The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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E.W. Lilliewood, Jr.

Corps Grad ’86


Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Lilliewood graduated from the Corps in 1986 with a degree in political science. He currently lives in Virginia and works in the field of business.

What are your top three career achievements to date?
My top three career achievements to date are being promoted to Colonel in the U.S. Army, becoming the corporate vice president of a $25 million small business, and starting my own small business.

What are your top personal achievements to date?
I completed three masters’ degrees and I ran a marathon.

What are your top bucket list goals?
My top bucket list goals are to shoot par on a top tier golf course and to run a marathon in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

How did attending The Citadel help position you for success?
The Citadel helped position me for success simply by teaching me resilience. I learned that time is a luxury and that schedules are my friend. I learned that dignity and respect go a long way and that the honor code can work in the real world. I learned that self-confidence is a force multiplier. Lastly, it taught me that there are both good and bad leaders in this world.

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