"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

Week Day Formation Uniform
Monday 12:00 PM Class B (Gray shirt - US, white shirt - MS, and blue pants)
Tuesday 7:40 AM Army Combat Uniform (ACU) "Camouflage"
Wednesday 11:50 AM Class A (Blue jacket and blue pants)
Thursdays 7:40 AM ACU (Camouflage)
Fridays *** ACU (Camouflage)
***All Corps drill and ceremony at 7:45 AM in the Rifle Range.

Cadet Uniform

List of 4 items.

  • Class A Uniform

    1 Class A Hat or Bonnet
    1 Class A Jacket
    1 White Dress Blouse/Shirt
    1 Pair Blue Pants
    1 Pair Black Dress Shoes
    1 Pair Black Socks (No Designs)
    1 White Undershirt
    1 Black Necktie/Neck Tab/Bow Tie (Formal Events Only)
    1 West Point Belt
    1 Class B Belt

    Authorized outerwear is the trench coat.

    Silver ranks are worn on the epaulets. Cords are worn hooked under the shoulder and attached to the epaulet buttons. The name tag and TMI crest are worn on the right side of the jacket. Ribbons and medals are worn on the left side of the jacket. A name tag and shoulder ranks are worn on the blouse. The TMI west point belt is worn over the Class A jacket.
  • Class B Uniform

    1 Garrison Cap/Beret
    1 Class B Blouse
    1 Pair Class B Pants
    1 Pair Black Dress Shoes
    1 White Undershirt
    1 Pair Black Socks

    Authorized outerwear is the Army sweater, windbreaker, or trench coat.

    For enlisted Cadets, ranks are worn on the lapel of the windbreaker and the trench coat. For officers, ranks are worn on the shoulders. Shoulder ranks and a name tag are worn on the sweater by all.

    Shoulder ranks are worn on the blouse. The name tag, honor star, and TMI crest are worn on the right side of the blouse. Enlisted cadets wear the TMI crest and officers wear silver ranks on the left side of the garrison cap.
  • ACU Uniform

    1 ACU Cap
    1 ACU Jacket
    1 Pair ACU Pants
    1 Pair Tan Combat Boots
    1 Tan Undershirt

    The Authorized outerwear is a Gore-Tex Jacket, fleece, and an ACU Field Jacket.

    On the jacket rank is worn in the center of the chest, the name tag is worn on the right side, the TMI on the left side, and the TMI patch on the right shoulder pocket.
  • Cold Weather Uniform Options

    As the weather begins to change into the lower temperatures there will be many requests for cold weather clothing for the Cadets. The Cadet Handbook will highlight the authorized clothing while in uniform.

    The Corps will begin wearing the Class A Coat on November 11th and this coat will be worn every Wednesday until the end of the year. All Middle School Cadets are issued a Class A Coat and is property of TMI. All Upper School Cadets are measured and purchase their own coats. There is an option for Cadets to order the long sleeve white collared shirt for wear with the Class A Coat. Long sleeve shirts with creases are $25 each. 

    The Corps supply staff can issue a black windbreaker jacket with a removable liner to any Cadet that would like one. This jacket is the property of the Government and you will not be charged. However, this is an accountable item for the Cadets to keep track of, maintain, and return at the end of the year. 
    While in Class B uniform the Cadets are authorized to wear the black sweater or the black cardigan sweater. This is a special order item and must be ordered through the supply room. Turnaround time to receive these items is less than a week. The cost of the sweater is $42.00 and the cost of the Cardigan sweater is $50.00. 

    For the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) Cadets are authorized to wear black/white/tan long underwear or black/white/tan thermal wear underneath the uniform as long as the tan t-shirt can be seen under the ACU blouse. There is an option to purchase an Army cold weather fleece for this uniform at a cost of $72.00. 

    During physical fitness time in the Corps the Cadets are authorized to wear the TMI or Corps sweatshirt (which is for sale in the armory or the school sweatshirts are available at the spirit trailer), solid gray/black pants and the black watch cap will be on sale in the armory in the next few weeks. 
    For ALL uniforms, Cadets are authorized to wear gloves as long as they are solid black in color.

List of 3 members.

  • LTC Santiago Bueno USA, Retired 

    TMI Episcopal
    (210) 564-6120
    Saint Mary's University - B.A.
    Air Command and Staff College - M.S.
  • Capt. Michael Escalera 

    TMI Episcopal
    Deputy Commandant
    (210) 564-6122
    American Public University - B.S.
  • MSG Chad Gooding USA, Retired 

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

How to join the Corps

Upper School students, contact: 
MSG Gooding 
(210) 564-6121

Middle School
 students, contact: 
CPT Michael Escalera
(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.
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San Antonio TX 78257
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