [...]

Congressman Bill Flores ’76

Bill Flores received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M and his Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University. After receiving his Texas Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) in 1978, he worked in the energy industry for [...]

President George Herbert Walker Bush

President Bush received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Yale University in 1948 after serving as the youngest aviator in the United States Navy during WWII. During his service, he completed 58 combat missions including one in which he had to bail out of [...]

Michel T. Halbouty ’30

Michel T. Halbouty ’30 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Master’s degree in Petroleum/Geological Engineering from Texas A&M. He was also the first recipient of a Professional Geological Engineering degree in 1956 from Texas A&M, and [...]

Charles A. Mattei ’49

Charles A. Mattei ’49 received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. He began his career with the Gulf Oil Corporation in 1949 and retired in 1985 after 36 years of service, which included Vice-President of the [...]

Colonel Thomas R. Parsons ’49

Colonel Thomas R. Parsons ‘49 graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a reserve commission in the US Army as 2nd Lieutenant of Field Artillery. During his 28-year military career he served combat tours in [...]

Colonel James R. Woodall ’50

Colonel James R. Woodall ’50 received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Administration from Texas A&M and a Master of Business Administration from Shippensburg University. He is also a graduate of the Infantry School, Command and General Staff College and [...]

Joe Mattei ’53

Joe Mattei ’53 received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. He began his career with Humble Oil & Refining Company, and next spent two years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the Field Artillery. [...]

Ronald L. Skaggs ’65

Ronald L. Skaggs ’65 received Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Texas A&M. Commissioned as a First Lieutenant, he first worked for CRS Design Associates in Houston, and then fulfilled his military commitment in healthcare facility design for the [...]

Dr. Ed Davis ’67

Dr. Ed Davis ’67 received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Journalism, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M. He has served as president of the Texas A&M Foundation since 1993 [...]

Jim Thompson ’68

Jim Thompson ’68 received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Construction from Texas A&M. Following graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served as an instructor pilot until 1973. After 10 years in the construction field, he founded James [...]

John A. Adams, Jr. ’73

John A. Adams, Jr. ’73 received a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M. He also completed the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and holds Certified Economic Developer (CED) credentials. Adams was [...]

Lt. Turney W. Leonard ’42

Lieutenant Turney Leonard received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Texas A&M, graduating at the top of his Class. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor — one of seven Medal of Honor recipients from Texas A&M—for his exceptional [...]

Jarrell Gibbs ’60

Jerrell Gibbs received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance and his Masters Degree in Management and Administration from Texas A&M. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and the U.S. Army Command [...]

William B. Heye, Jr. ’60

William Heye received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, graduating as a Baker Scholar. He served in the U.S. Air Force for three years as project engineer [...]

Major General Ted Hopgood ’65

Major General Ted Hopgood received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Texas A&M and his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Virginia. He served a distinguished 31 year career in the U. S. Marine Corps, retiring as [...]

Henry Goodwin ’66

Henry Goodwin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Texas A&M. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served as a Company Commander in the 2nd Infantry Division on the DMZ in Korea. He has pursued a [...]

Neal W. Adams ’68

Neal Adams received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University. While in the Corps, he was in Companies D3 and D2, served his senior year as Adjutant for the Second Brigade and Head Yell Leader and [...]

Colonel Michael Fossum ’80

Colonel Michael Fossum received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Physical Science (Space Science) from [...]

Dr. James H. Red Duke, Jr. ’50

Dr. James H. “Red” Duke, Jr. received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M, a Bachelor of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He served in [...]

Lt. Colonel Donald R. “Buck” Henderson ’62

Lieutenant Colonel Donald “Buck” Henderson received a Bachelor of Science in sociology and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years including overseas assignments in Germany and Vietnam, retiring [...]

Col. Donald E. Crawford ’64

Colonel Donald Crawford received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Texas A&M. After four years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, he served in the Air Force Reserves for 26 years in numerous command positions. He [...]

