We’re off to a cold start here in Aggieland!
Our spring semester was delayed by a day due to icy conditions, but we are now up and running. Seeing the Quad alive with cadets and Corps activities once again is such a wonderful sight!
Ahead of another great semester, there are a few key events that I’d like to invite you to!
Aggieland Saturday (2/10)
Family Weekend (4/12 - 4/14)
Final Review (4/27)
Additionally, Parsons Mounted Cavalry will represent us at several different events across the state this semester. A list of those events is provided later in this newsletter. If they’re coming to your city, I hope you’ll stop by to say hello!
Whether you join us for one or all of these events, your support is greatly appreciated! Rain or shine, our cadets are always hard at work, becoming the best caliber of leaders possible. Your presence goes a long way in reassuring them there are others who have faith in what they are working so hard to accomplish.
Here’s to another fantastic semester in the Corps of Cadets! I look forward to seeing all of you soon!
Thanks & Gig Em,
Brigadier General Patrick Michaelis ’93
TaxAct Texas Bowl Recap
My family and I had the privilege of accompanying the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, our Officers of the Day from Squadron 17, Miss Reveille and her handlers to the TaxAct Texas Bowl.
Though the final score was not what we had hoped for, our cadets did an excellent job at representing Texas A&M on the road. I am proud of them for the ways in which they embody our core values in all that they do.
Being a part of this spirit throughout my second football season as Commandant has been nothing short of an honor. Whether we were home or away, having the chance to spend time with our cadets on gameday has been an experience like no other.
I’d like to thank all of our staff members and supporters for making the 2023 football season a successful one for the Corps of Cadets. From march-in to halftime, you were there to show each of our cadets just how much our beloved organization is cared for!
We are counting down the days until we’re back in Kyle Field to Beat The Hell Outta Notre Dame in August!
View photos from the Texas Bowl, as well as other games from this past season, here.
Parsons Mounted Cavalry Announces 2024 Appearance Schedule
As the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate mounted cavalry unit, Parsons Mounted Cavalry proudly represents Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets around the state and nation.
This semester will mark the most miles the unit has traveled in one season, totaling just over 1,500 miles!
Parsons Mounted Cavalry will visit the following locations over the course of the spring semester:
Jan. 27 - Citrus Parade, Mission, TX
Feb. 3 - Western Heritage Parade, San Antonio, TX
Feb. 17 - Washington’s Birthday Celebration, Laredo, TX
Feb. 23 and 24 - San Antonio Rodeo (PMC will serve as the color guard)
Feb. 24 - Houston Rodeo Parade
April 26 - Battle of Flowers Parade, San Antonio, TX
We hope you’ll join us in supporting PMC during one or more of these events!
Read more about PMC’s spring appearances here.
The Cadet Experience: Hometown Buddies
For many, the relationships built during one’s time in the Corps evolve into lifelong friendships. On occasion, cadets from the same hometown will choose to join the Corps and experience the organization together.
Meet freshman cadets Emelia Volante and Ismael Manriquez ‘27, two high school friends from Cibolo, Texas, who decided to join the Corps together. Though in different units, these two cadets have used their shared experience to strengthen their bond.
View the video above to learn more about these cadets and their experience in the Corps thus far.
Cadets to March 1,000 Miles in Support of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Over the winter break, an eight-man team of cadets, known as Project Atlas Rucks, completed a cumulative 1,000 mile journey in support of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF)!
We are pleased to announce that the team both met and exceeded their goal of $15,000 raised for the SOWF. A true display of selfless service, we’d like to extend our most sincere congratulations and appreciation to these cadets for using their time off to support such a worthy cause.
Learn more about the history of Project Atlas and this year’s team here.