Cadets Brent Lanier and Morgan Oliver will lead Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets during the 2009-2010 school year.
Lanier is a junior political science major out of B Company from Katy, Texas. Oliver is a junior spatial sciences major out of company S-1 from Burkeville, Texas.
Lanier will become the highest-ranking cadet in the 1,700-member Corps of Cadets. As cadet colonel of the Corps, he will lead one of the largest uniformed body of students outside of the United States service academies.
Upon graduation from A&M, Lanier will seek a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. His future plans are to return to school and obtain law degree.
“I am honored to have been appointed as the Corps Commander for 2009-2010,” said Lanier. “During my time as a cadet, I have experienced the Corps’ continued progress and growth into the forefront of leadership development and service, and plan to build on these core values.
As Deputy Corps Commander, Oliver will assist in leadership of the Corps and serve as commander in Lanier’s absence.
Oliver will seek a commission in the United States Navy. After four years of service, she will either continue on a career path to work within the Intelligence Department, or retire from military service to pursue a career with NASA.
“It is an honor to be able to lead my peers and fellow cadets as the Deputy Corps Commander,” said Oliver. “I plan to apply what I have learned throughout the years, and using it to make a lasting impact on the lives of those I serve.”
Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets is in its 132nd year of training leaders for service to the state and nation. In the Corps, cadets gain valuable leadership skills and experience to complement their academic education. While cadets earn commissions as military officers, membership in the Corps itself, carries no military obligation. For more information on the Corps of Cadets, go to http://www.aggiecorps.org/.