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Honoring our Veterans

M. Katherine Banks

November 11, 2022

Texas A&M Community,

Each year on the 11th day of the 11th month, we pause to express our gratitude to our nation’s veterans for their service. At Texas A&M, we have a deep appreciation for the meaning of this service and the associated sacrifice.

Since our founding, countless Aggies and their family members have stepped forward to answer the nation’s call. Our rich military history is an essential component of Texas A&M’s identity.

We are proud to serve as the educational “destination of choice” for more than 1,100 student veterans. Texas A&M currently offers 140 student veteran scholarships, and we are recognized as a national leader in military-affiliated student support. To expand on that support, we are eliminating all application fees for veterans.

Our Corps of Cadets is at the heart of our military history. With over 2,100 cadets, our Corps consistently commissions more officers than any other school in the nation outside of the service academies. Last month, we were honored to welcome Brigadier General Patrick R. Michaelis as the new Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. As a former student with a distinguished military career, General Michaelis will lead our efforts to increase the Corps to 3,000 cadets through the “March to 3,000” campaign.

In addition to student veterans across our campuses, many of our faculty and staff have served or are currently serving in the military. Today, we recognize every individual who has worn our nation’s uniform in times of war and peace. Please join me in thanking our veterans on this important day.

With gratitude and respect,

M. Katherine Banks
President, Texas A&M University