Leadership / Corps of Cadets

"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.

Leadership

Corps of Cadets Cadre

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Joseph Claburn

    MAJ Joseph Claburn USA, Retired 

    TMI Episcopal
    Commandant and Senior Army Instructor
    (210) 564-6122
    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
  • Photo of Chad Gooding

    MSG Chad Gooding USA, Retired 

    TMI Episcopal
    JROTC Army Instructor
    (210) 564-6121
    North Dakota State University - B.U.S.
  • Photo of Ray Purifoy

    SGT Ray Purifoy USA, Retired 

    TMI Episcopal
    Assistant Commandant – Middle School Cadre
    (210) 564-6123
    American Military University
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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TMI Episcopal
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
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