Lieutenant General Ormond R. Simpson 1936

General Simpson saw combat in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In April 1965, he become commanding general, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. He also commanded the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious service.

As a much decorated Marine officer, he returned to Texas A&M University to become assistant vice president for Student Services and the head of the School of Military Sciences.