The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
The Corps of Cadets develops well-educated leaders of character prepared for the global leadership challenges of the future.
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The Corps Experience

the Ultimate Aggie Experience

The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, (the Corps) is the largest, oldest and most visible student organization and leadership training program at Texas A&M University.  It is one of the largest uniformed bodies of students in the nation that provides hands-on leadership experience, enhances a world-class education from Texas A&M, and directly involves cadets in the traditions that make Aggieland so different from all other schools.

Leadership Development And Career Readiness

140+ Years

Since 1876, the Corps has trained leaders for our communities, our state, and our nation – all within the framework of a military-style organization.

College is the first step in making you ready for the workforce.  The Corps is, at its heart, a program that helps young men and women learn, practice, and develop critical leadership skills that will serve them for the rest of their life.  A majority of our leadership training graduates pursue a career in the public or private sector; however, the Corps of Cadets consistently commissions the most ROTC cadets in the nation.  An average of 40-45% of our cadets pursue a military commission in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

Enhancing the Educational Experience

Success in college begins with strong academic performance.  The Corps understands that strong, successful leaders must perform well academically and provides vital resources to ensure that success.  Leadership development begins with a world-class university with over 140 years of tradition and builds on that foundation, guiding cadets in developing time management skills and providing structure while enjoying the benefits of being at one of the nation’s top public universities.

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The Keepers of the Spirit & Guardians of Tradition

Texas A&M is more than a great university; it is the home of the Aggie family with a long history of spirit and tradition.  The Corps has long been known as the “Keepers of the Spirit and Guardians of Tradition” because of cadets’ key roles in the preservation and execution of these time-honored traditions.  Whether its the Ross Volunteer Company conducting a three-volley salute at Silver Taps or Aggie Muster, Parsons Mounted Cavalry firing the Spirit of ’02 cannon everytime the Aggie football team scores, or caring for Reveille, Texas A&M’s official mascot, the Corps of Cadets ensures the great traditions of Texas A&M live on, just as they have for over 140 years.

Common Questions
Do I have to join the military?

No, military service is not a requirement.

How do I join?

Register for the Corps at your New Student Conference.

Where do cadets live?

Cadets live on the Quad with other cadets.

Who can join the Corps?

Anyone admitted to Texas A&M.

How Can I Join?

Acceptance to Texas A&M University is the ONLY pre-requisite for joining this leadership training program.  The majority of incoming cadets are in the freshman class, however, the Corps is open to all Texas A&M students.

Admissions Info

Students wishing to enter the Corps of Cadets must first submit an application to be accepted by Texas A&M University.  Additional information about the admissions process, deadlines, and requirements can be found on the Texas A&M admissions website.

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