Brogan enlists in Cadet Corps at Texas A&M
Brett Brogan, a 2007 graduate of Port Aransas High School, has recently enlisted in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University-College Station. He was attending orientation for the engineering school and other informational presentations when opportunities offered by the Corps enticed Brett to enlist.
Being a member of the Corps includes getting weekly half-inch haircuts, wearing a uniform daily, and having no access to television, video games or soda. Some benefits are priority seating at sports events, monthly paintball battles, daily structured exercise, and centrally located dorms and cafeteria.
The traditions of the Corps are legendary. The school originally started out as an all-military school. TAMU currently graduates more military officers than any college in the country. Junior and senior members of the Corps are the armed guard for the governor of Texas. Brogan enlisted in the Air Force quadrant of the Corps program.
One of Brogan's main criteria for choosing the school was that it offered fencing. He thought he would have to have the seniority to register for the class, but was able to get it during his first semester. Brogan's other courses include the foundations of engineering and USAF, C programming, engineering math, AFROTC leadership, and learning theory.
Brogan's attainment of Eagle Scout status in the Port Aransas Boy Scout troop also influenced and attracted the recruiters.
Brogan recently was inducted into the scouting Order of the Arrow.