The University of Alabama
The Alabama Corps of Cadets traces its lineage to August 1, 1860 when the first uniforms graced the university's campus. Since then, the Crimson Tide of the Army has molded and shaped not only our nation's military but also the nation itself. The University of Alabama's program has been responsible for producing: more than 7,500 officers, 42 general officers, 6 Governors of Alabama; hundreds of CEOs and Presidents of major companies; and 25 judges. Among the Crimson Tide of the Army's many distinguished alumni are: Charles W. Davis, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient; John R. Vines, commander of the XVIIIth Airborne Division; John McKinley, former President of TEXACO; Winston Groom, author of Forest Gump, and Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.

The oldest known photo of the Alabama Core of Cadets.

The Alabama Corps of Cadets traces its lineage to August 1, 1860 when the first uniforms graced the university's campus. Since then, the Crimson Tide of the Army has molded and shaped not only our nation's military but also the nation itself. The University of Alabama's program has been responsible for producing: more than 7,500 officers, 42 general officers, 6 Governors of Alabama; hundreds of CEOs and Presidents of major companies; and 25 judges. Among the Crimson Tide of the Army's many distinguished alumni are: Charles W. Davis, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient; John R. Vines, commander of the XVIIIth Airborne Division; John McKinley, former President of TEXACO; Winston Groom, author of Forest Gump, and Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.