COLLEGE STATION, Texas — One-hundred and twenty-six members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets were commissioned as officers in the United States Armed Forces, Friday afternoon. 

The ceremony, in Reed Arena, was presided over by Corps of Cadets Commandant Brigadier General Joe Ramirez. 

The cadets marched in as family and friends looked on. Each swore the oath that all men and women in our armed forces must recite before earning their commission. The Secretary of the Army helped commission roughly 50 cadets bound for his branch of service. 

"That’s a great way for Aggies to celebrate the success of other Aggies and those who have chosen to raise their right hand and serve in the armed forces of our nation," said Colonel Chris Bennett of the US Air Force.

The cadets will be commissioned as either second lieutenants or ensigns in their respective branches of the military. Four branches of the US Military are represented in this class of newly commissioned officers: Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force.