Mr. Richard Kardys ’67 received his B.A. in Government from Texas A&M and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1970. He was Commanding Officer of Squadron 8, a Ross Volunteer, Distinguished Student, and Distinguished Military Graduate. He served as a JAG officer in the United States Air Force from 1970-1976 and is licensed to practice in Texas and Alabama as well as in the U.S. Military Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1980, Kardys has been at Frost Bank in San Antonio as the manager of Frost Wealth Advisors. He is a past chairman of the Texas Bankers Association Trust Financial Services Division, a Certified Trust Financial Advisor, and a Certified Wealth Strategist. He was named the 2015 Aggie Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Aggie Bar Association. Kardys served as chairman of the board of the Association of Former Students in 2005 and chairman of the board of the Texas A&M Foundation in 2012. Kardys is past president of San Antonio organizations including the Federal Bar Association, Estate Planners Council, and Hospice San Antonio. He is a trustee of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the Oblate School of Theology. Kardys is a Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus and a longtime member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association.