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Mule Team : About

History
The Army Mules are a long standing tradition that serve as the mascots for not only the United States Military Academy, but the U.S. Army as a whole. The tradition began as a response by the academy when the Naval Academy adopted the goat as its mascot. Mules, the obvious choice for our mascot, had served in the Army for generations by hauling gear for our soldiers. The Mules today are Ranger III and Stryker, and they are cared for entirely by the cadet Mule Riders. One Mule Rider is chosen from each incoming class of cadets, making of a team of four that care for them every day.
Former Army Mules
  • Mr. Jackson
    • Years: 1936–1948
  • Pancho
    • Years: 1939–1958
  • Hannibal I
    • Years: 1948–1964
  • K.C. MO
    • Years: 1957–1969
  • Trotter
    • Years: 1957–1972
  • Hannibal II
    • Years: 1964–1980
  • Buckshot
    • Years: 1964–1986
  • Spartacus
    • Years: 1973–1994
  • Ranger I
    • Years: 1978–1995
  • Black Jack
    • Years: 1985–1989
  • Traveler
    • Years: 1990–2002
  • Trooper
    • Years: 1990–2002
  • Raider
    • Years: 1995–2011
  • Ranger II
    • Years: 2002–2011
  • General Scott
    • Years: 2002–2011