Bill E. Carter ’69

Bill Carter received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics from Texas A&M. After graduation, he was commissioned into and served in the U.S. Army. Carter began his financial services career as a planner with Financial Services Corporation in Dallas [...]

Jerry S. Cox ’72

Jerry Cox received a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Houston Baptist University and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Pepperdine University. He is currently president and chairman of Cox & [...]

Lieutenant George P.F. Jouine, Class of 1907

Lieutenant George Jouine received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. As a cadet he was active in a number of student organizations including treasurer of the senior class, a member of the [...]

James K.B. Nelson ’49

James Nelson received dual bachelor’s degrees in mechanical and petroleum engineering from Texas A&M. While a cadet, Nelson was a Ross Volunteer, a Cadet Lt. Colonel Corps Staff, senior class secretary and treasurer and editor of The Battalion. He received [...]

Rear Admiral Robert Smith III ’61

Rear Admiral Robert Smith III, received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M and is a 1977 graduate of Louisiana State University’s School of Banking of the South. As a student at Texas A&M, Admiral Smith was a [...]

Lieutenant General James T. Scott ’64

Lieutenant General James Scott received his bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Texas A&M and his MBA from Fairleigh–Dickinson University, graduating Magna cum Laude. Throughout his 32-year military career in the United States Army, he held several key senior commands [...]

Jack E. Brown ’46

Jack Brown, a successful businessman and WWII veteran was principal and founding partner of Midland-based Wagner and Brown, LTD, an independent oil and gas company. In 1943, Brown entered the United States Army, serving in WWII, and was among the [...]

Joe B. Foster ’56

Foster is a Texas businessman, oilman, and philanthropist. From 1989 to 2005, Foster was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Newfield Exploration Company, headquartered in Houston. Previously, Foster was Chairman of Tenneco Oil Company and Executive Vice President and [...]

Billy P. Huddleston ’56

Billy Pete Huddleston received a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. During his time as a student, he was a member of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s “Junction Boys” Aggie football team and served as Team Captain in 1955. [...]

Lieutenant General Leonard D. Holder ’66

General Leonard Holder served with distinction during a military career spanning over 30 years. General Holder served as a cavalry troop commander in Vietnam, as Commander of the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Desert Storm, and as Commanding General, 3rd [...]

Dr. Robert Gates

Dr. Gates received his bachelors degree from the College of William and Mary, his Master's degree in history from Indiana University, and his Doctorate in Russian and Soviet history from Georgetown University. He served as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence [...]

A.W. “Head” Davis, Jr. ’45

A.W. Davis enlisted in the Army in 1942, serving in Europe and earning the Bronze Star. He completed his Bachelor's Degree in 1948. Davis served in the Texas National Guard, attaining rank of major and received his law degree from [...]

Clifford A. Taylor, Jr. ’49

Clifford Taylor received his Bachelor Degrees in both Business and Accounting from Texas A&M. He served as an infantry officer during the Korean Conflict, earning a Bronze Star medal for valor in ground combat. Named co-trustee of the Ella C. [...]

James B. Kelly ’52

James Kelley credits the Corps of Cadets for the basis of success in his life. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and commissioned as an Army officer, serving during the Korean Conflict. Successful business owner and corporate leader [...]

Lieutenant General Randolph W. House ’67

General House epitomizes the core values of leadership and commitment to service evident in the Corps of Cadets. A distinguished military student, he earned a degree in Agriculture and an Army commission. He received his masters degree from Clemson University. [...]

General T. Michael “Buzz” Moseley ’71

General Moseley received baccalaureate and master degrees in Political Science. An accomplished fighter pilot, he served as an instructor, flight lead, and mission commander, amassing over 2,800 hours. In 2001, General Moseley assumed command of the U.S. Central Command Air [...]

Major General George F. Moore, Class of 1908

General Moore received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M and was commissioned into the into the Coast Artillery Corps in 1909. While at A&M, he lettered in football, was a Ross Volunteer and “T” Association member. He [...]

