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Albert M. (Buddy) McCaig '72:

McCaigJudge McCaig is a graduate of Waller High School, Sam Houston State University and South Texas College of Law. He and his wife, Kitty, have been married since July 31, 1971. They have two children, Amanda and Donald, both honors graduates of Waller High School and now making their own way in life. Prior to assuming the bench, Judge McCaig was an active civic leader in the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rotary Club, County Fair Association, FFA, Waller ISD Education Foundation and a 4-year member of the Waller ISD School Board. The McCaig family attends Waller Baptist Church.

In 2016, Judge McCaig was inducted into the inaugural class of the U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame. One of just 326 inductees out of over 650,000 commissioned officers from Army ROTC over its 100 year history, Judge McCaig joined the ranks of those being recognized for significant contributions to the Army, to their communities, and the nation. Judge McCaig's nomination was sponsored by the Military Science Department at Sam Houston State University, where Judge McCaig serves on the Board of Directors of the Military Science Alumni Club.

Judge McCaig was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Service Award by Sam Houston State University, recognized as having provided outstanding service to the larger community, exemplifying the University's motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service." Appointed as Judge of the 506th Judicial District Court, Judge McCaig took office in October, 2007. Judge McCaig's main office is in the Waller County Courthouse, with secondary facilities in the Grimes County Courthouse. Judge McCaig serves both Waller County and Grimes County in his district.

About The MSAC

The Military Science Alumni Club (MSAC) officially came into being on July 26, 2013, when the Alumni Association Board of Directors approved the charter petition for the club. Made up primarily of former military officers, all having been in the Army ROTC Program at Sam Houston State University, the club is open to anyone who completed at least one semester of the military science curriculum at the University, is a spouse of someone who has done so, or has been recognized by the club for his or her military science education or participation during their lifetime. 

The primary mission of the Military Science Club is to provide scholarship, financial, and leadership support to the Military Science Department of the University, working closely with the Professor of Military Science, the Military Science cadre, and the student members of the Bearkat Battalion. Informally formed several years ago, the group has provided scholarships to deserving cadets each semester for more than a decade. The scholarship is named after Army Captain Rowdy J. Inman, Class of 2000, who was killed in Iraq in 2007, while leading his men in combat. Captain Inman was the first Military Science graduate of Sam Houston killed in the War on Terror. 

There is a social side to the new club as it brings together so many old friends from times past who met at Sam Houston and developed life-long friendships and associations based on the shared experiences of the Bearkat Corps of Cadets, student life at the University and their military experiences. Periodically, the group gathers informally to share memories and catch up with one another, family and friends. 

The Military Science Alumni Club is literally international in its reach, with members currently living throughout the Unites States, Central and Eastern Europe, and in other parts of the world. The club leadership is dedicated to growing the club into a significant, contributing member of the Alumni Association. 

Anyone interested in helping support the Bearkat Battalion by joining MSAC can email the club directly at Those already associated with the regional clubs of the Alumni Association are encouraged to associate with the Military Science Alumni Club as no additional dues are required. 

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