January 20, 2022

Originally established as a military college, Texas A&M University has commissioned thousands of cadets into all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Of these bright, dedicated officers, 300 have become Generals, but 10 went above and beyond, earning a four-star rank for their bravery and leadership.

To become a four-star General, a Lieutenant General with an outstanding service record must be nominated by the President of the United States for a specific four-star post. After the Senate confirms the nomination, the General assumes the new position. 

Serving in conflicts from World War II to the war on terrorism, each General worked to ensure American freedoms both at home and abroad. Like so many Aggies who have kept the nation safe, these General Officers attribute much of their success to the drive, education and discipline they received while in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

Gen. Otto P. “Opie” Weyland, Class of 1923, USAF (1902-1979)  

Adm. Jerome L. “Jerry” Johnson ’56, USN 

On Sept. 21, 1935, Jerome Johnson entered the world to financially struggling parents, who later divorced in his youth. His father enrolled him in the Allen Military Academy in Bryan when he was 11, thus beginning his military education. He subsequently attended Texas A&M, participating in Air Force ROTC and studying petroleum engineering.

I think there’s a great opportunity for all of us to serve.
- Adm. Jerome Johnson '56


Gen. Joseph W. Ashy ’62, USAF  

An Aggie from birth, Joseph Ashy spent much of his childhood hearing stories from his father, who graduated from Texas A&M in 1929. He and his brother, Dr. Tom Ashy ’64, traveled from their hometown of Beaumont, Texas, to attend Aggie football games in Kyle Field as children, and then again as students. Growing up in a military- and education-minded household, Ashy said, “My father told us, ‘There is only one choice, boys—you are going to attend Texas A.M.C. Period!’”

I could sing the War Hymn from the time I was two years old.
- Gen. Joseph Ashy '62


Gen. Patrick K. “Pat” Gamble ’67, USAF 

With a World War II fighter pilot for a father, Pat Gamble was destined to fly. By the time he was a sophomore in high school, he decided to be a fighter pilot, and Texas A&M was his destination. After two years in Squadron 12 in the Corps of Cadets, Gamble served on the Corps Air Division staff until graduation in August 1967. With a math degree in hand and a new Aggie fiancée, Gamble set off for Air Force pilot training in San Antonio that December.

The Corps complemented my personality. It doesn’t work for everybody, but it certainly did for me. When I walked out of the Quad for the last time, I was confident I had experienced exactly what I needed to be a new Second Lieutenant joining an Air Force at war.
- Gen. Pat Gamble '67



Gen. Hal M. Hornburg ’68, USAF  

Hal Hornburg’s original plan did not include Texas A&M until experiencing his first Aggie football game during his senior year of high school. The moment the Corps of Cadets stepped off from the Quad, “something clicked inside me, and I never looked back,” Hornburg attested.

I didn’t aspire to be a four-star general. I think that anyone who does probably shouldn’t be.
- Gen. Hal Hornburg '68



Gen. T. Michael Moseley ’71 ’72, USAF  

T. Michael Moseley grew up near an aircraft plant in Grand Prairie, Texas, watching planes soar overhead since his birth in 1949. By age 14, he was taking flying lessons and had his eyes set on a career in the skies. “I never wanted to be a lawyer or a doctor; I wanted to fly airplanes,” Moseley said. 

The Corps of Cadets created an expectation within me to stay dedicated and perform my best individually and in a team. My time in the Corps set the foundation for all my future accomplishments and service.
- Gen. T. Michael Moseley '71 '72



Gen. William M. Fraser III ’74, USAF  

Born in Lakeland, Florida, in 1952, William M. Fraser, III came to Texas as a youth. It only took one college tour for Fraser to fall in love with the campus and the Corps of Cadets. His goal was to become a pilot and serve in the Air Force. It all began when he joined the Air Force ROTC program in Squadron 10.

