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Aggie Muster Committee Announces 2021 Campus Muster Speaker

USAF 18th Chief of Staff Gen. (Ret.) T. Michael Moseley ’71 will serve as keynote speaker for the April 21 campus Muster ceremony.
By Marcus Peña and Mady Gomez, Texas A&M University Muster Committee February 23, 2021

The Aggie Muster Committee has announced Gen. (Ret.) T. Michael Moseley ’71, USAF, as the keynote speaker for the 2021 campus Muster ceremony at Texas A&M University.

A photo of General (Retired) T. Michael Moseley ‘71, USAF, keynote speaker for the 2021 Campus Muster ceremony
Gen. (Ret.) T. Michael Moseley ‘71, USAF, keynote speaker for the 2021 Campus Muster ceremony

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The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Reed Arena. All attendees must follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing face coverings and physical distancing. While campus Muster is currently being planned as an in-person event, organizers said that is subject to change based on health- and safety-related conditions at the time of the ceremony.

Aggie Muster is a Texas A&M University tradition in which Aggies worldwide gather to honor and remember those who died during the past year. Moseley will speak at the campus ceremony, the largest of more than 300 Muster ceremonies across the nation and around the world.

Moseley graduated from Texas A&M University with both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in political science with a focus on Northeast Asia. He is a graduate of the pilot instructor course at Randolph AFB, Texas as well as the prestigious Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada, where he later served as an instructor and squadron commander.

Moseley completed a distinguished 40-plus year military career as the 18th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. In that capacity he served as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organizing, training and equipping of more than 700,000 active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian forces. Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he assumed command of the 9th U.S. Air Force/U.S. Central Command Air Forces, where he was responsible for the planning and execution of all joint/combined air and space combat operations for Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Northern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Moseley was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M in 2013 and inducted into the prestigious Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor in 2005. During his time as a student, he was the 3rd Group Commander in the Corps of Cadets and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation.

His family is sixth-generation Texan with a long history of stockmen, cotton farmers and lawmen. Moseley is married to his high school sweetheart – Margaret “Jennie” Virginia Moseley. The couple has two children and four granddaughters.

Moseley will celebrate with the class of 1971 for its 50-year class reunion, as it coincides with Aggie Muster. Moseley has served as Muster speaker at various locations around the world while deployed in combat, and within the state of Texas.

At each Muster ceremony around the world, the speaker will be followed by the “Roll Call For The Absent,” which is a reading of the names of those from that area who have died in the past year, along with those of other classmates or friends. As each name is called, a family member or friend will answer “Here,” and a candle will be lit in honor of the loved one.

For more information about Muster, including a list of the “Roll Call For The Absent” and off-campus Muster sites, visit The Association of Former Students’ website.

For more information about Moseley, as well as information about the campus Muster ceremony and surrounding events, visit

Media contacts:

  • Marcus Peña, Muster Committee Speaker Executive,
  • Lauren Kraus, Muster Committee Chair,
  • Gregory Fink, Texas A&M Student Activities,

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