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Citadel News Service
7 Nov 2006

Commandant's Department adds new assistants

Retired Army Lt. Col. Pamela Barton and retired Air Force Col. Christopher L. Glaze have been named assistant commandants at The Citadel.

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Lt. Col. Pamela Barton will oversee the training program and operations of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as assistant commandant for operations and training.

Barton will oversee the training program and operations of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. She came to The Citadel in 1999 as a tactical officer, mentor and instructor for the Commandant’s Department. In 2005 she was named Citadel Employee of the Year. Barton was appointed to her new position in August 2006.

A native of Florence, S.C., Barton is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and completed master’s and post doctoral work at Webster University. Her military education includes Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Logistics Executive Development Course, Armed Forces Staff College, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Airborne School, and the 82nd Airborne Jumpmaster School.

When she entered the service in 1975 she was the first female officer airborne qualified in any service. During her career she amassed more than 500 military and sport jumps, appearing with the 82nd Airborne Sport Parachute Demonstration Team. Her duty assignments included 18th Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, 50th Signal Battalion (Airborne); tactical officer, U.S. Military Academy, West Point; junior aide to the Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Alexander Haig; and 3rd Infantry Division, Leighton Barracks, Wurzburg, Germany, special assistant to the division commander. Barton retired in 2003 with 28 years of combined active duty and active reserve service in the U.S. Army.

Barton’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Double Oak Leaf, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Silver Oak Leaf, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, U.S. Army Parachute Badge and Belgian Paracommando Wings

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Col. Christopher L. Glaze, a 1979 graduate of The Citadel, is the new assistant commandant for discipline.

Barton is married to retired Lt. Col. Steve Barton and they have two daughters, Michelle, who works in the health and fitness industry, and Stephane, a senior at Wingate University in North Carolina.

Glaze, a 1979 graduate of The Citadel, is the new assistant commandant for discipline. He was appointed in September.

A master navigator, weapon systems officer, and electronic warfare officer with more then
1,800 flying hours, including 385 combat hours, Glaze enjoyed a 25 year career in the Air Force. During his career he served as a flight instructor and evaluator, flight commander, squadron operations officer, squadron commander, Joint Staff officer, and Air Staff deputy director. He has served at the squadron, group, wing, major command, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Staff level at assignments throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Glaze worked as a manager and director at Northrup Grumman Corp. and the Titan Corp. where he was responsible for sector-level business development. In 2005, he formed his own defense consulting business, Third Wave Strategies, Inc. while working as a project lead for Dynamic Analytics and Test. Inc. In September he returned to The Citadel as assistant commandant for discipline.

While a Citadel cadet, Glaze played soccer. He earned four varsity letters in soccer and was three times named to the first team All-Southern Conference team and once to All-State. In 1997 he was inducted into The Citadel’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Glaze holds master’s degrees in National Security Strategy and Studies from the Naval War College and in public administration from Troy State University. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Navy Naval War College and the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College where he was awarded the Commandant’s Award for overall best performance.

His military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Medal, Saudi-Arabia-Kuwait Liberation Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Readiness Medal. He has flown the T-43, T-37, F-5, F-15, F-16, F-111A/D/E, and EF-111A.

He is married to Rebecca Tanner. They have three daughters; Kathryn, an elementary school teacher in Greenville, S.C.; Erin, a senior at the College of Charleston; and Emma, a senior at Summerville High School in Summerville, S.C.

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