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Muster

Muster is a time to look to the past, present and future – not only to grieve, but to reflect and to celebrate the lives that connect us to one another. A gesture so simple in nature, yet so enduring in spirit, Muster is the lasting impression every Aggie leaves with us. It reminds us of the greatness that lies within the walls of Texas A&M, of the loyalty we possess, of the connection that binds us, and of the idea that every Aggie has a place of importance – whether they are present in flesh or spirit. “If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.”

2022 Muster Ceremony

Howdy Ags

The National Capital Texas A&M Club is honored to host this year’s Muster Ceremony at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. A camaraderie hour begins at 6:00 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. There will be parking at the top of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, which is Metro accessible via the Blue and Yellow lines at King Street-Old Town Station.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite and dress for the occasion is Sunday Best!

Please consider joining us Monday, April 18, 2022 at 12:15 p.m. as we lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Please allot additional time to be processed by security.

Please email dcaggiemuster@gmail.com with any questions.

“Softly call the muster,
Let comrade answer, “Here!”
Their spirits hover ‘round us:
As if to bring us cheer!
Mark them “present” in our hearts,
We’ll meet some other day.
There is no Death, but Life Eterne
For heroes such as they!”

2022 Muster Speaker: Texas A&M Director of Athletics, Ross Bjork

Ross Bjork

Ross Bjork began his position as Director of Athletics in July of 2019 and wasted little time to make his mark in Aggieland. Despite all of the hardships brought on by the pandemic, Texas A&M Athletics has sustained the greatest academic performance in school history. Student-athletes currently boast a 3.07 cumulative GPA, and for the 2020-21 academic year, Aggie Athletics recorded the highest-ever cumulative GPA and second-highest spring semester GPA.

Under Bjork, the Aggies have experienced tremendous success on the playing field. The 2020 edition of the football team won the Capital One Orange Bowl and Texas A&M tallied two SEC Championships with women’s basketball and soccer. The women’s track and field team earned NCAA runner-up finishes at the indoor and outdoor national meets, while top 10 national finishes were accomplished by women’s basketball, equestrian, soccer, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, and men’s track and field.

Under Bjork, Athletics launched The Aggie Commitment and student-athletes created The B.L.U.E.print – Black Leaders who Undertake Excellence. Both aim to make significant progress toward providing new opportunities for personal and professional growth for student-athletes and staff. They will celebrate and honor Black History at Texas A&M all while being a change agent in the fight against injustice.

Bjork has an extensive career in college athletics with more than two decades of experience as an administrator and student-athlete, having served as the Director of Athletics at The University of Mississippi and Western Kentucky University, and on the senior staffs at UCLA, the University of Miami and the University of Missouri.