Fish Drill Team Captures National Championship

Fish-drill350The Texas A&M University Fish Drill Team (FDT) has once again captured the National Championship for precision drill teams at the Tulane Invitational Drill Meet in New Orleans.
The all-freshman unit took first place in platoon basic drill and color guard, fourth place in squad drill — and first place overall.

The Corps of Cadets Color Guard also competed, taking second place.

The Fish Drill Team is a special unit in the Corps of Cadets composed entirely of freshman cadets – traditionally called “fish.” They compete in precision drill competitions around the country and have gone on to win the national championship almost every year since they were created in 1947.

FishDrillTeam-300x219“We are all extremely proud of our cadets on the Fish Drill Team and their impressive National Championship victory – something that has become the standard for our Drill Team,” says Brig. Gen. Joe E. Ramirez Jr., commandant of the Corps of Cadets. Ramirez congratulated all the Class of 2019 cadets who worked tirelessly since the beginning of the school year to achieve such an outstanding victory.

“Thanks also to all of the FDT advisers who trained, coached and mentored our Class of ’19 FDT to another National Championship in a methodical, disciplined and professional manner,” Ramirez adds. “We are very proud of way they represented our Corps and our university in such a superb manner. Well done by all!”


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