“The leadership values that were instilled in me in the Corps set me on a path for success.”
- Gen. William Fraser '74



Gen. Stephen W. Wilson ’81, USAF  

 Stephen Wilson was raised as an Army “brat” and moved frequently, graduating from high school in the Washington, D.C., area. He was initially introduced to Texas A&M by his grandmother and cousin. Not only did Texas A&M have a great reputation, but it was also affordable, with cheap housing and scholarships through the Corps of Cadets. Wilson decided to attend, studying aerospace engineering. He graduated in 1981, commissioning into the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. 

The Corps changed every direction of my life.
- Gen. Stephen Wilson '81


Gen. Eric M. Smith ’87 , USMC 

Growing up in Plano, Texas, Eric Smith watched his older brother Kevin Smith ’84 commit to the Aggie Band and decided to follow in his footsteps. Smith joined B-Battery on an NROTC scholarship, studying political science.

Smith met his wife, Patricia ’85, on a blind date in Kyle Field, and they soon married. When he graduated in 1987, Smith was commissioned into the Marines as a Second Lieutenant and was deployed during his first tour to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

The older I get, the more I appreciate what I learned at Texas A&M and in the Aggie Band. The university and Bryan-College Station are fundamentally good, and as someone who has been to some of the worst places on the planet, I can truly say Texas A&M is irreplicable.
- Gen. Eric M. Smith '87


View a full list of Texas A&M’s military generals below:


