The Corps of Cadets is a large and diverse program comprised of many units or outfits, each with unique traits and offerings. Students join an outfit based on their interests, major and ROTC choice. Cadets live on campus on the Quad, home to the 41 outfits in the Corps. Outfits live together in the Corps dorms and take part in many activities together. Cadets build lifelong friendships with members of their outfit and their class, as well as the upperclassmen in their outfit and across the Corps.
Outfits in the Corps have their own personalities. With 41 outfits available, there is a home for everyone. For more information on each outfit, view the outfit description below and check out their social media. If you have questions, contact Corps Recruiting for more information. Or, experience one of the units for yourself through a Corps recruiting program like Spend The Night With The Corps!
Company A-2 Peacekeepers Peace through Strength
Company A-2 is a pre-professional, academically focused outfit. With strong emphasis on personal and professional growth for every member, the A-2 Peacekeepers strive to maintain a culture of teamwork and unity. Several A-2 alumni have gone on to become nurses, doctors, veterinarians, lawyers, and military officers. Before every ring day, cadets in the outfit volunteer to clean and shine the ring statue at the Association of Former Students, a tradition that is entirely unique to Company A-2.
F-2 Fighting Foxes “What’s it to ya, Snake?”
Company F-2 was established in 1959 as an Army-dominant outfit whose primary focus was preparing cadets for their roles as Lieutenants in our nation’s military. Though no longer tasked solely with producing military officers, F-2 still proudly fosters a culture of “work hard, play hard.” Off the Quad, we are active in intramural sports such as flag football, soccer and basketball, along with professional organizations such as Student Senate, MSC SCONA, the Pre-Veterinary Society, Aggies for Animal Rescue, the Self Defense Club and a host of others. We dedicate our time to service groups such as The Unsung Hero Foundation, an organization founded by the father of a fellow Aggie who tragically lost his life while fighting for our country overseas. Regardless of your career aspirations, academic major and personal background, Company F-2 provides the perfect backdrop for you to hone your leadership skills, serve others, excel educationally and become a member of an amazing extended family: the Fox family.
Best of the Old, First of the New
Company B-1 is a traditional Army outfit with a focus on scholastics and academic success within the university. B-1 Battlers are involved in a range of special units, including Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Rudder’s Rangers and Ross Volunteers. Company B-1 encourages members to be involved off the Quad as well, with cadets participating in The Big Event, Aggie Habitat for Humanity and many other service based organizations. As an outfit tradition, B-1 hosts an annual “Battler Run” in honor of the outfit’s alumni lost during the Iraq War era. Cadets in B-1 are pushed to pursue excellence and success in order to thrive in their futures in the public, private, and military sectors.
L-1 Lonestar Company Hell Raising Rebels
Company L-1 prides itself on producing leaders on and off the Quad. With cadets historically serving in prominent Corps leadership roles, as Yell Leaders, ROTC commanders, student organization officers, and in organizations across campus. As the Lonestar Company, L-1 annually celebrates Texas Independence Day, with comradery events hosted within the outfit the entire week leading up to March 2. Company L-1 boasts a supportive culture that enables all cadets to better themselves to serve those around them.
Hellbent Canines All or None
Known as the “Dog Company”, the cadets of D-2 carry on the legacy of our founders by maintaining the grave of Former President of Texas A&M, General James Earl Rudder’s, beloved Bulldog, Ranger. With members in nearly every major that Texas A&M has to offer, Company D-2 is well equipped to assist all freshmen in their college transition.
Company K-1 Kayo-K
Founded in 1969, Company K-1 “KAYO-K” has a long history in the Corps of Cadets. As a transfer outfit for current students and those transferring into Texas A&M, K-1 is the perfect space for those who are seeking a challenge beyond normal college life. Our members are heavily involved in student organizations, both on and off the Quad. The outfit is composed of many cadets from diverse backgrounds and academic experiences. From former members of our military to first-generation college students, our diversity separates us from the rest! If you have a strong desire to push yourself above and beyond your normal routine, then Company K-1 is the place to be!