George P. Mitchell ’40

George Mitchell received his Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M in 1940. He graduated as a Distinguished Student, lettered three years in tennis and served as a battalion commander. Mitchell served as an Army officer in World War [...]

John H. Lindsey ’44

John Lindsey received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Texas A&M. Called to active duty in 1943, he served as an Army officer in both Europe and the Pacific, completing his degree in 1947. After graduation, he formed Lindsey Insurance [...]

Major General Dionel E. Aviles ’53

General Dionel E. Avilés '53 received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M in 1954, 1961 and 1966, respectively. A graduate of the Army War College, he retired from the Army Reserve in 1993 as a [...]

Erle A. Nye ’59

Erle A. Nye received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1959, a juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University in 1965 and a doctorate of science honoris causa from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1996. [...]

James L. Huffines, Jr. ’44

James Huffines received his bachelor's degree in Economics from Texas A&M. He was called to active duty in May 1943, serving with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. He completed his degree in 1947, but was called to active duty again in [...]

Edward F. Kruse ’49

Edward F. Kruse received a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science from Texas A&M. While a student, he was a varsity letterman in swimming, a member of the Corps of Cadets and honored as a Distinguished Military Student. Shortly after graduation, [...]

Howard W. Kruse ’52

Howard Kruse received a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Manufacturing in 1952. He was a Distinguished Military Student and served as an Army officer during the Korean War. In 1954, he joined Blue Bell Creameries as Assistant General Manager and later [...]

Jon L. Hagler ’58

Jon Hagler received his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He graduated as a Distinguished Student and a Distinguished Military Student. He served as the Corps Commander, a Ross [...]

General Hal M. Hornburg ’68

General Hal Hornburg received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M and his Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Utah. He is only the sixth Aggie to achieve four-star rank. He also attended [...]

Joseph “Searcy” Bracewell, Jr. ’38

Searcy Bracewell received his bachelor of arts degree in History from Texas A&M. While at A&M, Mr. Bracewell was a member of the Ross Volunteers and drum major of the Aggie Band. Bracewell has compiled a remarkable record as an [...]

Willy Frank Bohlmann, Jr. ’50

Willy Bohlman received his bachelor's and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. Dual careers in the military and the engineering fields mark Bohlmann’s commitment to service. After finishing his fish year at Texas A&M in 1946, he was [...]

Colonel Harvey James Haas ’59

Colonel Harvey Haas received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Student and was one of the few in his class who received a regular commission in the United States Air Force. [...]

Governor James R. “Rick” Perry ’72

Governor Perry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force upon graduation. He was a member of Squadron 6 and served as a junior and [...]

Major General Thomas G. Darling ’54

General Darling received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricuture from Texas A&M, graduating as a Distinguished Air Force ROTC student. As a cadet, he played on the freshman and varsity basketball teams. He logged over 7,000 flying hours as [...]

H.B. “Bartell” Zachry, Jr. ’54

Bartell Zachry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. After graduation, he served three years as an Air Force pilot. He then went to work at the H.B. Zachry Company, a construction firm of international [...]

Frank M. Muller, Jr. ’65

Frank Muller received his Bachelor of Science degrees in English and economics from Texas A&M, graduating as a Distinguished Military Student. He then served eight years in the U.S. Army. A leader of great personal energy and selflessness, Muller has [...]

General Patrick K. Gamble ’67

General Gamble received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Texas A&M. After graduation, he began an illustrious Air Force career that spanned 34 years. General Gamble rose to four-star rank, becoming one of only a handful of Aggie [...]

Leslie L. Appelt ’41

Leslie Appelt received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Texas A&M. After graduation, he served in World War II with the 371st Engineer Construction Battalion, rising to the rank of Major. A business and civic leader of great vision and [...]

