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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 Tarleton State University as “Leaders of Character.”

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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 Corps, 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 Tarleton’s original Corps that began in 1917.
  • Have the opportunity of great rewards upon graduation.

Student Opportunities

Academics, Leadership and Special Units


Corps of Cadet Application

ROTC and Texan Leaders


Leadership Studies

Information on the tracks to earn a Minor 


Cadet Daily Schedule

Cadets learn to Follow, Teach, Coach, and Mentor

Contact Us


Douglas Simon

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Deputy Commandant

Col Mary Jo MacGregor, USMC (Ret.)

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Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Furino

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Professor of Military Science

Major Daniel L. Shalchi


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Assistant Commandant for Academics

LTC Joel P. Humphries, USA (Ret)


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Cadet Training Officer

MAJ John Considine, USA (Ret)


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