Company “Red Eye” I-1 Never Say Die
Originally founded in 1969, Company I-1 is one of the longest standing outfits within the Corps of Cadets. By joining Red Eye One, you are accepting a challenge that will push you to your limits physically, mentally, and morally. Here, you will create bonds that will last you a lifetime. From Liberal Arts to Engineering, Company I-1 works hard to ensure that you have all the necessary tools to excel academically. Those who are willing to earn the title of Red Eye Panther are those who never settle; those who push themselves beyond their limits; those who embody the motto, “Never Say Die.”
Animal A-1 – First of the Finest
Originally formed when Texas A&M first opened, Company A-1 strives to continue, with pride and honor, the legacy set by former cadets. While focusing on academics, character building, career readiness, physical fitness, and military proficiency, A-1 embodies what it means to be a well-rounded outfit, emphasizing the importance of excellence in all aspects of student and cadet life. Many of A-1’s cadets are involved in organizations on and off the Quad, including the Ross Volunteer Company, Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Rudder’s Rangers, Ranger Challenge, athletic teams, and Aggie Bonfire, to name a few.
A-1 endeavors to foster a family-oriented environment without sacrificing professionalism. We encourage our cadets to always try to be better than they were yesterday, promoting an “always improving” mindset.
Above all, A-1 develops well-educated leaders of character who embody the university’s and Corps’ core values, while preparing them for the global leadership challenges of the future, whether that be in the military or the civilian sector.
The Strongest, The Fastest, The Best of the Ol' Army Jocks
Known as the Athletic Company, Company E-1 is home to some of the Corps’ greatest athletes, scholars, and outstanding leaders. Company E-1’s members pride themselves on physical fitness, academic excellence, and grit. E-1 strives to maintain a culture that promotes brotherhood, competition, and excellence across all of our endeavors. If you are seeking a challenging, constructive environment that promotes personal growth, Company E-1 is the place for you.
B-2 Patriots – Keepers of the Flag
With a strong emphasis on military service , the Patriots offer the best training environment for personal development as a highly skilled leader in the Corps of Cadets. Our involvement includes Army ROTC, Rudder’s Rangers, and the Ross Volunteer Company. B-2 can provide significant knowledge and experience to help you excel while at A&M and later in the military, public, or private sectors. We are looking for cadets who are highly interested in military service and show great enthusiasm towards becoming a leader of tomorrow. This is currently an all-male outfit.
Company G-2 Gladiators - Gallant, Bold, Free
Originally founded as G Infantry in the 1960’s, the Company G-2 Gladiators were reinstated in 2014. G-2 has a strong focus on preparing STEM majors for their future careers in both the military and civilian world, making our outfit an excellent choice for upholding the very STEM-centric curriculum of Navy ROTC cadets. G-2 supports future mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and doctors of all kinds. Outside the classroom, Gladiators pride themselves on physical and mental resilience. In the spirit of a stadium fighter, our outfit's long standing relationship with the TAMU Jiu Jitsu club team allows Gladiators to learn self defense in addition to scholastic prowess. If you are interested in pursuing physical and mental toughness within an environment of academic excellence, G-2 may be the outfit for you!
S-1 Spartans With It Or Upon It
Company S-1, founded in 2005, is a Navy/Marine Corps outfit that strives to develop future military officers, and private-sector leaders, through excellence and moral character development.
When the S-1 Spartans are not training, we are investing our energy into our academics and professional development. We have cadets who are involved in a diverse range of majors, including: engineering, business, nursing, international studies, political science, meteorology, and more. Company S-1 emphasizes the importance of honoring the legacy of those who have come before us. Spartans uphold the special tradition of hoisting the flags over Kyle Field, symbolizing the Aggies who heroically sacrificed their lives during World War I. The life of a Spartan is not an easy one, however, if you seek a challenge and desire to push yourself everyday, Company S-1 is where you belong.
P-2 Trident P Land-Air-Sea
Since 1978, Trident Company has forged well-educated leaders of character by not only providing them a challenging experience, but through deliberately developing them academically, physically, and mentally in a tight-knit family environment. Our outfit values provide a unique framework for the development of the whole cadet into the kind of leader that others will want to follow. By joining Company P-2, you will take on the demands of learning the values of T.R.I.D.E.N.T. and enter into an outfit that is bigger than
Company C-2 Old Army Cock Company
Established in 1959, Company C-2 is one of the oldest outfits on the Quad. C-2 is well known for our academic success, physical fitness, special outfit traditions, and military service. We take pride in preparing our cadets for any future endeavor. Our cadets have historically served as leaders in organizations, both on and off the Quad. Company C-2 strives to create a strong bond between classes, living to our motto, “Our Strength is Our Family.”
