Mr. Judson E. “Old Army Lou” Loupot ’32 majored in Agricultural Administration while at Texas A&M. He was a member of Company G Infantry. Due to his father’s death in 1929, he sold used textbooks and clothing out of his dorm room to pay for school. Due to university regulations, he was encouraged to move his “office” off campus. He and his buddies built a structure on northgate called Loupot’s Trading Post, which eventually became Loupot’s Bookstore. “Old Army Lou” never forgot the lean years while in school, so he never turned away a student in need. He provided textbooks, meals, and even bailed them out of trouble. Loupot was known for his generosity and would tell students to pay him back when they got the money. Loupot’s bookstore was in business for over 75 years, and he employed hundreds of students carrying on the “Old Army Lou” spirit to the end.
Three documents cover every facet of life in the Cadet Corps: The Cadence, The Standard Orders, and The Cadet Resident Handbook. Every cadet is responsible for reviewing these documents and holding him/herself and other cadets accountable.
The Cadence is a pocket-size summary of information specifically intended for freshman cadets.
The Standard Orders describe the Corps of Cadets, its members, and what they endeavor to become. The Standard Orders begin with the University’s purpose statement and core values, the Corps’ mission, cadet values, and an introduction to the leadership development model. The Standard Orders are at the very heart of the Corps’ disciplined way of life. They articulate both ideals and the practical aspects of daily life in the Corps. The carefully-crafted policies and standards are designed to support a cadet’s academic success, physical and mental well-being, and development as a leader. It includes information relevant to every cadet, regardless of rank or class, concerning Corps membership, administration, operations, scholastics, discipline, physical fitness, and career readiness.
The Cadet Resident Handbook includes specific housing and safety-related information relevant to every cadet living in the dorms.
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