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Texas A&M University Announces 2024 Campus Muster Keynote Speaker

This year’s speaker will be Aggie, Air Force veteran and Director of the Texas A&M Bush Combat Development Complex Maj. Gen. Tim Green.
By Brie Pampell, Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs March 6, 2024

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tim Green '86
The 2024 Campus Muster keynote speaker Tim Green ’86

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The Aggie Muster Committee has announced Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tim Green ’86 as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Campus Muster ceremony. Muster is set to take place on Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Reed Arena.

Green is a first-generation Aggie who earned both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M and holds Master of Art degrees in military operational art and national security strategy from Air University and National War College respectively.

Green has dedicated over 30 years of service to the nation in the United States Air Force. As director of civil engineers at Headquarters Air Force in Washington, D.C., he supported global military operations, commanding critical missions from Aviano Air Base in Italy and Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. In that capacity he supported 51,000 military and civilian engineers, enabling military operations at 183 bases around the world. He also served as the Air Force’s senior engineer in the Middle East during the surge of U.S. forces into Iraq, supporting joint force operations from the Horn of Africa to Afghanistan. Additionally, he served as special assistant and advisor to two supreme allied commanders Europe, with emphasis on international partnerships, national grand strategy, and facility investment strategy.

Since retiring from active duty, Green has continued his legacy of leadership as director of the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex at Texas A&M, steering groundbreaking national security initiatives. Muster Committee officials say Green’s exemplary service perfectly embodies the Aggie Spirit.

Aggie Muster is a revered tradition at Texas A&M where Aggies gather to remember their experiences at the university and pay homage to fellow Aggies who have passed over the last year. Campus Muster is the largest of over 300 ceremonies that engage thousands of Aggies worldwide to honor and celebrate the Aggie Family — past, present, and future.

The 2024 ceremony will host both honored family members and the Class of 1974 reunion. In addition to Green’s address, the ceremony will showcase the Ross Volunteers and the Corps of Cadets buglers, and feature remarks from the university and student body presidents, The Association of Former Students chair, and the Muster Committee.

Doors will open to the public at 5 p.m., with the ceremony beginning promptly at 7 p.m.. The Muster Ceremony is not only a time to reflect on the Aggie traditions but also an opportunity for the honored families to feel the embrace of the Aggie community.

Following the keynote speech, the “Roll Call for The Absent” will take place. This solemn reading of names allows Aggies to remember each individual who is no longer with us. As each name is called, a loved one will respond with “Here,” signifying their spirit’s everlasting presence.

For more details on the Campus Muster ceremony, including the “Roll Call for The Absent,” visit The Association of Former Students. Additional information about Green and the various Muster events can be found at

Media contact: Brie Pampell,

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