Activation ceremonies for two former units, C-Company and C-Battery, took place Friday, August 23rd at the plaza in front of the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center. The ceremony included the unit activations and remarks from the Commandant of the Corps, unit commanders and former unit members. Both ceremonies were followed by a reception inside the Sanders Corps Center for current cadets and former students.
For the 2013-2014 year, the Commander of C-Company will be Joshua Hewett ’14, the Executive Officer will be Peter Schneider ’14, and the 1st Sergeant will be Justin Tash ’15. The Commander of C-Battery will be Steven Hankins ’14, the Executive Officer will be Robert Hartmann ’14, and the 1st Sergeant will be Christopher Martin ’15.
“Over the past two years, we have reactivated four units, all of which have done well and are thriving again. With the Corps growing every year (we project almost 2,500 cadets for this fall semester, the largest in over 40 years) one priority is to ensure we have the proper place for all of them. I am very pleased to add these three additional units, C-Company and C-Battery, part of our 460-member Aggie Band, and Squadron 4, to the ranks of the Corps of Cadets as well,” said Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr. ’79, commandant of the Corps. “They are a part of our Corps history and will be a new source of pride for our current cadets. The former cadets who were members of these units will be pleased to see their guidons once again flying on campus. By reactivating units with a history and tradition that is already a part of Texas A&M, we bring the past and the present together.”
For additional coverage and information on the reactivation of C-Company and C-Battery, click on the links below:
Article from the B/CS Eagle: http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/article_48d6f90c-1752-5b9f-b616-e257d6957db1.html
Story from KBTX (includes video): http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Hundreds-Celebrate-AM-Corps-Units-Reactivation-220836021.html
Video report from KAGS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK62buSvhF8
Pictures from the ceremony (on Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151545052635766.1073741854.7348375765&type=1