As of October 2017, The Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association is bringing the Fish Drill Team’s support function closer to its original roots – the former Fish Drill Team Association (FDTA) will be transitioning to the more commonly-known Association of Former Fish Drill Team Members (AFFDTM).
The AFFDTM will continue the mission of past AFFDTM generations in supporting the currently active Fish Drill Team organization. We all have memories that have been carried with us throughout our life since we stepped off of the drill field, and the Association would like to extend our experience to future generations. The team needs our support now – both financially and in demonstrating the Fish Drill Team’s historic legacy of winning and personal development.
You are welcomed to view, Like, and Follow the AFFDTM on its Facebook page – you will find the most recent updates for the team and forthcoming AFFDTM events.
Membership in AFFDTM is open to any and all individuals who support the Texas A&M Fish Drill Team. The AFFDTM supports the team financially by providing much needed assistance for equipment, uniform items, and other needs that has previously come from the FDT Advisors' pockets (easily adding up to thousands of dollars). The AFFDTM Membership form is downloadable from the top of this webpage. THANK YOU in advance for your support!
The AFFDTM will be a division of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association (CCA) because of its designation by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation, making all gifts to the AFFDTM tax deductible. This ensures our ability to guide the team more quickly and efficiently.
Planned Events for the Spring Semester:
“Ghost From the Past” Drill Dinner (DD) held on the Friday evening of Drill Week; an informal dinner with the fish for encouragement after the preceding week of drill.
“Mock Drill Meet Observation” (OBS) Saturday before Tulane Drill Meet.
Tulane Drill Meet (TDM) Friday before Ash Wednesday/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, per Tulane U’s NROTC.
Friday/Saturday of Parent’s Weekend, following Corps Review, or as dictated by Commandant’s Office.
Mission of the AFFDTM:
Our objective is to provide any necessary support to FDT, to ensure the team's ability to travel and successfully compete with teams across the nation, and provide necessary supplies to uphold quality of the team's standard. The FDTA will maintain an accurate team database, maintain history of the team, and provide financial support in the short and long term. If the teams needs it, we make sure they get it.
Our purpose is simple: to assist the team. This includes the creation and maintenance of rosters and records pertaining to former members of the team. The AFFDTM serves as a vehicle for bringing together any different interest in support of the team. Members are encouraged to make an annual gift and act on behalf of the team in matters pertaining to its welfare. Members are also encouraged (to what extent they can) to provide their class' drill, specific details about performances (ex. how to set up and execute the "Rick & Dick Haynes" throw), and archive footage of performances.
What We Do:
Promote the Fish Drill Team, provide annual financial support for an unpredictable growing number of FDT candidates, and hold annual social gatherings to bring the community of the team together among other things. Presently, the most pressing need the team has is the procurement of new practice weapons (rifles). The current stock that most of us drilled with are in generally poor condition.
For more information about the AFFDTM please contact our office 877-892-4222.