ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS (Updated 17 September 2017)

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QUESTIONS/SCHEDULE TOUR

  • If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, please email corpsinfo@tamug.edu.

    • Please note, tours are offered during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm) when the University is open.  Tours are not available when the University is closed. For security reasons, the T/S GENERAL RUDDER is not part of the Corps Tour.

      • Tours must be scheduled at least five (5) University business days in advance.

    • The tour does not include visiting with department majors (i.e., Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, etc.). To schedule a visit with an academic department, please contact the department directly. Degree and department information can be found HERE

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CORPS ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT (Posted 28 July 2017)

Lieutenant Ann Marie Reigrut, USCGR (posted 28 July 2017)

In addition to being a proud Aggie graduate of Texas A&M University at Galveston, Ann Marie Reigrut has achieved a whole lot more.  She is a loving wife, dedicated mother of two, has earned two Master's degrees, proudly serves as a reserve officer in the United States Coast Guard, volunteers with the USO, the Junior League of The Woodlands, is currently forming her own organization to educate others about emotional abuse and on Mother’s Day of this year was crowned Mrs. Texas United States 2017.

She graduated in 2004 from the Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Texas A&M Galveston, where she learned how to operate and maintain an ocean-going vessel.  In addition to classroom training, “Texas A&M Galveston gave me the practical experience in seamanship and navigation sailing aboard the training ship Texas Clipper II,” said Reigrut.  “Sailing every summer aboard the school ship was one of the best educational experiences I could have asked for.”  Reigrut earned a Bachelor of Marine Science degree as well becoming a licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer - Unlimited Tonnage Third Mate in 2004.

While Reigrut worked towards a Master’s degree in Marine Resource Management from Texas A&M Galveston in 2006, she worked at one of the shipyards in Galveston.  “I crawled tanks and monitored the safety and pollution prevention aspects of the shipyard operations,” she said.  Later, she pursued a second Master’s Degree in Quality Management from the National Graduate School.

While attending school, Reigrut met her future husband, Travis, an offshore maritime captain.  Together they now have two children and currently reside in Spring, Texas.  In homage to the event being a “Mrs.” competition, she decided to wear her wedding dress during the evening gown part of the competition.

“Being a ‘Mom’ is my most rewarding job, but I also proudly trade in my stiletto shoes and crown for steel toe boots and a hard hat serving as a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard Reserve,” said Reigrut.  She has served as a reservist for the last 12 years.  Besides maintaining her Unlimited Tonnage Third Mates License, she is qualified as a pollution investigator for the Coast Guard, as well as additional training in maritime international safety, security and marine firefighting.  Called up for Coast Guard duty during the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, Reigrut served as the branch director in Cocodrie, Louisiana, where she actively led and provided tactical/operational oversight of over 800 personnel and more than 150 vessels.  Reigrut also has held positions at American Bureau of Shipping Americas, Deep Marine Technology, Inc. and Gulf Copper Dry Dock and Rig Repair.

As a volunteer with the Junior League of The Woodlands she served as the assistance provisional co-chair for their Provisional Class Project with the Giving Gown Foundation.  Together, the Provisional Class of 2016 collected over 1,200 dresses, 1,500 pieces of jewelry, 482 pairs of shoes, 100 handbags and over 20,000 gift bag items for more than 1,500 girls.

“The role of Mrs. Texas United States is to represent the married women of our great state and to encourage each one in her pursuit of personal excellence, career achievement and community service,” says Reigrut.  “The journey of becoming Mrs. Texas United States has encouraged me to become the best version of myself that I could be, gaining self-awareness, self-confidence, individual pride and greater social awareness.”  Her passion is to help others to recognize and stand up to domestic violence, with specific focus on the prevalence and impact of emotional abuse as part of the relationship/domestic abuse cycle.”  As an advocate for emotional abuse, she shares her own story in hopes to inspire others to take a stand against any form of domestic violence.

Reugrut says, “as a career woman, full-time mom, dedicated community volunteer and now as Mrs. Texas United States 2017, I wish my legacy to be one of impact, and to touch as many lives for the better with the class and dignity that has been instilled in me and to showcase that from steel-toes boots to stilettos it is not the shoes that define you, but the strong woman wearing them.”

