For more than a century, the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University has produced members who have held positions of importance in almost every field of endeavor. Whether in war or peace, former cadets have led the way. The Corps of Cadets established the Hall of Honor Award in 1993 to pay tribute to those former cadets who have lived a life that exemplifies the Texas Aggie Spirit. Those chosen also possess the values upon which the Corps was founded: honor, loyalty, service, pride, patriotism, faith, leadership and honesty.
Purpose and Philosophy
The purpose of the Hall of Honor Award program is to recognize former Corps members who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence of the Corps and University.
The Hall of Honor Award does more than honor its recipients. It also further illustrate the great value of the leadership programs and student involvement of members of the Corps of Cadets and increases pride of former students, students, staff and faculty have for the University and the Corps. The award program recognizes those men and women who demonstrate the power of the Corps experience to the people of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Criteria for Selection
This distinction will be reflective of Texas A&M University’s corps values – Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect and Selfless Service. Recipients will be accomplished in the distinct areas as outlined below:
- Professional Achievement and Career Distinction: The recipient attained prominence through his or her professional career or other worthy endeavors that form a record of accomplishment impressive to the citizens of Texas and the nation.
- Service to Society: The recipient exhibits integrity and demonstrated commitment to service through and interest in bettering the lives of others.
- Service and Support to Texas A&M University: The recipient’s deeds and actions reflect the importance of his or her Corps training, pride in alma mater and loyalty to Texas A&M, as demonstrated through their interest in and support of the University, the Corps of Cadets and their programs.
Eligible nominees must be a former student and have served in the Corps of Cadets for at least two years, unless unable for reasons beyond the individual’s control (e.g., military service). Current, full-time employees of Texas A&M and the TAMU System are deemed ineligible until they retire, transfer or terminate employment. Former students may be nominated posthumously.
Method of Nomination
Nominations will be accepted using the following guidelines:
- The Office of the Commandant will provide a nomination form upon request.
- In addition to the award nomination form, nominators are encouraged to provide the following documents of support. Such items include, but are not limited to:
- Letter of nomination
- Current biography or curriculum vitae
- Letters of support from non-family members
- Award and certificates of achievement
- Any other items of interest
- Nomination forms will be held for each individual for a period of five years. If an individual is not selected for the award, his or her Award Nomination Form may be updated and renewed by the original or other appropriate nominator for consideration in a subsequent year.
- The name of the nominator will not be disclosed
- Send completed packages to:
Corps Hall of Honor Selection Committee
Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-1400
Announcement and Recognition
The Office of the Commandant will announce recipients during the Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony which is held annually.