"Keepers of Tradition"

Much of the rich tradition of excellence and leadership at TMI rests with the Corps of Cadets, founded with the school in 1893. Designated as one of the highest ranked Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs in the country, this optional program uses a military structure to develop leadership skills. The Corps is open to all students in grades 6-12. Each year, approximately 30% of TMI students are cadets. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur is TMI’s most famous graduate; other former cadets include bishops, Congressmen, university presidents, and other servant leaders in communities throughout the world. Values emphasized through the Corps include integrity, dependability, self-discipline, commitment, respect, and loyalty.

Information About Military Schools in San Antonio, TX

Military schools in San Antonio, Texas, are schools with a history of military tradition as part of the daily experience. While many traditional military schools are also boarding schools, at TMI, students have the option of being a boarding student or regular day student. We help educate parents and students about TMI’s optional JROTC program, showing how the elements of traditional military schools are blended into the independent school setting to provide additional leadership and educational opportunities for students who choose to participate in the Corps.

Cadet Weekly Schedule

Weekday Uniform
Monday Class B “Grays” for US (Gray shirt for US; White Shirt for MS)
Tuesday TMI Khakis
Wednesday Class A “Dress” Uniform (with or without formal Coat)
Thursdays TMI Khakis
Fridays Business Casual (Dress slacks, dress shoes, TMI or Corps Polo)

Cadet Uniform

List of 7 items.

  • Class A Uniform

    • TMI Issued Service Cap with TMI Crest
    • Plain White undershirt (no crew cut or tank tops)
    • TMI Issued White Dress Shirt
    • Bow Tie or Black Tie (as directed)
    • TMI Issued Coat with Black Leather Parade Belt and Gold Buckle
    • Blue Pants
    • TMI Dress Belt
    • Black Dress Socks (no logos)
    • Black Dress Shoes


  • Class A “Formal” Uniform

    • TMI Issued Service Cap with TMI Crest
    • Plain White undershirt (no crew cut or tank tops)
    • TMI Issued White Dress Shirt
    • Bow Tie or Black Tie (as directed)
    • TMI Issued Coat with Black Leather Parade Belt and Gold Buckle
    • White Pants
    • TMI Dress Belt
    • Black Dress Socks (no logos)
    • Black Dress Shoes
  • Class B “Grays” Uniform (US Only)

    • JROTC Issued Beret with JROTC Badge
    • Plain White Undershirt (no crew cut or tank tops)
    • JROTC Issued Gray Shirt (ranks on epaulets and name tag on left pocket)
    • Blue Pants
    • TMI Issued Dress Belt
    • Black Dress Socks (no logos)
    • Black Dress Shoes
  • Class B “Middle School” Uniform (MS Only)

    • Black Garrison Cap with TMI Crest on left side
    • Plain White Undershirt (no crew cut or tank tops)
    • TMI Issued White Dress Shirt
    • Blue Pants
    • TMI Issued Dress Belt
    • Black Dress Socks (no logos)
    • Black Dress Shoes
  • TMI “Khaki” Uniform

    • Khaki Garrison Hat (TMI Crest on left side – all Cadets; Officers Rank on left side)
    • Plain White undershirt (no crew cut or tank tops)
    • Khaki Dress shirt (Rank on Collars and name tag on left pocket)
    • Khaki Pants
    • TMI Issued Dress Belt (Officers wear White Dress Belt)
    • Black Dress shoes
    • Black Dress Socks (no logos)
  • Adventure Training Uniform (“ACU’s”)

    • ACU Hat
    • ACU Blouse
    • ACU Pants
    • Black TMI T-shirt
    • Calf length white/black socks
    • Boots
  • Cadet Physical Training (“PT”) Uniform

    • TMI Issued Gray Athletic Shirt*
    • TMI Issued Black Shorts*
    • White/Black Athletic socks
    • Athletic Training Shoes
    *Female Cadets authorized to wear athletic spandex under shirt/shorts
 

List of 3 members.

  • LTC Santiago Bueno USA, Retired 

    TMI Episcopal
    Commandant
    (210) 564-6120
    Saint Mary's University - B.A.
    Air Command and Staff College - M.S.
    Bio
  • MAJ Joseph Claburn 

    TMI Episcopal
    Deputy Commandant of Cadets
    Marion Military Institute
    Jacksonville State University
    Central Michigan University
    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
    U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies
  • MSG Chad Gooding USA, Retired 

    TMI Episcopal
    Assistant Commandant of Cadets
    (210) 564-6121
    North Dakota State University - B.U.S.
    Bio

How to join the Corps

Upper School students, contact: 
MSG (Ret) Gooding 
c.gooding@tmi-sa.org
(210) 564-6121

Middle School
 students, contact: 
MAJ (Ret) Joe Claburn
j.claburn@tmi-sa.org
(210) 564-6122
MISSION: TMI provides an exceptional education with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ that challenge motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
TMI Episcopal
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
phone (210) 698-7171
fax (210) 698-0715