N-1 Knights First in Sight, Ready to Fight
Originally established in 1972 as the N-1 “Neanderthals”, today’s N-1 Knights make up a Navy/Marine outfit focused on developing ethical leadership and encouraging self-ownership. The Knights are well represented both on and off the Quad, whether it be as members of professional organizations, sports teams, clubs, Greek life or service organizations. N-1 Knights take pride in the fact that we always look after our own.
Company E-2- The Mascot Company
Known as the Texas A&M Mascot Company, Company E-2 has had the honor and privilege of serving as the caretakers for Texas A&M’s beloved mascot, Miss Reveille Ma’am, since 1959. As an outfit, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, ability to respond to adversity, and our involvement both on and off the Quad. E-2 has a long tradition of producing some of our university’s top leaders. Incoming and returning cadets will be consistently challenged and developed into outstanding servant leaders.
Company D-1 is a tight knit group of cadets focused on academic success, physical and mental well-being, career readiness for both the military and civilian sectors, and becoming men and women of good character. Many D-1 cadets are involved in special units such as Rudder's Rangers and Ranger Challenge, and are heavily involved in Army ROTC. D-1 provides an environment where cadets build genuine friendships that go beyond the Corps, and push each other to be better in every facet of their college experience.
Killer K-2 The Best in Every Way
In Company K-2, our goal is to be the “Best in Every Way.” We pride ourselves on being a tight knit group of cadets. As a member of Killer K-2, you will have the opportunity to form a close relationship with each member of the outfit, building relationships that will last long after you leave Texas A&M.
We take great pride in holding ourselves to the highest standards when it comes to academics, leadership, and physical fitness. We are competition-driven, and year after year, excel in competitions such as the Obstacle Course, Mud Run, Bloody Cross, and Major Unit challenges, and we embody the Marine Corps values of honor, courage, commitment, exhibiting them in all we do.
Company G-1 Ramblin’ Rogues
G-1 prides itself on being a family focused outfit. As Ramblin’ Rogues, we work hard to foster healthy relationships among all cadets in the outfit, allowing us to maintain strong relationships and networking opportunities post graduation. This familial focus enables us to hold events such as the G-1 alumni conference, where current members are able to connect with former cadets on a personal and professional level.
Company S-2 The Marauders
Based off of “Merrill’s Marauders” - a long range jungle warfare unit that served their country in the pacific theater of WWII - Company S-2 was established in the early 70’s. Our primary focus is to prepare our cadets for their professional future. Company S-2 prides itself on ensuring that each of our Marauders has developed their resumes, participated in interview preparation workshops and has gained mentorship opportunities with industry professionals. Company S-2 is a family oriented outfit dedicated to ensuring that each one of our members understands they are a part of something that is greater than themselves.
Squadron 3 Thunderbirds Only The Best
Since our establishment in 1999, Squadron 3 has remained dedicated to a singular goal: excellence in all we do. That’s why we’re named after the fastest flying, most premiere Air Demonstration team in the world: the United States Air Force’s Thunderbirds.
Thunderbird 3 achieves excellence through the application of our outfit principles: Honor, Integrity, Intensity, Perseverance, Pride, and Unity. Our motto “Only the Best”, is exemplified in the achievements of our cadets. T-Birds achieve academic excellence, historically posting some of the highest grades in the Corps. Squadron 3 cadets are leaders, both on and off the Quad, serving in positions with Fish Camp, as Yell Leaders, as well as in men's organizations, professional organizations, and much more.
If personal development and our core values resonate, excellence is calling. Make Squadron 3 your home and family for the next four years.
Squadron 11 Heaven’s 11
Squadron Eleven strives for excellence in all facets of the Corps of Cadets by developing authentic and resilient leaders that face challenges head on. We develop leaders through discipline and high standards by prioritizing our academics, physical fitness, extra curricular activities and leadership abilities to ensure our cadets stand out in the military and civilian sectors.