Maj. Gen. Randolph D. Alles, Maj.Gen. USMC (Ret) '76 

Brig. Gen. Talentino C. Angelosante '80

Maj. Gen. Charles K. Aris '88 

Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Bailey, Jr. '69 

Maj. Gen. Darrel P. Baker '62 

Maj. Gen. Gerald R. Betty '73 

Maj. Gen. Jay D. Blume, Jr. '63 

Brig. Gen. Malcolm F. Bolton '61 

Maj. Gen. Richard A. Box '61 

Brig. Gen. George A. Brinegar '82 

Vice Adm. Herbert E. Brown '64 

Maj. Gen. James K. Brown, Jr. '80 

Maj. Gen. Harold Gary Bunch '76 

Maj. Gen. Hiram Hale Burr '65 

Brig. Gen. Samuel M. Cannon '76 

Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter '77 

Brig. Gen. Paul L. Carroll, Jr. '58 

Maj. Gen. Winfred N. Carroll '97 

Lt. Gen. Patrick P. Caruana '72 

Brig. Gen. Jimmy L. Cash '62 

Brig. Gen. Michael B. Cates '79 

Brig. Gen. George E. Chapman '65 

Rear Adm. Geoffrey L. Chesbrough '67 

Maj. Gen. John J. Closner, III '62 

Maj. Gen. Robert E. Crosser '49 

Maj. Gen. Don O. Daniel '56 

Maj. Gen. Thomas G. Darling '54 

Brig. Gen. William D. DeHaes '86 

Brig. Gen. Jimmy G. Dishner '65 

Brig. Gen. Michael L. Downs '92 

Brig. Gen. Scott L. Efflandt '98 

Brig. Gen. Charles V. L. Elia '43 

Maj. Gen. Richard L. Engel '68 

Maj. Gen. Joe M. Ernst '67 

Brig. Gen. Charles E. Foster, Jr. '81 

Lt. Gen. Carl E. Franklin '61 

Gen. William M. Fraser, III '74 

Brig. Gen. James E. Freytag '59 

Gen. Patrick K. Gamble '67 

Maj. Gen. David C. Garza '77 

Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Gillett, Jr. '76 

Brig. Gen. Ronald D. Gray '64 

Maj. Gen. Timothy S. Green '86 

Maj. Gen. Lee V. Greer '67 

Brig. Gen. Manuel A. Guzman '65 

Brig. Gen. Ed. Y. Hall '60 

Maj. Gen. Patrick M. Hamilton '85 

Brig. Gen. Keith L. Hargrove '51 

Vice Adm. Alfred G. Harms, Jr. '78 

Rear Adm. Howard H. Haynes '52 

Brig. Gen. John A. Hedrick, BG (Ret) '63 

Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry '88 

Maj. Gen. S. Lee Henry '83 

Brig. Gen. Thomas K. Hensley '92 

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Herndon '73 

Maj. Gen. Kenneth W. Hess '69 

Lt. Gen. Leonard D. Holder, Jr. '66 

Rear Adm. Brenda J. Holman '87 

Maj. Gen. Ted Hopgood, Jr. '65 

General Hal M. Hornburg '68 

Lt. Gen. Randolph W. House '67 

Maj. Gen. Robert T. Howard '70 

Rear Adm. Brian S. Hurley '86 

Maj. Gen. James M. Hurley '65 

Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, Jr. '86 

Maj. Gen. James W. Hyatt '80 

Brig. Gen. Jimmie C. Jackson, Jr. '76 

Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson '91 

Brig. Gen. Donald J. Johnson '55 

Adm. Jerome L. Johnson '56 

Maj. Gen. Alvin W. Jones '66 

Brig. Gen. Guy M. Jones '94 

Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones '80 

Rear Adm. Robert J. Kamensky '79 

Maj. Gen. Charles H. Kone '52 

Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Korenek '68 

Maj. Gen. Michael C. Kostelnik '68 

Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Kothmann '50 

Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel '85 

Brig. Gen. Donald M. MacWillie, III '82 

Brig. Gen. Don W. Mayhue, Jr. '59 

Maj. Gen. Charles W. McClain, Jr. '62 

Maj. Gen. William H. McCoy, Jr. '73 

Maj. Gen. Charles I. McGinnis '49 

BG Patrick R. Michaelis '93 

Lt. Gen. John H. Miller '46 

Brig. Gen. Walter L. Miller, Jr. '79 

Brig. Gen. James A. Mobley '69 

Maj. Gen. Walter B. Moore '62 

Gen. T. Michael Moseley '71 

Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper '82 

Brig. Gen. Adrian Bentley Nettles '85 

Brig. Gen. Henry J. Ostermann '72 

Maj. Gen. Darren G. Owens '73 

