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    Outfits at TAMU

    Do it multiple times with multiple units until you find one you like. Great advice. My son enjoyed C-2 a great deal and his best friend was a Marine, PLC, Aviation, currently at The Basic School. You have to consider your major, you can be the most STRAC cadet but if you fail your classes you...
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    Corps values: exploring Texas A&M's oldest tradition

    This is an article, or series of articles, that appeared today in "The Battalion," which is the student newspaper at Texas A&M. "Dear readers, Last semester, The Battalion was one of nine college papers the nation selected to participate in the Poynter Institute’s 2018-2019 College Media...
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    Do any of the SMC currently do family style meals

    According to my two kids who've been relatively recent cadets at A&M, it is cafeteria style.
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    98-year-old loses Class of '42 Aggie Ring

    While this story happens to be about an Aggie one could, I’m sure, substitute the names of “The Citadel” or “Virginia Military Institute” or the federal service academies without much difference. The point being, the sundry Senior Military Colleges are unique places. That said, I found this...
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    Texas Aggie Cadet Marksman Unit

    Texas A&M Cadet Sniper Teams compete in grueling 2019 Mammoth Sniper Challenge “On Sunday, January 6, 2018, at Ft Gordon, Ga., three cadet two-man sniper teams from the [Texas Aggie] Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU) completed the 3 day, 30 mile, Mammoth Sniper Challenge placing 3rd...
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    TAMU Corps and the Internment of President George H.W. Bush

    The television "story" as a nice video of the arrival of the hearse and the line of TAMU Cadets. https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Texas-AM-Corps-of-Cadets-line-route-of-Presidents-motorcade-502108061.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=KBTX&utm_campaign=PMC_mediaday. The...
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    VMI History

    Thank you for sharing this Bruno.
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    A&M Galveston seeks bigger ship for mariners in training

    The Texas A&M Maritime Academy wants Congress to allocate some $300 million for a training vessel large enough to accommodate all of its students, an upgrade that would put the Galveston campus on par with the nation’s six other federally supported schools for aspiring mariners...
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    TAMU End of the Year Report

    What follows is excerpted from the Commandant's end of the report: The Corps continues to place a strong emphasis on academics, and the results are speaking for themselves. The cadets posted a fall 2017 term overall GPA of 3.03! Over half of the cadets (59%) posted a GPA of 3.0 or better, and...
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    Softly Call The Muster

    If you have a spare 10 minutes and change you might enjoy a short film recently released by the A&M Association of Former Students. On April 21, a Southwest Airlines flight between Washington, D.C., and Houston hosted a unique and exceptional Muster, with participants including four Aggie...
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    VMI or The Citadel?

    If you are thinking of UNT you probably live in Texas. Consider A&M, or A&M-Galveston for year. You can find an earlier series of comments I recently posted in that regard. Don't forget about the University of North Georgia, which is unique among the SMCs in that it, to my understanding, only...
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    NMMI as prep for Citadel, VMI, TAMU?

    PS - Try the ACT too. Some people do better on one (SAT or ACT) than the other.
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    NMMI as prep for Citadel, VMI, TAMU?

    Sadly, I think (you will want to confirm with the school), that is no long true for TAMU. It used to be that if a student got a $1,000 school scholarship at TAMU you got in-state tuition. There were usually enough Corps based and funded scholarships that out-of-state students who were cadets...
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    NMMI as prep for Citadel, VMI, TAMU?

    Greetings: I wish you and your child the very best as you begin this journey. All of the Senior Military Schools (SMCs) have spend the night programs. I did not attend a SMC but my children went to A&M through the Corps. My son's best friend from high school graduates from VMI in a few...
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    TAMU vs The Citadel

    The ROTC classes themselves will be the same. In-state tuition and fees may, or may not, be a factor for you - you need to have a real discussion with yourself, and your parents if they are part of the financial equation vis-a-vis your college education plans. You need to consider what plan...
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    Senior Military College Rigor

    While it not a movie I particularly cared for (I may be alone in the opinion), there is a quote from Forrest Gump that come to mind – “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/forrest_gump/quotes/ It...
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    Texas A&M Corps of Cadets/nrotc vs. non-nrotc

    This is based on what our two kids who have been in the Corps have told me. Very little difference the first two years. There will be some drill commitments for those who have scholarship. That said, not much the first two years. Everyone gets up at the same time, everyone eats breakfast and...
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    VaTech vs TAMU Corps of Cadets

    Don't have much to add other than what I said before, see above. Both are great schools. She should try to visit both schools, with ya'll if you can swing it, alone if you can't. The ROTC curriculum itself will be the same. So which school feels right for her? If you go to Youtube and pull...
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    The last Aggie survivor of 1942’s legendary “Muster on the Rock” at Corregidor in the Philippines pa

    The last Aggie survivor of 1942’s legendary “Muster on the Rock” at Corregidor in the Philippines passed away Jan. 4, 2018. Lt. Col. William A. Hamilton, Jr. ’40 arrived in the Philippines on Nov. 1, 1941 and was stationed at Camp Mills on Corregidor Island. As April 21 approached, an Aggie...
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