Squadron 8 Outlaws
Devoted to the development of the highest-quality leaders, Squadron 8 performs rigorous physical and mental training, military fluency, while demanding high academic standards. Others know us for our tight-knit family culture and tradition-based atmosphere. Outlaw 8 consistently commissions a high number of officers into the Armed Forces, while providing non-contracted cadets with skills to thrive in the public and private sectors. The Outlaw family culture has cultivated a fantastic alumni base where former Outlaws provide insight, mentorship and advice to current Squadron 8 cadets.
Outlaw 8 doesn’t just make leaders—we Make Ya Famous.
Squadron 17 Challenger Shoot For The Stars
Squadron 17 was founded in 1992 as a memorial outfit honoring the lives lost in the Challenger shuttle explosion. The mission of Squadron 17 is to develop men of character, devoted to serving Texas A&M, the US military, and the professional community through impactful leadership. Squadron 17 also prides itself on its ability to create lifelong bonds that prepare men to be outstanding future husbands and fathers. Squadron 17 consistently produces high-quality cadets who have held prominent leadership positions across Texas A&M’s campus. Challengers are highly encouraged to find what they are passionate about and pursue it with excellence.
Squadron 1 Huslin’ One, Second to None
“Follow Me.” These words are proudly demonstrated by the Air Force’s 393rd Bomb Squadron, the first nuclear capable squadron and modern day tip of the spear. Like them, in Squadron One, we fearlessly lead the way among our peers, following the path paved for us by our brothers and sisters who have soared through the wild blue yonder. Squadron One’s goal is to produce high quality Air Force officers and corporate leaders through a rigorous combination of academic emphasis, discipline, and physical training, coupled with the opportunity for growth through shared adversity. Should you choose to accept our challenge and strive to live by our standards, you too will truly be “Second to None”.
Falcon 16 Engineered to Fly, Terror of the Sky
Squadron 16 is a family-oriented outfit. As falcons, we strive to ensure that everyone feels welcome and included in everything we do. Through many outfit-wide activities, Falcons form a unique bond that is fundamental to developing leaders. These relationships last long after graduation, and often for the rest of our lives. Squadron 16’s history is filled with alumni who have served their country well - from pilots in the Air Force to leaders in the private and public sector; Squadron 16 alumni stand apart from the rest on every front.
Squadron 21 Hellcats Death before Dishonor
Squadron 21 is a family for those who are highly motivated to expand their potential academically, physically, and mentally. Members of Squadron 21, Hellcats, strive to ensure all cadets are academically successful by matching underclassmen with upperclassmen who are in the same major. We develop military and physical proficiencies through a rigorous training environment that pushes the limits of all cadets. Whether you are going into the military or the private sector, Squadron 21 fosters a positive atmosphere of continued learning that prepares developing leaders for the global challenges of the future. In all things, Hellcats are a family who pursues excellence through the ways we develop and lead our cadets, our peers, and all we interact with.
SQUADRON 12 TALONS HONOR, EXCELLENCE, MIGHT
Established in 1956, Squadron 12 boasts over 60 years of rich history and heritage in the Corps of Cadets. Throughout the years, our mission has remained the same – a fierce devotion to forging leaders of character prepared for the global leadership challenges of the future. Following a proud lineage of military officers, business executives, and Corps Commanders, our cadets and alumni are well equipped to achieve success in whatever leadership role they take on. We take pride in an emphasis on academic achievement, military proficiency, and career readiness by fostering an atmosphere of scholastic support, rigorous training, and a connection to a strong alumni network. Most importantly, Squadron 12 is unique in that it provides individual cadet development through an environment that prioritizes mentorship and camaraderie. By joining Squadron 12, you are not only committing to a family but to a lifetime of honor and excellence.
