To understand what it takes to become a member of the Reveille North Houston Organization one must first understand the 12th Man tradition at Texas A&M University (TAMU), which started in Dallas on January 2, 1922, at the Dixie Classic, the forerunner of the Cotton Bowl Classic. TAMU was playing defending national champion Centre College in the first postseason game in the southwest. During the hard-fought competition, which obtained national publicity, the underdog Aggie team was slowly defeating a team that had allowed less than six points per game. The first half resulted in so many injuries for TAMU that Coach Dana X. Bible feared he would not have enough men to finish the contest. Thus, he called into the Aggie section of the stands for E. King Gill, a student who had left football after the regular season to play basketball.
Gill, who was “spotting players” (i.e., recording the names and numbers of those with significant exploits) for a Waco newspaper and who was not in football attire, put on the uniform of injured player Heine Weir and stood on the sidelines in case he was needed. Although he never played in the game, his readiness demonstrated the willingness of true TAMU Aggies to support their team to the point of entering into battle, which is why students remain erect and on their feet during football games at Kyle Field. After the contest ended in a 22-14 Aggie victory, Gill was the only man left upright on the sidelines for the Aggies, and he later remarked, “I wish I could say that I went in and ran for the winning touchdown, but I did not. I simply stood by in case my team needed me.”
A 12-foot-high, bronze statue of E. King Gill (shown in the above picture obtained from tamu.edu) stands in the east plaza of Kyle Field as a reminder to TAMU Aggies of their perpetual obligation to preserve the spirit of the 12th Man. This said to keep the 12th Man Spirit “alive,” an individual must attend twelve meetings of the Reveille North Houston Organization to be considered a member and must continue attending on a regular basis to be regarded as “active.”
A LIST OF ACTIVE “12TH MEN,” WITH THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION, IS BELOW:
Adam Koch, Owner of Koch Insurance Group Specializing in Commercial Insurance.
Alan Bruce (A. Bruce) Clark, PhD, Developer of this website; Owner of ABCPhD.com & Co-Owner of Premier Business Experts: Helping to Increase YOUR Profits!
Andy Greever, Regional Sales Manager for CIRCOR Energy: Continuously Improving Flow Control.
Angela Dillon, Owner of Embellishments by Angela: Custom Designed and Handcrafted Memory Blankets.
Anthony (Tony) Talik, PMP, Project/Program Manager at Hewlett Packard.
Ashley Easterwood, Owner of Springwood Marketing (Website, Social Media & SEO.)
Barry Griffin, DVM, One of the Original Founders of the Reveille Club & Owner of Windsong Management, LLC: Cleaning Oil Field Produced Water & Selling Recycled Water.
Bob Bamburg, Author, Speaker & Personal Cyber Security Coach at BobBamburg.com.
Bogdan Buburuza, Owner of Buburuza Productions: Share Your Story with Video.
Brad Shore, whose profile is at Project Management (in Residential/Commercial/Industrial Construction with Sales Experience) Expert.
Brandon Capehart, P.E. and Owner of Polaris Engineering Group: Developing Solutions and Expediting Innovation from Concept to Completion.
Brian McBride, Regional Sales Manager for Cargill (Industrial Specialties.)
Bryant Kelley, CPA and Owner of Kelley Advisory Services, LLC: Accounting Services that Count by Seeing Beyond the Numbers.
Carl Vos, Regional Americas ITC Manager at Huntsman Chemical.
Cindi Harmon, Owner of Peerless CFO Bookkeeping & Accounting Services.
Daniel Ayoung, MBA, International Senior Manager and Director for American Lucor Oil & Gas Consulting.
David Carter, MBA, whose profile is at Operations Manager, Process Improvement & Commissioning Management Professional.
David DeLeon, Project Engineer specializing in Midstream Metering & Regulating Station Design and System Engineering.
David Gwyn, Technical Director at Additive Solutions: Cost Effective Solutions to Today’s Oil & Gas Market Challenges.
David Li, Senior Technical Global Advisor at DSL Ocean Group: Erosion & Corrosion Experts.
Diane LaDuca, Owner of Juice Plus Franchise, who can be reached at email@example.com.
Don Sarmiento, DO, Family Medicine Physician at Houston Methodist Primary Care Group.
Donald Thomson, at DT – Dedicated Trustworthy – Realty in The Woodlands.
Donna Hunter, Aggie Mom & Quad Mom for Corps of Cadets’ Parents.
Doug Ritze, Project Manager at FyrSoft Business Solutions that Automate IT Management & Workflow across the Desktop, Datacenter and Cloud.
Ed Masson, PE, Chief Operating Officer at Neopure Technologies: Revolutionizing Water Renewal & Sterilization.
Eddie Skinner, Loan Officer at Storehouse Mortgage: Passionate about Customer Satisfaction & Doing the Best to Help You Find the Right Mortgage.
Eduardo Ramirez, Managing Director for Supporting Strategies: Your Partner for Bookkeeping Services and Operational Support.
Elizabeth Greever, Owner of EverSan Cooper Partners (Real Estate Investors Buying and Renting Homes.)
Eric Alanis, whose resume is posted on this website and whose profile is at Healthcare Project Management Expert.
Erin Lucke, Attorney at Law Offices of Erin Lucke (Estate Planning.)
Frank Boyd, Chemical Engineer Interested in Process/Project Work and Owner of Frank Boyd Photography.
Gordon Fitzgerald, Originator at Guild Mortgage Company.
Gordon Loomis, Class of 1973 Retiree, who is serving God with Prison Ministry, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gustavo Garza, Owner of Clear Path Property Solutions: Investing & Realtor Services.
