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Citadel News Service

9 June 2005

Citadel Board of Visitors announces finalists
in presidential search

Six highly decorated military leaders have been named finalists in The Citadel’s search for its 19th president. The Citadel Board of Visitors released the names of the three- and four-star generals as a prelude to interviews with the candidates during the next two weeks.

A presidential search committee led by Tennessee businessman William Sansom selected the finalists from a field of 77 candidates.

"This is an outstanding slate," said BOV Chairman Billy Jenkinson. "It is obvious from the quality and qualifications of candidates that the presidential search committee has done an outstanding job. I commend them for their diligence in bringing these candidates to us in such a timely fashion."

The Citadel Board appointed the search committee in February shortly after Maj. Gen. John Grinalds announced that he would be stepping down as president. Grinalds will leave on Aug. 1.

The six finalists are:

Lieutenant General Colby M. Broadwater III, U.S. Army
Lt. Gen. Broadwater is chief of staff for the United States European Command in Germany. His 33-year career has included working with NATO and leading delegations into Iraq before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the formation of the Iraqi government. He has taught military science and coached at Virginia Military Institute. A 1972 graduate of The Citadel, Broadwater holds master of arts degrees from the Naval War College and Salve Regina University. He lives in Stuttgart, Germany.

General Carlton William Fulford, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Gen. Fulford was deputy commander of the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, when he retired in 2002 after serving 40 years in the Marine Corps. He is currently director of the National Defense University’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies, an organization devoted to research, education and policy development. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Fulford holds a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lives in Edgewater, Md.

General James T. Hill, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Gen. Hill was combatant commander of the United States Southern Command when he retired in 2004. In that post he led all U.S. military operations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. He is now president of The JT Hill Group, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in strategic leadership and Latin American political, military and security issues. A graduate of Trinity University, he holds a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. He lives in Coral Gables, Fl.

Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Libutti was named by President Bush as the first undersecretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security in June 2003, a post he held until January of this year. Prior to that, Libutti led the New York Police Department’s counter-terrorism efforts following the 9-11 attacks. A 1966 graduate of The Citadel, Libutti served for 35 years in the Marine Corps and was a special assistant to the secretary of defense when he retired in January 2002. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Parks, a 1969 Citadel graduate, served in the Marine Corps for 35 years and was deputy commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs when he retired in 2004. He is currently the president and CEO of the South Carolina Credit Union League and Affiliates. Parks holds master of arts degrees from Pepperdine University and the Naval War College. He lives in Irmo, S.C.

Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, Jr. U.S. Air Force
Lt. Gen. Rosa is superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. A 1973 graduate of The Citadel, Rosa served as deputy director for operations with the joint staff at the Pentagon prior to taking the top position at the Air Force Academy in 2003. He is a command pilot with more than 3600 flight hours and has served as an operations group commander and wing commander. Rosa has a master’s degree from Golden Gate University. He lives in Colorado Springs, Col.

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