NROTC Special Units
Fish Drill Team
SEAL Platoon Weekly Schedule
Mission: SEAL Platoon's mission is to prepare personnel seeking entrance
into the U.S. Navy SEAL (BUD/s), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and
Navy Diving Officer Programs for their respective communities; and also
to send those qualified members to their initial training pipelines. Members
will have a high degree of mental and physical conditioning balanced with
a superior level of safety awareness and personal morale.
Membership: SEAL Platoon consists of 8 members who have finished the initial
training phase (Blue Shirts) and 12 members at the beginning of their initial
training phase (Newbies).
Training: The platoon utilizes a variety of physical training methods
such as runs of varying intensity, swimming workouts, calisthenics, the
obstacle course, and the stamina course. The platoon participates in pistol
qualifying, SCUBA trips, rappelling, and land/water navigation exercises.
Some weekends are reserved for lake swims, or Lake FTX's, at either Lake
Bryan or Lake Somerville. These events are typically held once a semester.
Schedule: The platoon follows a regular
schedule every day. You can view a normal week's workout schedule
linked information is below, under FDT)
Competition: SEAL Platoon hosts and attends major competitions around
the nation that cater to their training evolutions. Each spring SEAL Platoon
hosts the Commando Endurance Skills Competition (CESC) which tests the
skills of top collegiate commando teams from across the U.S.
US NAVY SEAL Physical Fitness
Marine Corps Recon Company
Mission: To train students, developing the
abilities and skills needed to successfully complete the Marine Basic Reconnaissance
Course and to uphold the high mental and physical standards of the United
States Marine Corps.
Membership: Membership is open to any student at Texas A&M, but most
members are pursuing a career in the Marine Corps. Each member must adhere
to tough physical standards, abide by a strict disciplinary policy, and
have an undying commitment to the unit. Each candidate will be screened
and evaluated with a series of rigorous physical and mental tests before
becoming a full member of the unit.
Training: Recon Company trains every weekday morning and one to three
weekday afternoons. In addition, members of Recon Company sometimes volunteer
on weekends to conduct field-training exercises or perform advanced evolutions
which cannot be accomplished during the week. Physical training often entails
running, calisthenics, upper body development, swimming (with and without
gear and/or fins), water survival skills, and the obstacle and stamina
courses. Professional development includes land navigation, patrolling
(land and water), field skills, knot tying, weapons handling, and martial
Fish Drill Team
Overview: Fish Drill Team is sponsored by
NROTC TAMU and is advised by a staff instructor. Each year, the Fish Drill
Team compete in precision drill competitions around the country. They represent
the Corps of Cadets and Texas A&M in these meets and have gone on to
win the national championship almost every year since they were created
in 1946. The team works to instill the discipline, skill, and endurance
required for proper military drill.
Competition: The Fish Drill Team was disbanded in 1997 and was reinstated
in Spring 2002. Since then, the team has performed tremendously well in
national competitions. Fish Drill Team won three out of five events at
the 32nd annual Mardi Gras Drill Meet in New Orleans in 2004. They also
took first place overall, defeating about 50 other schools, including North
Georgia military academy, the U.S. Naval and Military Academies, and the
Citadel. In 2003--the first time the team competed since their reinstatement--the
team took 2nd place overall at the same competition.
Membership: Fish Drill Team is composed of 40 freshmen and is advised
by 7 sophomores, 2 juniors, 1 senior and a military instructor.
More information on the Fish Drill Team can be found at the Fish
Drill Team website.
Seal Platoon Weekly Schedule