SQUADRON 12 TALONS – HONOR, EXCELLENCE, MIGHT. Established in 1956, Squadron 12 boasts over 60 years of rich history and heritage in the Corps of Cadets. Throughout the years, our mission has remained the same – a fierce devotion to forging leaders of character prepared for the global leadership challenges of the future. Following a proud lineage of military officers, business executives, and Corps Commanders, our cadets and alumni are well equipped to achieve success in whatever leadership role they take on. We take pride in an emphasis on academic achievement, military proficiency, and career readiness by fostering an atmosphere of scholastic support, rigorous training, and a connection to a strong alumni network. Most importantly, Squadron 12 is unique in that it provides individual cadet development through an environment that prioritizes mentorship and camaraderie. By joining Squadron 12, you are not only committing to a family but to a lifetime of honor and excellence.