Squadron 18 Phantom Silent in the Night, Deadly in the Fight
Reactivated in 2002, Squadron 18 is the most established transfer outfit in the Corps of Cadets. As a transfer outfit, we condense a years’ worth of training into one semester, taking in new freshmen every fall and spring. Squadron 18 produces cadets of the highest standard through an extensive and detailed training process. Our mission is to mold average students into cadets who can lead by example, both on and off the Quad, and are prepared for life after college. Year after year, we continue to set the bar for transfer outfits in physical fitness, academics, and career readiness. Squadron 18 is home to anyone seeking to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
Squadron 2 Easy Come, Easy Go
Squadron 2, also known as Gator 2, was originally founded in 1960. Our long heritage has created a culture based on family. Squadron 2 also boasts a long history of excellence in athletics and scholastics. Each year we work towards intramural championships in football, softball, basketball, and soccer, while still maintaining a high standard in academics. Gator 2 also serves the community through the various service activities we plan throughout the year. Every member of Gator 2 understands that, while we are only here in the Corps for a short time, the relationships we build with one another lasts a lifetime. We strive for every member of our outfit to grow into well educated and productive leaders. The early Gators who established the outfit left a legacy of camaraderie, spirit, and pride that we continue to strive for.
Squadron 6 Savage 6
Established in 1952 and reactivated in 2013, Squadron 6 is an Air Force outfit named after General Claire Lee Chennault's Flying Tiger Unit, which served in China during World War II. Today, the Savage Six Flying Tigers are dedicated to training our cadets to be the most well-rounded people on the Quad, no matter their future aspirations. Our cadets have consistently turned out to be top leaders in the Armed Forces, outstanding civilian engineers, political scientists, economists and so much more. We consistently push ourselves to our limit through physical training. As a Flying Tigers, we are dedicated to giving back to the community through our work with Bella’s Buddies, a nonprofit organization training service dogs, and other local organizations. Join the Flying Tiger family and be the very best!
Squadron 23 Nighthawks
The Squadron 23 “Nighthawks” have a reputation for quickly producing top-tier cadets to serve in leadership roles across the Quad. Since our founding, Squadron 23 has produced a Corps Sergeant Major and Corps Commander, Major Unit Commanders, Yell Leaders, Maroon Coat members, and US Special Forces-select members. Though we are an Air Force outfit, Squadron 23 emphasizes military commissioning into all branches, with 90% of our most recent class commissioning into the US Army, Air Force, or Space Force.
With a strong focus on personal and professional development, our cadets have achieved leadership positions in multiple organizations, both on and off the Quad.
Squadron 5 The Filthy Fifth
Filthy Fifth’s atmosphere is one based on family, military tradition, physical fitness, and academics. The Fifth produces well-rounded leaders prepared to either join the military or the business world. With over 49 years of history before being reactivated in Fall 2016, the Filthy Fighters embrace their rich history and develop relations with their vast alumni base which includes General Wilson ’81 (current Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force), Lt. Col. Dan “Two Dogs” Hampton ’86 (the most decorated F-16 pilot), and the late
Rusty Thompson ’85 (previous Director of Student Activities at Texas A&M).
Squadron 20 Titans
Squadron 20 was founded in 2007, as one of the wings' first pre-professional outfits. Squadron 20 Titans not only prioritizes academic excellence but physical fitness, military proficiency, and career readiness. In fact, a majority of our seniors have a guaranteed job upon graduation, ranging from careers with the Air Force to law school. Squadron 20 cultivates an environment that builds top-tier leaders who are fully prepared to handle any rigorous challenges they may face after graduation.
A-Company Wolfpack Wolves Run Together
A Company is an outfit that prides itself on representing both the Aggie Band and the Corps of Cadets through their athleticism, enduring pride, and mental fortitude in everything they strive to do. The outfit sets out to be well accomplished in every aspect of the Corps of Cadets lifestyle, whether it be through academics or developing key leadership through their “Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.” As the Wolfpack, A-Co has set a precedent as the outfit that develops leaders through the unity of its cadets, which can be summarized through the outfit slogan “Wolves Run Together.” This means that everyone that passes through the outfit, both past and present, is always considered as one of the pack.
Established in 2013, C-Company is one of the six major outfits in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. We strive to uphold our three knightly vows - to live by honor and for glory, to defend the honor of your fellow Crusader, and to never back down from a challenge - which help create a sense of unity between all classes and guide the development of every Crusader, on and off the quad. C-Company welcomes all majors and has consistently been in the top portion of the band in academics. In C-Co, we want you to be successful people, not just cadets, and get the full Texas A&M experience. Our outfit has cadets involved in various extracurricular activities, including Aggie Cinema, Traditions Council, and the Howdy Crew campus tour guides.
