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Squadron Commander's Son

John A. Adams, Jr., is a noted Texas A&M graduate and university historian. He has written several books about the school and its Corps of Cadets.

Like his father, John was an officer in the U.S. Air Force. That career calling was shaped at a young age, as were his decisions to become an Aggie and join the Corps.

You see, John Adams grew up, at least in part, at Bryan Air Force Base.


John A. Adams, Jr. ’73 received a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M. Adams was a Captain in the United States Air Force and served as President and CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., a public/private-sector statewide economic development organization. Adams has served as an advisor to the World Trade Organization and has provided Congressional testimony on U.S.-Mexico border infrastructure issues. He is the author of several books on Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets, We Are the Aggies, Softly Call the Muster, Keepers of the Spirit and co-author of Texas Aggies Go To War.