The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Beau Quarles

Corps Grad ’07

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Beau Quarles graduated from the Corps in 2007. Originally from Aiken, South Carolina, he currently works in the Information Technology Services department at The Citadel.

What are your top three career achievements to date?
My top three career achievements to date are managing high-value assets in both field and office settings, overseeing the technical team’s transition to digital meeting solutions, and redesigning The Citadel Information Technology Services’ delivery methodology.

What is your top three personal achievement to date?
I was a Hugh P. Duffy Award recipient, I am a proud father, and I spent ten years with the Army.

What are your top three bucket list goals?
My top three bucket list goals are to graduate from law school, to visit Trinidad and the Gold Coast, and to own a business that I can pass down to my children.

How did attending The Citadel help position you for success?
There are three specific ways in which I feel that The Citadel set me up for success. First and foremost, has been the fellowship with my classmates and others in the long gray line. These relationships have ranged from professional mentoring to personal advice. My personal and professional growth has been greatly increased by The Citadel’s alumni network. Second, The Citadel gave me the opportunity to use different leadership styles. When I was part of the Corps, the administration used the term ‘leadership laboratory’ and I believe this term is fitting. I believe that self-discovery is essential to progression. The third and maybe most professional useful way that The Citadel set me up for success, is the importance of time management within the Corps. This time management has given me the ability to be a full-time father, a mentor to young cadets, and a manager of large scale projects while also still finding time for fun and other community efforts. These are the reasons I’m thankful for my time at The Citadel.

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