For information and/or sponsorship details email:  mrstxunitedstates@gmail.com.

LT Reigrut

Lieutenant Commander Angela Lefler, USN (posted 23 July 2017)

For Texas A&M University at Galveston graduate Angela Lefler the weather is much more important than what to wear on a windy day.  The U.S. Navy depends on her forecasts to plan ship operations and to keep the nation’s sailors and ships safe during all seasons in all locations of the world.  Her current command is with the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center where she is the Executive Officer and recently selected to be promoted to Commander.

The day Lefler graduated from Texas A&M Galveston in May of 2003 she was commissioned into the U.S. Navy after being in the ROTC program at the university for three years.  “My education enriched me in in so many ways far beyond the actual awarding of a degree,” said Lefler.  She received a degree in Maritime Administration and now she forecasts the weather for the Navy.

Immediately after graduation she reported aboard a ship in Mayport, Florida to her first command.  “As a commissioned officer I was expected to bring a unique set of skills that comes with the title.  Even though I was just a lowly Ensign, I was expected to have top-notch analytical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  My education prepared me for the Navy and in being a good naval officer.  That is largely because of the early exposure to leadership,” said Lefler.

Besides ROTC in the Corps of Cadets, she was also involved in the Student Senate and was a Resident Advisor.  “My experiences in Galveston set me up for success--how to think outside the box; how to be creative in achieving major milestones but with very limited resources; how to challenge and motivate junior personnel, even when dealing with less-than-ideal tasking.”

Reflecting back on her time in Galveston, she especially appreciated the smaller student body and close knit group of fellow students.  “This sense of closeness and camaraderie almost perfectly mirrors the atmosphere aboard the ship of a well-led crew.”

Lefler feels her experience at Texas A&M Galveston educated her on how to channel her drive and energy in a productive and influential way.  “I'm very thankful that I reached outside my comfort zone and pushed myself to be involved in several unique college opportunities, that at the time I would not have guessed would have such an impact on my future.  They were key in developing my leadership style that I continue to rely on--even as I strive to constantly improve.”

Lefler will be promoted to the rank of Commander later this year.

LCDR Lefler

UPCOMING EVENTS (Updated 20 September 2017)

  • 30 September - Corps Campus March

    • Corps of Cadets Campus March-In (South Carolina) (click HERE to view Campus March route)

      • Game will start at 1830 (Step-off for Campus March is 90 minutes prior to kick-off)

      • Cadets electing to ride Corps chartered buses to and from College Station should stand-by for more information.

      • The buses will depart from the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall at least four (4) hours prior to step-off

      • Uniform of the day is Class B (Summer Whites)

  • 13-14 October - Family Weekend

    • Family Weekend (Click HERE for more information)

    • New Cadets Pinning Ceremony will be conducted on Friday, 13 October at 1615

      • Location: Circle of Honor, Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall

    • Corps of Cadets Sunset Parade will be conducted on Friday, 13 October at 1700

      • Formation details and parade route to be announced at a later date

  • 11 November - Corps Military Review

    • Corps of Cadets Military Review (OR Simpson Drill Field; New Mexico) (click HERE to view Military Review route)

      • Game time is TBA

      • Cadets electing to ride Corps chartered buses to and from College Station should stand-by for more information.

      • The buses will depart from the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall at least four (4) hours prior to step-off

      • Uniform of the day is TBA

  • 10-12 April - 2017-2018 Klenczar Cup Culmination (Tentative)

    • Details to be announced

  • 21 April - Aggie Muster

    • Details to be announced

  • 26 April - 2017-2018 Corps of Cadets Dine out (Tentative)

    • Details to be announced

    • Location to be determined

  • 28 April - 2017-2018 Corps of Cadets Awards Ceremony; Change of Command Ceremony; Final Review

    • The 2018 Corps of Cadets Awards Ceremony will take place at the gym the morning of Saturday, 28 April (details to be announced)

    • The Change of Command Ceremony and Final Review will take place at Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall the afternoon of Saturday, 28 April 2018 (details to be announced)

  • 11 May - NROTC Spring Commissioning Ceremony (Tentative)

    • Details to be announced

    • Location to be announced