Hannah Henry, Sales & Marketing Associate at Springwood Marketing (Website, Social Media & SEO.)
Howard Blair, MS, Realtor with Century 21 Judge Fite Company: The Official Real Estate Company of the Dallas Cowboys.
Jason Wysong, whose profile is at Project Management Expert.
Jeff Hutton, CPA, Co-Founder (with his wife, Lucille) of We Clean 4 You: Providing awe-inspiring services ranging from basic-to-deep-to-move-in/move-out, home cleanings.
Jeff Mason, TAMU BBA with an MBA whose profile is at IT Support & Contracts Management Expert.
Jim Hollas, whose profile is at Engineering Program Manager & Design Engineer Professional.
Jim Zura, Director of Zura Productions: Corporate Promotional & Personal Website Videos.
Joe Bordonaro, Owner of Cypresswood Management, LLC: Better Selection = Happier Employees = More Customers.
John Bishop, Owner of Buburuza Productions, LLC: Photography, Graphic Design, Books and Video Productions.
John Stacy, Owner & Certified Value Builder at AdviCoach Network: Focused Business Coaching to Set & Achieve Goals and Biz Warehouses: Helping Small Businesses Thrive.
Josh Cherry, Owner of Delta Life Fitness: Your Women Only Gym.
Karen Miller, Owner of Design2Train: Designing, Developing and Deploying Custom Technical Training Programs.
Ken Skadal, Business Development Officer at Square Cow Movers Handling All Your Moving Needs.
Kevin Stolarski, whose profile is at Supply Chain Expert.
Lisa Junemann, Secretary/Administrator in transition with healthcare & business expertise, who can be reached at LDJunemann@gmail.com.
Lynda Smith, Owner & Trainer at Happy & Behaved Dog Training, who can be reached at email@example.com.
Marilyn Sander, President of Proaction Careers: Sales, Management, Medical, IT and Engineering Recruiting.
Mark Peterson, Owner of Golden Eagle Bookkeeping: Virtual Bookkeeping that Takes Your Business to New Heights.
Mark Viktorin, a Civil Engineer with an MBA whose Profile is at Project Management Expert.
Matt Aymond, Estimator for Braun’s Roofing: “Houston’s Roof Expert.“
Matt Cooper, General Manager for Redemption Roofing: “Reliable Roofing for Houston Area.“
Mickey Lee, VP of Enterprise Solutions at Early Alert, Inc: Providing Solutions for Your Disaster Preparedness/Crisis Management Success.
Mike Kleihege, whose profile is at Senior Director Sales Support.
Mike Wells, Global Rescue Business Partner at Global Business Direct: Providing Steps to Affordable, Extraordinary Healthcare.
Monique Hineline, Juice Plus Representative, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monroe Carter, whose profile is at Buyer, Supply Chain, Process Manager/Improvement Professional.
Olivia Juarez, District Leader at Primerica Financial Services: Offering Financial Tools to Help Clients Reach Their Goals.
Omar Gomez, an Electrical Engineer, whose profile is at Senior Instrumentation & Control Advisor Expert.
Pam Tragesser, whose profile is at Corporate Communications Professional.
Peter Dill, MBA, whose profile is at Global Supply Chain/Logistics Professional.
Phillip Wilkerson, Founder of Reveille North Houston Organization, Owner of Personalized Management Solutions See The Beacon.
Ray Rogers, Financial Advisor at Raymond Rogers with Edward Jones.
Richard Foley, whose profile is at Financial Services Senior Manager: Delivering Operations Excellence through Tools, Talent & Process Optimization.
Rick Prichett, Executive VP at Post Oak Bank in The Woodlands.
Robert G. Laffitte, Engineering Manager at Robert G. Laffitte, Technical Professional.
Ron Brandt, Senior VP Private Banking, NMLS #448883 (Offices at 1925 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste 200, The Woodlands, TX 77380 & 1001 Fannin St., Ste L-100, Houston, TX 77002 with Office & Cell Phone Numbers 713-871-4050 & 832-940-8241) for Cadence Bank.
Ross Smith, Owner of Minuteman Press Conroe, who can be reached at email@example.com.
Ross Thomas, Commercial Real Estate Developer at Halberdier Real Estate: Creating Exceptional Real Estate Opportunities Thru Lifestyle & Entertainment Experiences.
Ryan Hicks, Site Manager for DXP Enterprises: The Industrial Distribution Experts.
Sam Schmittgens, Financial Advisor at Sam Schmittgens with Edward Jones.
Scott Hoffman, Owner of D&D Fence: Eco-Friendly Fencing that Lasts.
Sean Morris, Waiter and Owner – Christmas Lights.
Sergio Ramos, whose profile is at Domestic & International Transportation & Logistics Expert.
Stacy Harris, Owner of the Image Consulting Company Impressions By Stacy Harris.
Stephen Schumacher, Commercial Sales Manager for D&D Fence: Eco-Friendly Fencing that Lasts.
Suzanne Catchings, Office Manager, Bookkeeper and CFO of Peerless.
Terry Weaver, Founder of VEL Institute (i.e., the Veterans, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders Organization.)
Thomas Elder, whose profile is at Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Tommy Hunter, a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Jacobs Properties in Montgomery, TX.
Ursula Burrell, whose profile is at High-Tech Business Transformation Leader.
Victoria Cooper, CVA, CFE, Financial Advisor at Victoria Cooper with Majors & Mondragon LinkedIn Profile.
Wade Shaw, EcoSys Solutions Consultant at Pinnacle Management Solutions, Inc.
Will Bamford, Project Manager at Northwinds Commercial Construction.