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 camaraderie 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 of the classroom, Gladiators pride themselves on physical and mental resilience, forming a group of well-rounded leaders of character. If you are interested in joining a community that promotes physical and mental grit 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. With a historically high military contracting rate, members of Company N-1 are regularly named to leadership roles within Texas A&M's NROTC Battalion. 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
In Thunderbird 3, our motto is “Only The Best”. Named after the elite Air Force air demonstration squadron, The Thunderbirds, our goal is to achieve exactly what The Thunderbirds represent: Excellence In All We Do. We exemplify this by boasting one of the highest unit term GPAs in the Corps, along with ~70% of the outfit pursuing or already contracted. We are heavily involved in many special units (Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Ross Volunteers, Fish Drill Team, Darling Recruiting Company) and off-the-Quad organizations. Our cadets have held many leadership positions to include the Wing Commander for AFROTC, the Armory and PR Officers, multiple Cav jocks for Parsons Mounted Cavalry, a former Fish Drill Team Advisor, and the First Sergeant and Guidon Bearer for the Darling Recruiting Company. No matter your interests, there is a spot for you to become an outstanding leader in our family.
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
Outlaw 8 rigorously trains cadets in military fluencies to produce the highest quality leaders. Our cadets are taught to think independently and critically. We ensure academics come first, while always training hard and dedicating ourselves to selfless service. We are the premier high intensity training event outfit in the Corps Wings, regularly using the Obstacle and Stamina Courses, among other events such as ruck marches and combatives. We proudly commission several Air Force Officers each year and have alumni serve on the AFROTC staff at Texas A&M. We expect hard work and a never give up attitude. Give us your all, and we will do the same, and “Make You Famous”.
Squadron 17 Challenger Shoot For The Stars
Challenger 17 is a tightly-knit brotherhood of campus leaders dedicated to academic success, athletic achievement, leadership across campus, and military excellence. We focus on developing the whole cadet, emphasizing relationship-building, campus involvement, and discipline alongside a strong academic support system. Every year for the past 5 years, Challenger 17 has won intramural athletics championships, produced key leaders in organizations including the Yell Leaders, Ross Volunteers, Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Student Government Association, Fish Camp, and many others - all while maintaining a top-10 combined outfit GPA out of 46 outfits in the Corps. Above all, we push ourselves and each other to be the best future officers, executives, husbands, and community leaders that we can be. Challenger 17 is an all-male outfit.
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
Hellcat 21 is a family for those who are highly motivated to expand their potential academically, physically, and mentally. Hellcats strive to ensure all cadets in both technical and non-technical fields are academically successful through peer mentorship from upperclassmen experienced in the field. 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
The Phantoms are an outfit organized to transition current college students into the Corps. Transfer students and current A&M students can join the Corps and SQ 18, undergo the “fish” experience for one semester and then move up to the class commensurate with their academic standing.
Squadron 2 Easy Come, Easy Go
Founded in 1960, Gator 2 is the oldest Air Force outfit and one of the oldest outfits in the Corps. Thanks to our heritage, we have a culture that is strongly rooted in tradition, athletics and the value of family. Each year we work hard to win championships in the four intramural sports played by the Corps – football, softball, basketball and soccer. When it comes to athletics, there are few outfits as committed to or as successful at training and winning championships as us. We also remain wholly committed to challenging ourselves daily in the form of physical fitness, through running, and calisthenics. We are consistently ranked near the top of the Corps in the yearly fitness competitions that all outfits compete in. Most importantly, we have created a culture filled with traditions and a strong emphasis on family. Over the years, we’ve come to understand that though our time in the Corps is limited, the relationships we build are ones that will last a lifetime. Regardless of whether you pursue a career in the military or the private sector upon graduating, the shared times, challenges, and experiences you had while in Gator 2 will leave you with a group you can call family for years to come. Our mission as an outfit is to grow every member of Gator 2 into well-educated and productive leaders of society who develop a family-like relationship with one another and overcome adversity through shared experiences in academics, athletics, military training, and service.
