The Corps

Hispanic Aggies have been an integral part of Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets.

First Hispanic
Corps Commander

Héctor Gutiérrez, Jr.
Class of 1969

A native of Laredo, Héctor Gutiérrez, Jr., was A&M’s first Hispanic Corps Commander. He is shown here during his junior year, soon after his selection as Corps Commander. During his college career, he was a member of the Ross Volunteers, Wings and Sabers, Honors Program, SCONA, Faculty Advisory Committee and was named as a Distinguished Student. After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He joined Southwestern Bell in 1975 as Assistant Vice President of Governmental Relations. He later served as then Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry’s Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs during the 1999 session. Today, he serves on numerous boards and committees.

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