The past two weeks have been very exciting here in the Corps!
Two of our special units - the Fish Drill Team and the Ross Volunteers - traveled to New Orleans to participate in Mardi Gras festivities. The class of 2026 returned to Aggieland with the Fish Drill Team’s 13th consecutive national title, and the Ross Volunteers kept a long standing tradition alive by marching as the honor guard in the King of Mardi Gras’ parade. Additional details on those trips can be found below.
Our Corps athletics teams also continue to dominate the competition! The Corps men’s basketball team returned from Houston this week after defeating Lone Star College. We recently had cadets run in the Austin Marathon, where they had very impressive showings. Of these cadets, Will Massey ‘25 qualified for the Boston Marathon with a run time of 2:59:45.
These efforts and involvements in our Corps athletics teams are a great opportunity for our cadets to pursue their passions at the collegiate level, and I am proud to see them succeeding along the way.
In the first collaboration of its kind, the Corps of Cadets partnered with Aggie Baseball on custom, Corps-inspired jerseys. The baseball team debuted these jerseys on Sunday at the Corps of Cadets appreciation game. More details on this exciting partnership can be found later on in this newsletter.
This weekend, our cadets from across the Quad will compete this weekend in the annual Cadet Challenge. This friendly competition allows cadets to highlight their physical abilities and compete against other units in the Corps. Our next newsletter will share results and photos from this event, so be sure to keep an eye out!
I’d like to thank you for your involvement in your cadet’s journey. The continued support and encouragement you provide to your cadet as they participate in opportunities like these ensures they are making the most of their time in the Corps. I am very proud of each of them, and I look forward to helping them finish this semester strong!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of my staff. We are here to help your cadet succeed, and we are prepared to provide them with the necessary support to do so.
Thanks & Gig Em,