B-Company Street Fighters Hell Bent Street Fighters
B-Company is an outfit that is primarily composed of engineering and liberal arts majors. This variety has created a consistent production of successful men and women who are prepared to lead the way in their future careers. Aside from being academically focused, B-Company also consistently volunteers to give back to the Bryan/College Station area with the “Keep Brazos Beautiful '' project and has adopted George Bush Drive as our personal beautification project. B-Company strives to push each member to be convicting, competent, and caring in everything they do.
A-Battery Noblemen Tough, Tops, Tenacious
Formed in 1976 as one of the original four outfits of the Aggie Band, A-Battery prides itself on our connections to history and tradition. Our cadets represent a wide variety of majors and serve as leaders in dozens of organizations both on and off the Quad. The success of A-Battery Noblemen stems from our motto: “Tough, Tops, Tenacious.” A-Battery has consistently been one of the Corps’ top outfits in academic performance. Our commitment to academics also plays a large part in A-Battery having one of the best rates of freshmen retention. A-Battery also values selfless service, which we exercise through regular roadside cleanups on Texas Avenue, just northeast of campus. More than anything else, we have a strong devotion to each other and inspire one another toward greatness every day. If you want to march in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and develop yourself by developing others, A-Battery is the place to make that happen.
C-Battery was reinstated alongside C-Company in 2013 due to growing numbers within the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. C-Battery does not have a primary academic focus, our Marksmen come from a variety of academic disciplines, from engineering, to wildlife and fisheries science majors, C-Battery has it all. C-Battery prides itself on upholding a family environment that provides support for its cadets to reach their full potential. C-Battery strives to uphold a system that is dedicated to helping cadets through accountability, relationships, and camaraderie-based perseverance.
The More We Sweat in Peace, The Less We Bleed in War
Founded in 1976, B-Battery prides itself as being one of the oldest outfits within the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band at Texas A&M. The “Wildmen” of B-Battery have a fierce loyalty to the family and develop intentional relationships with their fellow members of the outfit, and the Aggie band as a whole. With its deep sense of camaraderie and commitment to the Aggie Bandsmen hallmarks of dignity, self discipline, and enduring pride, B-Battery remains one of the top performing outfits in the Corps. In addition to its dedication to cadet performance on and off the Quad, the Wildmen also boast a commitment to community outreach and service, having volunteered for several years at humanitarian organizations such as the Red Cross of America, Brazos Valley Food Bank, The Big Event, and BUILD. If you seek an outfit with a strong sense of community and want to be a part of something truly bigger than yourself, then you might just find a home with B-Battery.
Delta Company Veterans Outfit
An outfit organized specifically for Combat Veterans. The history of this unit dates back to the Post World War II period when many veterans returned home and attended Texas A&M. Cadets in this company are allowed to live on or off campus.
The Corps of Cadets is made up of students from all backgrounds and experiences. Academically, cadets study all different majors at Texas A&M and go on to pursue careers in the public and private sectors as well as in the military. Our cadets are involved in many activities both on and off the Quad. With the Corps, opportunities are unlimited. These are a few examples of the types of students that make up the Corps of Cadets.
Corps Special Units
A cadet can join a special unit in addition to his or her outfit. Corps special units give cadets a unique opportunity to challenge themselves through training, personal growth and competition.
Ross Volunteer Company
The Ross Volunteer Company formed in 1887 as the Scott Volunteers. The Company changed their name in 1898 in honor of Lawrence Sullivan Ross, former governor of the state of Texas and president of Texas A&M College. Often referred to as RVs, the unit remains the official Honor Guard of the Governor of Texas.
The ceremonial uniform is an all-white dress uniform, and company officers carry sabers and wear red sashes inspired by the French Zouaves. Ceremonial duties include firing 3-volley, 21-gun salutes at Texas A&M’s Silver Taps ceremonies and during the annual campus Muster ceremony.
The RVs are the Honor Guard of King Rex, the King of Mardi Gras, in New Orleans, Louisiana and represent the Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M in multiple parades around the state of Texas.