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Texan Company Newsletter

MSI Cadet of the Month

Cadet Barnes

            Cadet Adam Barnes is one of many new freshman cadets who recently joined the Texan Company.  Cadet Barnes graduated from Belton High School in 2011 where he was a member of the Marine Corps JROTC program.  As a senior, Barnes was the commanding officer of the battalion and discovered the desire to serve his country.  Barnes joined the ROTC program because “he wants to serve his country and stand for something that is greater than him.”  After graduation he hopes to commission as an active duty infantry officer. “The most important things that I would like to get out of the ROTC program are a sense of camaraderie with individuals who have the same beliefs as myself as well as to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally while reinforcing my ethics and morals” says Barnes.  “The invaluable leadership skills [taught in ROTC] will prepare me to be a commissioned Army officer.”  Barnes has one older brother and both his parents are prior service members of the Army.

Texan Company Conducts Unique Color Guard

cowboys colorguard

               A few select cadets of the Texan Company had the distinct privilege of conducting a once in a lifetime color guard at Cowboys Stadium on 15 September prior to a Tarleton State Texan football game.  The Texan Company conducted color guard as part of the Lonestar Classic which was hosted at the Cowboys facility.  Members of the color guard included: Cadets Adam, Walker, West, Weeks, and Morales and were led by Cadet CSM Lemay.  The color guard also had the opportunity to tour the Cowboys’ facilities to include the locker rooms.