The Citadel announced today that the Cadet Store has assumed a new name to honor long-time employee Tommy B. Hunter of Summerville.
Hunter retired as director of the cadet store last May after 31 years of dedicated work. He first joined The Citadel staff at the age of 29 as the property control auditor for the finance office. In 1971 he was named cadet store manager.
Hunter's great pride in his work is evident within the cadet store. He worked with more than 350 vendors who sold either uniforms or textbooks.
"Mr. Hunter knows only one way to conduct himself in all aspects of his life: Full speed ahead, with no distractions from accomplishing his responsibilities on the job, as a husband, father and grandfather, and as a friend to so many inside and outside of The Citadel community," said Col. Joel Heiser of The Citadel Commandant's Office.
During his extra time, Hunter volunteered as a coach for youth league sports and assisted the local Boy Scout troop in Hanahan.
Upon his retirement, Hunter said: "Sometimes I got a little burned out, but then I was reenergized every morning when I drove through The Citadel gates. It has been an unbelievable privilege to work at The Citadel."
The Tommy B. Hunter Cadet Store was dedicated in March.