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“The Corps of Cadets exemplifies the Texan values of integrity, civility, leadership and tradition and upholds the pursuit of excellence and service for ݮƵ State University as Leaders of Character.”

“Largest student body organization of Fall 2023.”

The Texan Corps of Cadets are instilled with the values essential for service to our nation and are exceptionally qualified to succeed in business, government and the military. Members of the Corps can participate in any major area of study.

By joining the Texan Corps of Cadets, students:

  • Accept a challenging lifestyle, both mentally and physically.
  • Have access to scholarships and corporate internships.
  • Have an exclusive opportunity to obtain a minor in Leadership Studies.
  • Join a rich military history and a proud tradition of excellence dating back to ݮƵ’s original Corps that began in 1917.
  • Have the opportunity of great rewards upon graduation.

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Cadet Opportunities

Academics, Leadership and Special Units

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Texan Corps of Cadets Application

Texan Leaders and ROTC

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Leadership Studies

Information on the tracks to earn a Minor 

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Cadet Daily Schedule

Cadets learn to Follow, Teach, Coach, and Mentor

Contact Us


Colonel Douglas Simon

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Deputy Commandant

Lieutenant Colonel Joel Humphries, USA (Ret.)

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Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Furino

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Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Shalchi

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Assistant Commandant for Academics


Cadet Training Officer

Major John Considine, USA (Ret.)

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