President George H.W. Bush may not have been a native Texan, or an Aggie, but he loved the state of Texas and Texas A&M University. In fact, the Texas A&M campus is the home of his presidential library and museum, and the world-renowned Bush School of Government and Public Service, named in his honor.
Bush also had a deep connection with the U.S. military. He enlisted in the Navy at age 18, and became the youngest pilot to earn his wings and flew 58 combat missions during World War II. Therefore, it is only fitting that the new Bush Combat Development Complex will honor his military past and his support of the U.S. military.
When we first envisioned how we could use the RELLIS Campus to support the United States Military, one name came to mind, George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st U.S. president. The Bush Combat Development Complex will provide a living laboratory unlike any other and will uphold the highest values of service to our nation.”
– Chancellor John Sharp, The Texas A&M University System
About the Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush School
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum honors and preserves the memory of the 41st president of the United States. The museum contains records and artifacts from President Bush’s presidency, while also promoting his belief of community support and volunteerism.
The Bush School of Government and Public Service is a reflection of Bush’s dedication to public service and leadership, and is dedicated to preparing students to become principled leaders in their fields who understand the importance and value of public service.
Mark A. Welsh III
Dean, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University