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Interview of Christopher Odom by Kai Sheffield

November 11, 2014


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Who would have thought that the young man who took the ASVAB in 1984 to get out of class would be the same man who retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010? Retired Master Sergeant Christopher Odom currently works here at The Citadel as a police captain in Public Safety. He did not venture too far from the law enforcement job he dedicated 24 years of his life to while in the Air Force. His stories—ranging from being a kid in Brooklyn, New York, with an occasional hot head to traveling around Italy and teaching subordinates how to remain level-headed under emergency situations—has inspired me, and I know the story of Ret. MSG Odom will inspire you as well.

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