The 2015 Campus Muster Speaker is Congressman Will Hurd '99


We are pleased to announce that our 2015 Muster Speaker is Congressman Will Hurd. Will was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. A proud product of Texas’s public school system, he attended John Marshall High School and Texas A&M University. During his time at A&M, he served as the student body president during the time of the college’s greatest tragedy – the Bonfire collapse of 1999. As president, he worked to keep the students calm and organized. His leadership skills were shaped that night, organizing student volunteers to help rescue crews. Congressman Hurd has used the lessons learned from that fateful night, and his overall Aggie experience to help him succeed. "I learned a lot of stuff during that process and I would give up all those lessons if those kids were still alive," Hurd told The Eagle. "But it was an honor to serve the Aggie community in its darkest hours." 

After college, Mr. Hurd served as an undercover officer in the CIA in the Middle East and South Asia for nearly a decade, collecting intelligence that influenced the National Security agenda. Upon leaving the CIA, he became a Senior Advisor with a cybersecurity firm, covering a wide range of complex challenges faced by manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, and critical infrastructure owners. He was also a partner with a strategic advisory firm helping businesses expand into international markets. In 2015, Mr. Hurd was elected to the 114th Congress and currently serves on the Committee of Oversight and Government Reform and Chairs the Information Technology Subcommittee along with serving on the Homeland Security Committee and Vice Chair of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee. He is extremely close with his brother Charlie, sister Liz, mother Mary Alice, and father Bob, who all live back home in the district.

Past Muster Speakers 

  2014 Bill Youngkin '69
2013 Bill Jones '81
  2012  Dr. John R. Hoyle '57
  2011 Tobin Boenig '95
2010 Maj. Stephen G. Ruth '92
2009 Dr. Robert M. Gates
2008 Dr. John A. Adams Jr. '73
2007 Brooke Leslie Rollins '94
  2006 Bill E. Carter '69
2005 Clayton W. Williams, Jr. '54
  2004 Jon L. Hagler '58
2003 Edwin H. Cooper '53
  2002 Gov. James R. "Rick" Perry '72
  2001 Dr. Joe West '54
2000 Randy Matson '67
1999 W. Mike Baggett '68
1998 Eugene Clifton Stallings, Jr. '57
1997 H. Bartell Zachry, Jr. '54
1996 Dr. E. Dean Gage '65
1995 Lee Philips '53
1994 Andres Tijerina '67
1993 Jack G Fritts '53
1992 Frank W. Cox III '65
1991 Adm. Jerome L Johnson '56
1990 M.L. "Red" Cashion '53
1989 Chet Edwards '74
1988 Gerald D. Griffin '56
1987 Robert L. Walker '58
1986 A.W. "Head" Davis '45
1985 Lt. Gen. Ormond R. Simpson '36
1984 Jack M. Rains '60
1983 Haskell M. Monroe
1982 William B. Heye, Sr. '60
1981 Frederick D. McClure '76
1980 Henry G. Cisneros '68
1979 Lee H. Smith '57
1978 Col. Tom Dooley '35
1977 Maj. James E. Ray '63
1976 Charles G. Scruggs '47
1975 Reagan V. Brown '43
1974 Sheldon J. Best '63
1973 Capt. James E. Ray '63
1972 Larry Kirk '66
1971 Jack K. Williams
1970 Yale B. Griffis '30
1969 Mayo J. Thompson '41
1968 Maj. Gen Wood B. Kyle '36
1967 Maj. Gen. Raymond L. Murray '35
1966 Penrose B. Metcalfe '16
1965 C. Darrow Hooper '53
1964 E. King Gill '24
1963 L. F. Peterson '36
1962 Eli L. Whiteley '41
1961 James W. Aston '33
1960 Lt. Gen. A.D. Bruce '16
1959 Olin E. "Tiger" Teague '32
1958 Gen. Bernard A. Schriever '31
1957 No Campus Muster due to Easter recess
1956 Maj. Gen. James Earl Rudder '32
1955 Gen. Otto P. Weyland '28
1954 Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas
1953 Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado
1952 Searcy Bracewell '38
1951 James H. Pipkin '29
1950 Marion S. Church '05
1949 James W. Aston '33
1948 Rev. Sam Hill
1947 Col. Willard Chevalier
1946 General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces of Europe
1945 Lt. Clifton H. Chamberlain '40
1944 E.E. McQuillen '20

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