The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

175 Years of Leadership Excellence
The Citadel's 175th Anniversary

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About The Citadel’s 175th Anniversary
The Citadel celebrates 175 years of leadership excellence and academic distinction during the 2017-18 academic year. Spanning three centuries, The Citadel's enduring legacy of service to the state of South Carolina and the nation is a tradition of which its founding fathers would be justly proud. As an institution that builds character, educates the mind and develops principled leaders, The Citadel embraces the timeless values that have always served this country well.

About The Citadel
The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 23 graduate certificate programs, and eight evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule, with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News and World Report for six consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South, as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities, by Forbes.

Mission
Achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders.

Core values
Honor, Duty, Respect

Alumni accolades

  • Medal of Honor Recipients: 1
  • Astronauts: 1
  • U.S. Senators: 3
  • U.S. Congressmen: 12
  • U.S. Ambassadors: 8
  • State Governors: 6
  • College Presidents/Chancellors/Superintendents: 41
  • Flag Officers: 281
  • Army Chief of Staff: 1
  • Four-Star Generals: 4
  • Three-Star Generals: 30
  • Vice Admiral: 1
  • Adjutants General: 10
  • Four-Star Generals/Royal Thai Armed Forces: 8
  • Distinguished Service Cross recipients for extraordinary heroism: 21
  • Navy Cross recipients: 9
  • “Ace’s”: 5
  • USAF Thunderbirds: 4
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels: 4
  • 1st Team All-Americans: 57

Resources

Citadel presidents
Citadel Alumni Association
Fallen alumni

Follow the celebration on social media

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheCitadel/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheCitadel1842/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Citadel1842

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCitadelExperience

Media inquiries
For media inquiries, please contact the media relations team:

  • Kim Keelor, director of media relations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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