Texas A&M University has always had a strong presence of the military and veterans. Founded in 1876 as a military academy, we are proud of our long standing tradition of association with the military. Currently over 1200 students, both veterans and dependents of veterans, receive veteran or military educational benefits. We are committed to providing the best possible educational experience and service to all that attend our University. Texas A&M commissions more officers than any university outside of the military academies. We are also proud to have seven Medal of Honor recipients among our Aggie Former Students.