兵团 of Cadets is a student-led, military-style organization at Texas A&M. It is the oldest student organization on campus and was established with the university in 1876. While participation in the Corps of Cadets was at one time mandatory for all who attended Texas A&M, participation in the Corps became voluntary in 1965. However, the 军校军团 is a large, visible part of the university and continues to play an important part in Texas A&M’s traditions and history.
The men and women of the Corps of Cadets form the largest uniformed body of students outside of the United States service academies. While Texas A&M’s 军校军团 consistently commissions more officers into the country’s military than any other school in the nation except the three service academies, membership in the Corps carries no military obligation.
The unique spirit and traditions that make Texas A&M so special are deeply rooted in the 军校军团 experience. For that reason, the Corps has been long regarded as the “Keepers of the Spirit and the Guardians of Tradition” of Aggieland.
The 罗斯志愿者 — which are often called RVs — perform 3-volley, 21-gun salutes at Texas A&M’s Silver Taps ceremonies and its annual Muster ceremony. In addition to these ceremonies, the RVs march in several parades each year and also serve as the Honor Guard of King Rex, the King of Mardi Gras, in New Orleans.
The 战斗'德克萨斯州aggie乐队 is the official marching band of Texas A&M. Also known as the “Noble Men of Kyle,” the Aggie Band is the largest military marching band in the United States. All members of the aggie乐队 are members of the 军校军团.
在全国著名的Aggie带，它成立于1894年，是著名的军事精度和风格。乐队在执行所有大学主场足球比赛，很多客场比赛 - 包括碗比赛 - 等功能贯穿全年。乐队还参加了就职游行许多美国总统和州长500万彩票网州，以及许多其他的游行和特别活动，使之成为该国最走遍合议的乐队之一。
The Fish Drill Team is an all-freshman precision rifle drill team that represents the Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M at military drill meets across the United States. The 鱼练队 has won numerous national championships at the Tulane NROTC National Drill Competition over its six decades of existence, making it one of the most highly decorated and recognized organizations in the 军校军团.
牧师的骑兵 was formed in 1973 and was named after Col. Thomas R. Parsons, a former commandant of cadets. Parsons Mounted Cavalry is currently comprised of more than 40 horses and four mules and marches with the 军校军团 at all home football games. All members of Parsons Mounted Cavalry are cadets in the Corps and are trained in basic horsemanship skills, as well as the care and feeding of the stock. Parsons Mounted Cavalry represents Texas A&M at parades and other equestrian events throughout the state of Texas.