Brig. Gen. Larry N. Patterson '72 

Maj. Gen. Wilbert D. Pearson, Jr. '69 

Maj. Gen. Gerald F. Perryman, Jr. '70 

Rear Adm. William W. Pickavance '68 

Brig. Gen. Frank J. Pontelandolfo '69 

Brig. Gen. Barrye L. Price '94 

Maj. Gen. Veerapun Putamanonda '69 

Brig. Gen. Joe E. Ramirez, Jr. '79 

Brig. Gen. Frank A. Ramsey '51 

Brig. Gen. James Richards, III '69 

Brig. Gen. John J. Roark '53 

Vice Adm. David B. Robinson '62 

Rear Adm. Charles W. Rock '86 

Maj. Gen. David A. Rubenstein '77 

Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Sands '64 

Brig. Gen. Michael M. Schneider '62 

Brig. Gen. Charles M. Scott, Jr. '53 

Lt. Gen. James T. Scott '64 

Brig. Gen. John Serur '59 

Gen. Eric M. Smith '87 

Rear Adm. Robert Smith, III '61 

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Smith '01 

Brig. Gen. Edmond S. Solymosy '60 

Maj. Gen. Eddy M. Spurgin '79

Maj. Gen. John H. Storrie '52

Lt. Gen. Theodore G. Stroup '65 

Lt. Gen. John B. Sylvester '67 

Maj. Gen. James R. Taylor '59 

Maj. Gen. James W. Taylor '52 

Maj. Gen. Michael H. Taylor '70 

Brig. Gen. Edward W. Thomas, Jr. '90 

Brig. Gen. George R. Thompson, Jr. '77 

Lt. Gen. Herman O. Thomson '51 

Lt. Gen. Sam C. Turk '58 

Lt. Gen. Loyd S. Utterback '75 

Lt. Gen. John A. Van Alstyne '66 

Rear Adm. Merton D. Van Orden '43 

Lt. Gen. Woodrow W. Vaughan '39 

Brig. Gen. Billy M. Vaughn '49 

Brig. Gen. Edmund D. Walker '78 

Maj. Gen. Frank D. Watson '66 

Brig. Gen. Charles Rex Weaver '59 

Maj. Gen. William L. Webb, Jr. '46 

Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Weber '72 

Brig. Gen. Louis W. Weber '75 

Brig. Gen. Dennis A. Wilkie '56 

Rear Adm. Robert C. Williams '76 

Maj. Gen. Charles Lowry Wilson '46 

Maj. Gen. Guilford J. Wilson, Jr. '53 

Gen. Stephen W. Wilson '81 

Maj. Gen. Edward P. Yarish '83 


Brig. Gen. Oscar B. Abbott '13

Maj. Gen. Herman M. Ainsworth '19

Maj. Gen. George H. Akin '56

Maj. Gen. Roderick R. Allen '15

Brig. Gen. Theodore H. Andrews '38

Maj. Gen. Dionel E. Avilés '53

Brig. Gen. Walter O. Bachus '50

Brig. Gen. Wilman D. Barnes '51

Brig. Gen. Victor A. Barraco '15

Maj. Gen. Walter H. Baxter, III '47

Maj. Gen. William A. Becker '41

Lt. Gen. Ion M. Bethel '25

Brig. Gen. George H. Beverley '19

Brig. Gen. Robert C. Beyer, Jr. '53

Rear Adm. Albert M. Bledsoe '17

Maj. Gen. James G. Boatner '50

Maj. Gen. Charles R. Bond, Jr. '49

Brig. Gen. Jack T. Brown '37

Maj. Gen. James L. Brown '50

Lt. Gen. Andrew D. Bruce '16

Brig. Gen. Durant S. Buchanan '17

Brig. Gen. Spencer J. Buchanan '26

Brig. Gen. Seaborn J. Buckalew, Jr. '42

Maj. Gen. John H. Buckner '40

Brig. Gen. Ogbourne D. Butler, Jr. '39

Brig. Gen. Norman L. Callish '30

Maj. Gen. Charles R. Cargill '53

Rear Adm. George L. Cassell '41

Lt. Gen. James S. Cassity, Jr. '57

Lt. Gen. Melvin F. Chubb, Jr. '62

Maj. Gen. Percy W. Clarkson '15

Brig. Gen. Mike P. Cokinos '43

Brig. Gen. George P. Cole '41

Lt. Gen. Robert W. Colglazier '25

Brig. Gen. George W. Connell '45

Brig. Gen. Odell Conoley '35

Brig. Gen. William C. Crane '10

Lt. Gen. Harry H. Critz '34

Maj. Gen. Howard C. Davidson '11

Brig. Gen. John F. Davis '11

Brig. Gen. Walter J. Dingler '52

Brig. Gen. Claudius M. Easley '16

Maj. Gen. Jay T. Edwards, III'62

Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Eversberg '13

Maj. Gen. William E. Farthing '14

Brig. Gen. William R. Frederick, Jr. '25

Brig. Gen. Woodrow A. Free '56

Brig. Gen. Walter T. H. Galliford '17

Rear Adm. Richard T. Gaskill '52

Maj. Gen. Harold B. Gibson, Jr. '43

Maj. Gen. Guy H. Goddard '47

Maj. Gen. Paul L. Greenberg '58

