Welcome to the United States Army Explorers.  By joining this program you are demonstrating that you have the character and strength that will set you apart from your friends. By being a part of this program you are taking what could possibly be some of the most important first steps towards an exciting and rewarding career in service to your country and fellow citizens. Although the Army Explorer program has only been around for a few years the concept of cadeting has been around as long as there have been armies.

Alexander the great started his life as a military cadet he learned the art of leadership and warfare as a teenager. By the time he was 19 he set out to conquer the known world. Napoleon Bonaparte was another military cadet that left his mark in the history books. As a teenager Napoleon was sent to the French military academy and became a commissioned officer in the French artillery at the age of the 16, within a few years, he was made a General and had conquered Egypt. Many famous American military figures also served as military cadets including Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E Lee, George Custer, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, and Collin Powell.

If you do decide to join the military you will be far past your peers in knowledge, discipline, and you will have the faith in your training and ability to overcome life’s obstacles and succeed where others will fail. The skills and knowledge you will learn as an army explorer will serve you well in or out of the military. Do your best, listen and pay attention to your leaders and learn what it means you have honor, courage and commitment to your family, your community, and your country. 

BG Ricky Clay, Commanding General
BG Ricky L. Clay, USAE
Commanding Officer
United States Army Explorers
Vietnam War Memorial 50th Commemoration member
USAE Regimental DUI