The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Anthony “Von” Mickle

Corps Grad ’95


I graduated from The Citadel in 1995 with a degree in business administration and modern languages (French). I am a member of The Citadel’s Business School Board of Advisors. I created my own company, The Investment Forum, to educate and empower the black community in terms of wealth.

What is your top career achievement to date?
My top career achievement to date was creating my company, The Investment Forum. It took an incredible amount of education, energy, integrity, grit, willpower, leadership, understanding, money, time, and other precious resources to accomplish this goal.

What are your top three personal achievements to date?
First, I have had the opportunity to expose my family to the top echelons of society. Second, I designed and built my dream home. Third, I had the opportunity to travel to China in order to write my book, Slide 68: 86 Your Current Life and Pursue the Lifestyle You've Been Dreaming Of, which was published in 2012.

What are your top three bucket list goals?
To stand on a mega yacht while watching to Formula One Grand Prix race in Monaco, to eat lunch at Al Muntaha in Dubai, and to rent an intercoastal waterway home in Ft. Lauderdale for a season.

How did attending The Citadel help position you for success?
The Citadel eliminated my intimidating of the white middle and upper class while introducing me to black individuals that were not first-generation college graduates. The Citadel gave me a chance to gain an exemplary education from a cast of world-traveled professors. Attending The Citadel helped me change an impoverished mindset to one of welcomed world stage dominance.

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