COMMANDANTS & COMMANDERS
Since the Corps of Cadets’ inception in 1876, strong leadership has played a major role in the overall success of the Corps. Commandants and Corps Commanders from many backgrounds have proudly and faithfully served Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets for generations.
Click the button below to learn more about the men and women who have led our Corps with respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and selfless service. For over 145 years, their daily efforts in upholding the Aggie core values and their relentless commitment to each and every cadet’s personal success has ensured that the Corps of Cadets can continue to shape students into our nation’s top leaders.
HALL OF HONOR
For more than a century, the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University has produced members who have held positions of importance in almost every field of endeavor. Whether in war or peace, former cadets have led the way.
The Corps of Cadets established the Hall of Honor in 1993 to pay tribute to those former cadets who have lived a life that exemplifies the Texas Aggie Spirit. Those chosen also possess the values upon which the Corps was founded: honor, loyalty, service, pride, patriotism, faith, leadership, and honesty.
Plaques containing portraits and biographies of each member are displayed in the Hall of Honor of the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center. A special lapel pin identifies the members of the Hall of Honor.
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
Seven former members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets have received the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest award that a member of the United States Armed Forces can receive and is awarded for valor against an enemy force.
The stories of the former cadets who have received the Medal of Honor can be found at the button below.
The term 'Flag Officer' traditionally refers to a commissioned officer who is senior enough to fly a flag that marks the position from where they exercise command.
Today, the term is understood to signify a General in the Marine Corps, Army, or Air Force, or an Admiral in the Navy or Coast Guard. These men and women wear stars on their shoulder epaulets, and are considered some of the best, brightest, and most experienced leaders of the United States Armed Forces. The stars that they wear represent their years of experience, challenging duty assignments, effective leadership skills, strategic prowess, and unwavering dedication to defending the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, both domestic and abroad.
The names of the former cadets who have gone on become flag officers in the United States Armed Forces can be found at the button below.