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CHARLESTON, SC (Oct. 25)--Gen. Carl E. Mundy, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, has been appointed the newest member of The Citadel's Advisory Council. Lt. General Claudius E. Watts III, president of The Citadel, invited Gen. Mundy to serve on the Advisory Council following his nomination by longstanding Council members.

     The purpose of the Advisory Council, composed of twelve nationally prominent executives, is to enhance the effectiveness of the military college's Board of Visitors. The Council was established in 1973 and Gen. Mark W. Clark, president emeritus of The Citadel, served as its first chairman. Gen. Mundy, a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, will be in Charleston this weekend to attend the Council's October 28th meeting with the Board.

     Prior to his retirement in September, Gen. Mundy held the post of Commandant of the Marine Corps and served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1991 he was promoted to four-star general and was assigned to command the Atlantic Fleet Marine Forces.

     Mundy, a 1957 graduate of Auburn University, devoted 39 years of service to the Marine Corps. He is a member of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Directors of the Sloan Foundation, and the Board of Advisors to the Navy League of the United States.

     By accepting a seat on The Citadel Advisory Council, Gen. Mundy will join the ranks of Gen. Jack M. Merritt, Council Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Association of the U.S. Army; General Charles A. Gabriel, Council Vice Chairman and Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force; Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Former President of Prairie View A&M University; Mr. Alvah H. Chapman Jr. (Class of '42), Chairman of the Board, Knight-Ridder Newspapers; General Andrew J. Goodpaster, Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; Maj. Gen. Guy L. Hecker (Class of '54), President, Stafford, Burke Hecker, Inc.; Mr. Bill Krause (Class of '63), President and CEO, STORM Techonology; Admiral Wesley L. McDonald, Former Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic and the Commander in Chief of the U. S. Atlantic Command; Dr. John M. Palms (Class of '58), President, University of South Carolina; Lt. Gen. George M. Seignious II (Class of '42), Former President of The Citadel; and Ambassador Richard L. Walker, Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.


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