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A&M Corps of Cadets member making history

POSTED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:19pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:50am

COLLEGE STATION -- The Corps of Cadets is one of the longest-standing traditions on Texas A&M's campus and as the University transitions into the SEC, the Corps will be undergoing a big change of its own.

A conference change, a new head coach and now a new Corps commander.

But unlike years past, Marquis Alexander is making history.

"You know, I never thought of it that way. I was just so honored to get the position," said Alexander.

The Corps commander is the highest-ranking position a cadet can hold and Alexander will be the first black cadet in the organization's 136 years to ever be appointed to the position.

"I was just humbled that they thought that much of me to allow me to serve the University and serve the Corps in the highest capacity that a cadet can do."

Fellow cadet member Grayson Coco says, regardless of Alexander's race, there's no better person for the job.

"If you bring race into it I think that people might think that it's only because he's black and what not but honestly Marquis deserves to be Corps commander out of anybody that I know," Coco said. 

Alexander tell us he just wants to use his position as a way to inspire others.

"It's something that says, 'Hey if I made it, no matter what your circumstances are, you can do it too.' So that's where I really want to focus it."

He'll take the official position of Corps commander starting next fall.


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Just spanking his butt and embarassing him in front of his peers will go a LONG way...

If we want this kind of thing to stop then our society is going to have to take action! This little thug needs to be paddled on his butt until he cries.

Additionally, this needs to be done at a school assembly so that everyone can see what happens when you assault a teacher.

Nothing helps to cure an attitude problem like some public humiliation and a very sore backside!

Just imagine how "cool" he will feel when his classmates are giggling about how he cried when he got paddled!

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