Squadron 6 Savage 6
Savage Six is named after the First American Volunteer Group (AVG) known as the Flying Tigers, who volunteered to serve in China in WWII from 1941-1942. Because of our connection to this group who were dedicated to helping those in need, we strive to honor them in our relentless pursuit of selfless service.
We use our time and resources to volunteer in the Bryan/College Station community while teaching our cadets the skills that will hold true for the rest of our lives. Through a regimented lifestyle of discipline and physical training, we, as Savages, better ourselves physically and mentally setting the basic foundation of all leadership values. On top of this, we mentor our own emotionally and academically, providing our cadets the proper tools to succeed in Savage Six, the Corps, and Texas A&M University. All Savage Six cadets show courage in life, savagery in battle, and service in everything they do.
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
Titan 20 develops well-rounded, physically fit, and highly educated leaders of exceptional moral character with the confidence to take on any challenge presented to them in the military or civilian sector. We ensure all cadets have the resources and academic support necessary to build an outstanding resume and achieve the GPA required to be accepted into and succeed in medical school, dental school, veterinary school, or any other professional graduate program.
A-Company Wolfpack Wolves Run Together
Our mission is to develop leaders of quality prepared for the global challenges of the future by relentlessly pursuing excellence in everything we do. We have a wolfpack mentality where we look out for each other and are willing to help others achieve success. Our outfit values are excellence, respect, selfless service, and grit.
C-Company is one of six outfits that make up the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. Here, Crusaders learn to prosper, displaying excellence in all we do while continually learning new skills and pursuing new challenges. As a Crusader, you will have the opportunity to be a leader, develop professional skills, and live an organized lifestyle. With the support of a family of fellow Crusaders, we expect our cadets to not only make it through a challenging 4 years, but thrive while doing so.
B-Company Street Fighters Hell Bent Street Fighters
Established in 1976, B-Company is known for its intense leadership development both on and off the Quad. We pride ourselves in encouraging intensity in everything we do, and we constantly strive for excellence in academics and physical training. Discipline, focus, and spirit are core tenets to B-Company’s ethos. In B-Company, “The Hottest Fire Forges the Strongest Steel”.
A-Battery Noblemen Tough, Tops, Tenacious
In our 53 years of history, A-Battery has served the Corps of Cadets and the Aggie Band as an outfit devoted to the success of its members in both the military and the private sectors. We understand that while you're a cadet, your academic degree ultimately comes first. As a result, A-Battery consistently ranks in the upper quarter of the Corps academically. We pride ourselves in creating diverse training environments that challenge our people in ways other outfits don't - ruck marches, swim workouts, and leadership discussions with highly successful people to name a few. Our time here in the Corps only lasts four years, but the relationships built as an A-Battery Noblemen last a lifetime. If you're someone who genuinely wants friendship, challenge, and an unparalleled Corps experience, join A-Battery - Tough, Tops, Tenacious.
C-Battery is a recently reinstated outfit in the Corps of Cadets (reestablished in 2013). C-Battery is history in the making. Current Marksmen are molding an outfit that fits the standards that we set in place for ourselves as leaders in the Corps. We focus on bettering ourselves and developing our people; be better today than you were yesterday. We strive to push every individual to reach their max potential and we make a promise to never give up on our fellow cadets. The overall mission of our outfit is to provide cadets with a platform for personal and professional growth through purpose-driven and intentional training which challenges our mental and physical fortitude.
The More We Sweat in Peace, The Less We Bleed in War
B-Battery is one of the units of the Aggie Band. In B-Batt, we value brotherhood, unity, and camaraderie. Suffice to say, we’re all about building strong bonds and relationships among all our cadets. Our cadets put in hard work to excel at cadet life while pursuing academic achievement. Aside from physical fitness and professionalism, we also incorporate fun and unique training times throughout the year, such as swim physical training at the Rec, outfit sports, or inviting guests to speak to the outfit.
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.