Lieutenant General A.D. Bruce ’16

The extraordinary 38-year military career of the late General Bruce, spanning two world wars, includes the creation of the Tank Destroyer Center in 1941. Later, he was known as the “Father and Founder” of Fort Hood. He received the Distinguished [...]

Dr. Sam Houston Sanders ’22

According to Dr. “Sammy” Sanders, “Texas A&M made me what I am today.” He lettered in football, basketball, and track. He went on to achieve success in football and medicine as a founder of the Mid-South Football Officials Association and [...]

General Bernard A. Schriever ’31

General Schriever participated in seven major campaigns in the Pacific Theater of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Medal. After the war, he directed the development of the ballistic missile program and the initial [...]

Major General James Earl Rudder ’32

After graduation from Texas A&M, Rudder had been commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry in the United States Army Reserve. Called to active duty in 1941, Rudder took part in the D-Day landings as Commanding Officer of the United States [...]

Olin E. Teague ’32

Olin “Tiger” Teague, who died in 1981, commanded the First Battalion, 314th Infantry, 79th Division, during World War II. For six months, he led his battalion through France and into the Siegfried Line in Germany. His combat tour ended with [...]

Lieutenant General Ormond R. Simpson ’36

General Simpson saw combat in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In April 1965, he become commanding general, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. He also commanded the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Distinguished [...]

Lieutenant General J. T. Robbins ’40

General Robbins, with 22 aerial victories, became Texas’ leading fighter ace in World War II. He flew a total of 181 combat missions in his Lightning P-38. He was commander of the 12th Air Force, vice commander of the Tactical [...]

Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr. ’45

Oscar Wyatt is one of the world’s great entrepreneurs. He began his Texas A&M education in 1941, then volunteered to serve his country as a combat pilot during World War II. He returned to earn a B.S. degree in mechanical [...]