The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


2015 CASM Inductees

Thomas H. Blackwell, M.D. - Class of 1981, Biology

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Dr. Blackwell is a physician, educator, entrepreneur, and expert in disaster medicine. He created one of the largest EMS post-graduate programs in the US, holds the patent for the first mobile emergency hospital system and became CEO of the company that manufactures these systems. Dr. Blackwell has extensive involvement in community EMS programs, and has been published extensively in the fields of disaster and emergency medicine. He is currently an Assistant Dean at the USC Medical School in Greenville.



Dr. David Fleming- Class of 1981, Department of Health, Exercise, & Sport Science

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Dr. Fleming is an established educator, teacher, coach, and mentor at elementary, secondary, and higher education levels. In a relatively short career, he has accumulated an impressive publications record and received significant extramural funding, and assumed leadershiproles such as past president of SDAAPHERD. Dr. Fleming is an expert in integrating STEM into out-of-school exercise program for at-risk youth. He is currently an Associate Professor at Clemson.



Brigadier General Harvey W. Schiller, PhD - Class of 1960, Chemistry

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BG Schiller led a distinguished military, academic and business career. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. BG Schiller was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the United States Air Force Academy. He was also Executive Director of the United States Olympic Committee., CEO of YankeeNets, and President of Turner Sports, Inc.





Dr. Richard D. Porcher, Jr. (Biology)

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Dr. Porcher is a scholar, educator, and conservationist. His distinguished teaching career at The Citadel integrated field biology into the curriculum (1970 – 2003). Dr. Porcher is the author of definitive books on South Carolina botanical and cultural resources. He has dedicated the proceeds from his books to student scholarships. Dr. Porcher is a renowned conservationist that uses his knowledge to influence regional environmental policies. He was the recipient of 2007 SC Environmentalist of the Year Award, and has mentored many prominent southeastern naturalists.

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