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Texas A&M Cadet Graduates Top Of Class From Marine Officer School

October 2, 2018

Jacob Brookins
Jacob Brookins graduated at the top of his class at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Va. (Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets)
By Brittany Coker, Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Marketing & Communications

Former Texas A&M Corps of Cadets member Jacob Brookins, class of 2018, will be recognized during the Texas A&M and University of Kentucky game at Kyle Field Saturday, Oct. 6, for being the highest-ranked graduate of his 363-member class at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Va., this past summer.

Brookins, a Coral Springs, Fla. native, will graduate in December with a bachelor of science degree in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology and a minor in Cybersecurity.

“We are thrilled and honored to be able to recognize Jacob this weekend in the company of thousands of Aggies at Kyle Field,” Corps Commandant Brigadier General Joe Ramirez said. “His accomplishments at Texas A&M and Quantico are a true testament to the caliber of students currently in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M.”

Ramirez noted that Brookins is the second member of the Corps of Cadets in four years to win the Commandant’s trophy.

He is a former member of Company D-2, a Ross Volunteer, and served as the Major Unit Commander for the 3rd Brigade his senior year.

In addition to being a former member of the Corps of Cadets, Brookins is enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Platoon Leaders Class (PLC), a program that, among other requirements, calls for participants to complete a ten-week summer training session in Quantico, Virginia.

Media contact: Brittany Coker at (979) 748-1706 or

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