Josh Mathew ’20 is a Business major with a minor in cybersecurity from Rowlett, Texas and the son of Jacob and Jiby Mathew. Originally from Squadron 6, he is currently serving as the Corps Adjutant on Corps Staff.
Josh is highly involved in student activities both on and off the Quad. He is the associate Justice in the Student Government Judicial Court, a member of the Texas A&M Honor Council, Student Rules and Regulations Committee, and the University Disciplinary Appeals Panel. In the Corps, he is also a member of the Ross Volunteer Company. He is very involved in his church and community and works in the preschool room at New Life Baptist Church. He’s also been an Impact Retreat counselor, which is Christian faith-based retreat helping Texas A&M and Blinn students connect to others in the local community.
As Corps Adjutant, Josh forms up the Corps and takes accountability at formation, as well as during reviews and parades. As Cadet Performance Review Board (CPRB) President, he is the head of a board of cadets that review other members in the Corps that have been put up for membership review due to disciplinary issues.
“It’s a job that requires me to make hard decisions, especially when it comes to deciding their future, but I know that I am surrounded by extremely wise and capable board members that have a strong desire to do the right thing,” Josh said.
He has won numerous awards, including the Air Force ROTC Meritorious Service Award for being in the top 5% of Air Force cadets and Most Outstanding Freshman his fish year.
After graduation in May of 2021 he will commission as an officer in the Air Force. “My mother always told me about the importance of serving my country; especially considering all that the United States has given to my family with me being a first-generation American,” he said. After serving, Josh intends to go to law school and become a prosecutor and hopefully a judge in the long term. He hopes to always be in a job where he can directly be serving the people.
Josh has made such a positive impact during his time as a cadet and we know he will be a huge success in all of his future endeavors. We wish him all the best!