L. Lowry Mays ’57

Lowry Mays received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and his Master in Business Administration from Harvard University. After graduation, he served two years as an Air Force officer. A world leader in broadcasting and [...]

Raul B. Fernandez ’59

Raul Fernandez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. During his time as a student, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, the Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and [...]

Robert L. Acklen, Jr. ’63

Robert Acklen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas A&M. After graduation he was comissioned into the U.S. Army. He served 32 continuous months in combat in Vietnam, as both a helicopter pilot and infantry company commander [...]

H. B. Pat Zachry ’22

Zachry received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. In 1924 founded the San Antonio-based H.B. Zachry Company. Over the next 60 years, he built it into an international construction firm with subsidiary businesses in oil and gas, [...]

Major General Raymond L. Murray ’35

Raymond Murray received his Bachelor's Degree in English from Texas A&M. A veteran of three wars and numerous combat campaigns, during his 33 years of service as a Marine Corps officer, Murray earned a reputation as an exemplary combat leader. [...]

Brigadier General Clifford M. Simmang ’36

Brigadier General Clifford Simmang received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. He joined the Texas A&M engineering faculty in 1938 and was called to active duty as an Army artillery officer in 1941, serving with [...]

Thomas R. Frymire ’45

Thomas Frymire received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Texas A&M. His studies interrupted by World War II, he entered active duty with the Class of 1945 in the spring of 1943 as a private. After separation from the [...]

John R. Hill, Jr. ’44

John Hill received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M. As a cadet, he was a Ross Volunteer, distinguished student and recipient of the Coast Guard Artillery’s Gold Medal for outstanding military merit. He interrupted his college studies [...]

Kenneth R. Huddleston ’50

Ken Huddleston received his Bachelor's Degree in petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M. He worked his way through Texas A&M as an oil field roustabout, roughneck and pumper. After graduation from Texas A&M in 1951 Huddleston served as an Air Force [...]

Clayton W. Williams, Jr. ’54

Williams received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Husbandry from Texas A&M. He then served two years in the U.S. Army. In 1957 he entered the oil and gas business as an independent producer, and since that time has been active [...]

Edward C. “Pete” Aldridge, Jr. ’60

Aldridge earned his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Texas A&M and his Master’s Degree in the same field from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a cadet, he was a member of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences, Sigma Gamma [...]

Lieutenant General Robert W. Colglazier, Jr. ’25

General Colglazier attained the highest rank ever held by a reserve officer on active duty with the U.S. Army. Commissioned upon graduation from Texas A&M with a degree in civil engineering in 1925, he worked for his father’s construction company [...]

James W. Aston ’33

Corps commander, captain of the football team and president of the senior class while at Texas A&M, he graduated in 1933 with a degree in civil engineering. At age 29, he became the youngest city manager of Bryan, serving briefly [...]

Lieutenant General Eivind H. Johansen ’50

General Johansen was the youngest general to serve as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. He graduated from high school in Port Arthur, Texas, in June 1945 and immediately entered the Army. He served in both the Infantry [...]

General Joseph W. Ashy ’62

General Ashy is only the fourth Texas Aggie to achieve four-star rank. A distinguished military graduate of Texas A&M, he received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1962. He flew 289 combat missions over Southeast Asia in the F-100 aircraft [...]

H. R. Bum Bright ’43

One of Texas’ most distinguished businessmen, H. R. “Bum” Bright has always had time for Texas A&M. Graduating with a petroleum engineering degree, he served as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers during World War II. He leads Bright [...]

Arthur P. Wiley, Jr. ’46

A.P. Wiley attended Texas A&M twice; once before his service in World War II and again after the war. In between, he missed a lot of classroom lectures while a combat infantryman in Europe. He fought in four major campaigns, [...]

Weldon D. Kruger ’53

Forthright leadership is the hallmark of Weldon Kruger’s character. Corps Commander his senior year, he graduated with a petroleum engineering degree. He quickly earned a master’s degree, then served two years as an Air Force officer. In 1956, he joined [...]