Brig. Gen. Kay Halsell, II '35

Brig. Gen. Joe G. Hanover '40

Brig. Gen. George R. Harper '53

Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hays '32

Maj. Gen. William T. Hefley '27

Brig. Gen. Travis M. Hetherington '32

Brig. Gen. John A. Hilger '32

Brig. Gen. David L. Hill '38

Maj. Gen. Homer S. Hill '40

Maj. Gen. J. D. Hill '21

Maj. Gen. Bruno A. Hochmuth '35

Maj. Gen. Stuart S. Hoff '29

Lt. Gen. James F. Hollingsworth '40

Brig. Gen. Irby B. Jarvis, Jr. '45

Lt. Gen. Eivind H. Johansen '50

Maj. Gen. Harry H. Johnson '17

Brig. Gen. Hubert O. Johnson, Jr. '41

Brig. Gen. Kenneth F. Keller '60

Brig. Gen. John M. Kenderdine '34

Maj. Gen. William L. Kennedy '28

Brig. Gen. Graber Kidwell '32

Brig. Gen. Arthur B. Knickerbocker '21

Brig. Gen. Jack N. Kraras '43

Maj. Gen. Wood B. Kyle '36

Maj. Gen. Edmond H. Leavey '15

Brig. Gen. William L. Lee '27

Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Lewi '52

Maj. Gen. Alvin R. Luedecke '32

Lt. Gen. Herron N. Maples '40

Maj. Gen. Tom E. Marchbanks, Jr. '43

Brig. Gen. Thomas F. McCord '40

Maj. Gen. Billy G. McCoy '63

Brig. Gen. Carl D. McIntosh '48

Brig. Gen. Aubry L. Moore '23

Brig. Gen. Donald L. Moore '57

Maj. Gen. George F. Moore '08

Rear Adm. Raymond A. Moore '35

Brig. Gen. Robert M. Mullens '48

Maj. Gen. George P. Munson, Jr. '28

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Murnane '47

Maj. Gen. Raymond L. Murray '35

Brig. Gen. Paul L. Neal '19

Brig. Gen. Cecil N. Neely '55

Brig. Gen. Douglas B. Netherwood '08

Brig. Gen. James P. Newberry '27

Brig. Gen. Robert R. Neyland, Jr. '14

Maj. Gen. Waymond C. Nutt '51

Brig. Gen. Don M. Ogg '61

Rear Adm. Gerald B. Ogle '23

Maj. Gen. William D. Old '24

Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Olsen '56

Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Peel '46

Lt. Gen. Howard W. Penney '49

Brig. Gen. Nat S. Perrine '17

Lt. Gen. Donald L. Peterson '66

Brig. Gen. Robert O. Petty '53

Brig. Gen. John L. Pierce '19

Maj. Gen. Benjamin H. Pochyla '29

Maj. Gen. Robert L. Pou, Jr. '37

Maj. Gen. Bennet Puryear, Jr. '06

Maj. Gen. Gerald H. Putman '62

Brig. Gen. Kyle L. Riddle '37

Lt. Gen. Jay T. Robbins '40

Brig. Gen. Andrew W. Rogers '39

Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Rollins, Jr. '39

Brig. Gen. Allen D. Rooke, Jr. '46

Brig. Gen. John D. Roper '48

Maj. Gen. J. Earl Rudder '32

Maj. Gen. Otto E. Scherz '42

Gen. Bernard A. Schriever '31

Maj. Gen. Ira E. Scott '59

Maj. Gen. John E. Simek '65

Maj. Gen. Clifford M. Simmang '36

Lt. Gen. Ormond R. Simpson '36

Maj. Gen. Homer D. Smith, Jr. '43

Brig. Gen. Carter C. Speed '36

Maj. Gen. Harry V. Steel, Jr. '53 

Maj. Gen. Ansel M. Stroud, Jr. '48

Brig. Gen. Louis L. Stuart, Jr. '52

Brig. Gen. Charles M. Taylor '42

Brig. Gen. Merdith W. B. Temple '85

Maj. Gen. Harold C. Teubner '42

Brig. Gen. Victor H. Thompson, Jr. '42

Maj. Gen. Manning E. Tillery '26

Brig. Gen. Guy M. Townsend '43

Lt. Gen. John T. Walker '17

Brig. Gen. Cranford C. Warden '21

Brig. Gen. John A. Warden '08

Brig. Gen. Jerome J. Waters '13

Brig. Gen. Richard J. Werner '25

Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Wesp '45

Maj. Gen. Frederick H. Weston '29

Gen. Otto P. Weyland '23

Maj. Gen. John W. White '32

Brig. Gen. David Williams, Jr. '46

Maj. Gen. Robert B. Williams '23

Brig. Gen. Robert M. Williams '38

Brig. Gen. Clarence A. Wilson '37

Maj. Gen. Ralph H. Wooten '16

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Worden '33

Maj. Gen. William R. Wray '52

Brig. Gen. Russell C. Wright '51