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CADET RECEIVES AWARD, TOP QUALITIES OF A SOLDIER AND CITIZEN

Charleston, S.C.- Cadet Lt. Col. Reggie Gibbs will receive the Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina Medal Friday, February 20, during the afternoon dress parade at The Citadel. This will be presented by Alfred G. Pinckney, the president of the South Carolina chapter.

The Society of the Cincinnati Medal is awarded annually to the senior cadet officer who best exemplifies the citizen-soldier characteristics of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer who left his plow to become a successful general. Charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati include George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Marquis de Lafayette.

Reggie Gibbs is the battalion commander for Watts Barracks and holds the second highest senior cadet rank, lieutenant colonel. Majoring in history, Gibbs has consistently earned a place on the Dean's List for his academic excellence. He is the vice president for the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, president of Officer's Christian Fellowship, and president of the Semper Fidelis Society, society for those interested in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the 1998 Summerall Guards, The Citadel's elite drill platoon, and vice chairman for the Honor Committee.

Cadet Gibbs is scheduled to graduate this Spring. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ollie Gibbs of Lexington, Ky.

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