Gerald D. Griffin ’56

Gerry Griffin led America’s journey to the heavens. Graduating with an aerospace engineering degree, he served as an Air Force fighter interceptor weapons officer, then worked in the aerospace industry. He next began a 21 year career with NASA, which [...]

General O. P. Weyland ’23

General Otto “Opie” P. Weyland, who died in 1979, served a 35-year distinguished career in the United States Air Force. Upon receiving his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in [...]

Colonel George J. Eppright ’26

Colonel George J. Eppright of Manor served a noteworthy career as a military pilot, farmer, rancher and philanthropist. Graduating with bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering, Colonel Eppright was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air [...]

Jack Finney ’38

Jack Finney graduated with a degree in business administration. He started his career by buying an operating a small wholesale bakery. Later, he organized a construction company and became a major developer of property. Recognized for his leadership and entrepreneurship, [...]

Bernard C. Richardson ’41

Graduating with a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering, Mr. Bernard C. Richardson served as an Army first lieutenant in Europe. During World War II, he saw action in seven campaigns across North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Southern France. [...]

Lieutenant Colonel E.V. Adams ’29

Colonel Adams was director of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band from 1946 to 1973, longer than any other individual. Under Adams, the Aggie Band became one of Texas A&M’s most loved and enduring symbols—the most highly respected military marching band [...]

Major General Alvin R. Luedecke ’32

General Luedecke, a command pilot, reached the rank of brigadier general at age 33. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1958, after 24 years of active duty. He served as general manager of the Atomic Energy Commission for [...]

Harvey Cash ’33

A true Aggie in every sense of the word, Harvey Cash worked his way through Texas A&M and graduated in 1933 with a B.s. degree in electrical engineering. He retired as vice president of the Eastern Hemisphere for Texaco Oil [...]

Lieutenant General James F. Hollingsworth ’40

General Hollingsworth moved rapidly from second lieutenant to lieutenant general. During World War II, he participated in seven major campaigns, from North Africa to the occupation of Berlin in 1945. He successfully commanded units from platoon to a regimental-sized armored [...]

Lieutenant General A.D. Bruce ’16

The extraordinary 38-year military career of the late General Bruce, spanning two world wars, includes the creation of the Tank Destroyer Center in 1941. Later, he was known as the “Father and Founder” of Fort Hood. He received the Distinguished [...]

Dr. Sam Houston Sanders ’22

According to Dr. “Sammy” Sanders, “Texas A&M made me what I am today.” He lettered in football, basketball, and track. He went on to achieve success in football and medicine as a founder of the Mid-South Football Officials Association and [...]

General Bernard A. Schriever ’31

General Schriever participated in seven major campaigns in the Pacific Theater of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Medal. After the war, he directed the development of the ballistic missile program and the initial [...]

Major General James Earl Rudder ’32

After graduation from Texas A&M, Rudder had been commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry in the United States Army Reserve. Called to active duty in 1941, Rudder took part in the D-Day landings as Commanding Officer of the United States [...]

Olin E. Teague ’32

Olin “Tiger” Teague, who died in 1981, commanded the First Battalion, 314th Infantry, 79th Division, during World War II. For six months, he led his battalion through France and into the Siegfried Line in Germany. His combat tour ended with [...]

Lieutenant General Ormond R. Simpson ’36

General Simpson saw combat in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In April 1965, he become commanding general, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. He also commanded the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Distinguished [...]

Lieutenant General J. T. Robbins ’40

General Robbins, with 22 aerial victories, became Texas’ leading fighter ace in World War II. He flew a total of 181 combat missions in his Lightning P-38. He was commander of the 12th Air Force, vice commander of the Tactical [...]

Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr. ’45

Oscar Wyatt is one of the world’s great entrepreneurs. He began his Texas A&M education in 1941, then volunteered to serve his country as a combat pilot during World War II. He returned to earn a B.S. degree in mechanical [...]