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Texas A&M University System Hires Navy SEAL To Lead Veterans Office

January 17, 2018

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By Texas A&M University System

Michael Sarraille, a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and a member of the storied SEAL teams, began working at the Texas A&M University System on Dec. 1 to lead the Veterans Support Office and make sure students who have served in the armed forces get the support they need at the System’ 11 campuses across Texas.

Sarraille, an Aggie himself, will coordinate operations for the Veterans Support Office by overseeing the direction, support and outreach to veterans studying at A&M System institutions.

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said there is no better person than Sarraille to lead the only system-wide veterans support office in Texas.

“Mike understands the veterans in the A&M System and the challenges they face,” Chancellor Sharp said. “We are committed to our veterans’ success at A&M, and I think Mike’s background, proven leadership and experience will serve our student veterans well.”

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Besides serving his country as a naval officer, Sarraille also had been a U.S. Marine. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school in 1998. Sarraille served as a reconnaissance marine and scout-sniper at First Reconnaissance Battalion and attained the rank of sergeant before being selected to the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program, which is intended to promote outstanding enlisted Marines and give them a college education.

Sarraille, a native of Northern California, chose wisely by picking Texas A&M University, Chancellor Sharp said.

“It’s a privilege to return to my alma mater and help my fellow veterans make the transition from the military to college,” Sarraille said. “My door is always open to them, and my mind is open any ideas to improve veterans’ lives and ensure their success.”

Sarraille also is the founder of VETTED, a nonprofit that helps veterans make the transition to the corporate America or entrepreneurial venture. Read more about VETTED here:


Media contact:  Tim Eaton, (979) 458-6018,

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