Texas A&M Corps of Cadets selects first female commander

Texas A&M has announced that for the first time in its 139 year history, a woman will lead the university's legendary Corps of Cadets.

Alyssa Marie Michalke of Schulenburg will take command of the 2,400 plus member unit at the end of the spring semester and serve throughout the 2015-16 school year.

Michalke is a junior with a dual major in ocean and civil engineering and currently is Corps Sergeant Major, the highest rank for any cadet who is not a senior. She is also the first woman to hold that position.

Michalke will formally assume command on May 9th.

You can learn more about the historic appointment here.
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