“Give me an army of West Point graduates, I’ll win a battle.
Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I’ll win a war!”
–Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
Texas A&M is one of only three schools with a full-time Corps of Cadets program leading to commissions in all branches of military service — Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. It has a tradition of providing more trained officers to our nation’s armed forces than come from any other military school.
Members of the Corps of Cadets look forward to their Senior year when they will be privileged to wear boots.
The heartbeat of the Spirit of Aggieland has never lost a half-time!
The oldest honor guard and drill team of its kind in the state, the Ross Volunteer Company is the Honor Guard of the Governor of the State of Texas.
In addition to those listed above, the Corps of Cadets has several other traditions for which participation is relatively limited to the Corps such as the annual March to the Brazos and Final Review
“The men of Texas A&M can stand up to any men in the world and compare favorably their education and training for leadership –leadership in the pursuits of peace, and if it comes to war, leadership in battle.”
–Gen. Omar Bradley, 1950