List of Sam Houston State University alumni

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Since graduating its first class, Sam Houston State University has had many of its former students go on to garner recognition and accolades.

Science and academics[edit]

Arts and media[edit]




Armed services[edit]

  • Almer C. Burnett – Colonel United States Army; World War I and World War II veteran, Commandant of Junior ROTC, Dallas Public Schools; founder of JROTC Camp Dallas at Fort Wolters
  • M.B. Etheredge – World War II combat soldier and Medal of Honor recipient
  • William F. Garrison – retired Major General of the United States Army; commander of Operation Gothic Serpent, the military operation launched in 1993 to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid; portrayed in the movie 'Black Hawk Down by Sam Shepard
  • Hiram "Doc" Jones – Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
  • Marcus LuttrellNavy Cross recipient for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wing; co-authored the New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10; a film version starring Mark Wahlberg was released in 2013
  • Jerry Marshall – United States Air Force colonel with 31 years of service; veteran of over 120 combat missions; has more than 5,000 flying hours
  • J. Michael Myatt – retired Major General of the United States Marine Corps; commanded the 1st Marine Division during Operation Desert Storm in 1990–91; his division liberated Kuwait City; president and CEO of the Marines Memorial Association
  • Larry Snook – former United States Army Colonel; former Grimes County Judge
  • John William Thomason Jr. – World War I hero and recipient of Navy Cross
  • Carl M. Williams, PhD – Commissioner of Police, Jamaica Constabulary Force
  • Donald C. Patterson - MGySgt and Chief of Music Production and Arranging "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Washington, D.C


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